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Shoe People

FIVE SHOEGAZE CLASSICS THAT COULD ALSO BE CONSIDERED DREAM POP
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MY BLOODY VALENTINE LOVELESS (CREATION, 1991) he deinitive album of the genre has come to represent the template for what shoegaze is: loud, harsh sounds coupled with sot sweet ones and all wrapped up in endless layers of blistering texture and fuzzed out guitars. An album as inluential in the dream pop world as in the shoegaze one.

SLOWDIVE SOUVLAKI (CREATION, 1993) Slowdive’s second album followed up on all the promise of their debut and then some. As beautifully tender and restrained as it is quietly forceful, the tones that come from the guitars feel as though they linger on forever.

MY BLOODY VALENTINE ISN’T ANYTHING (CREATION, 1998) he seismic impact of this band on the genre, decade and guitar music itself cannot be overstated and this debut album is the one that saw MBV trade up from some promising EPs to a band of immense importance. Most bands would be lucky to have one genredeining album, but MBV have two.

RIDE NOWHERE (CREATION, 1990) Perhaps the most pop and song-heavy album in the shoegaze cannon, oten feeling as much of an indie-rock bordering on Britpop record as anything, but the band’s reliance on fuzzy guitars, tangible production and rich texture also means this is a very close cousin of the dream pop world.

THE VERVE A STORM IN HEAVEN (HUT, 1993) Before they blew up and became one of the prominent bands of the Britpop era, he Verve were making much more interesting and sonically ambitious music. As demonstrated on their debut album, which is a lush soundscape of immersive textures, reverb-soaked guitars and Richard’s Ashcrot’s vocals creeping through occasional bursts of forceful guitars.

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