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One of my favourite bands, My Bloody Valentine, finally released a followup to their genre-defining “Loveless” on Saturday night, simply titled “MBV”. The catch? That album was released in 1991. The gap between the two albums means that I’ve waited almost my entire living years to hear this album. But it was worth the wait — it’s one hell of an album.

James Brooks reflects on some of the unique aspects of the second half of the record (sic):

if that’s what the problem was i guess it makes sense that what we ended up getting were some sonic experiments that engage with the tempo and repetitive structure of jungle or dnb without containing any breakbeats or synthesizers or any other actual deliberate sonic nods to those genres and a couple of slower songs over midtempo beats that sound kinda like st etienne

Via Scott Whittaker.