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It finally happened. My Bloody Valentine released a followup album to their seminal album Loveless last night after over 20 years of speculation. You can buy the 46 minute album m b v at mybloodyvalentine.org if the server is up in digital, CD and vinyl formats.

A lot of people can’t quite believe their ears. For those who weren’t teenagers or familiar with them the first time around, you’ll rightly be wondering what the fuss is about. I was too young for shoegaze the first time around and it never did it for me when I heard it, but swathes of pent-up ambient noise was. MBV’s music was always crushing in its impact and heady in its melodic overtones, a languid sharp energy rush.

Listening to this new album m b v now is like experiencing something taken out of context and beamed from that late ’80s/early ’90s aesthetic. It’s too early to say what this album is or isn’t but one thing that has remained steadfast was that My Bloody Valentine make beautiful abstract dynamic noise and this surprising new album is no different.

Listen to m b v