My Bloody Valentine
Eligible since: 2010 (The 2011 Induction Ceremony)
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Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2024 (ranked #250) .
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My Bloody Valentine's album Loveless is continually regarded as one of the greatest alternative rock albums of all time. Whether or not they'll be inducted based on that one album or not will be interesting to see, because they haven't done anything else since.
Posted by c.w. on Sunday, 03.25.07 @ 20:59pm
They'll get in, but like Pink Floyd, it'll take a few rounds.
Posted by MSB on Wednesday, 05.16.07 @ 12:17pm
I think that right now it is still too soon to really tell how much influence they are having. The Smashing Pumpkins basically ripped off their guitar sound for Siamese Dream, and nobody before them used sampling the way they have. They are becoming a band that every kid learns about at some point and is amazed at their sound. Almost like a right of passage, that I think will end every bit as influential as Nirvana or Radiohead from the nineties.
Posted by John on Saturday, 09.29.07 @ 13:00pm
Interesting note: The entirety of Loveless has been covered by the band Japancakes and released this year. How's that for influence?
Posted by William on Thursday, 12.13.07 @ 13:51pm
Yeah, lots of bands associated are reuniting, the most prominent being The Verve (who weren't REALLY madchester, but, you know...) and the Happy Mondays. The rumours about the Stone Roses getting together again have been floating about for a good while now, although Ian Brown is just a pillock now; Mani seems comfortable enough in Primal Scream; Squire has pretty much done all but give up music completely; and Reni hasn't said anything.
Posted by liam on Thursday, 12.13.07 @ 14:39pm
Posted by liam on Thursday, 12.13.07 @ 14:45pm
So.....why can't I find a page for the group Ride? They were a pretty big force in shoegaze, even if they won't EVER get inducted.
Posted by liam on Sunday, 01.13.08 @ 14:27pm
Shawn, I don't know whether you'll see this comment, but what did you think of MBV and the Roses?
Posted by Liam on Friday, 04.4.08 @ 15:38pm
Liam, I was very surprised at how much I was seduced by Loveless. I expected to have to choke it down, based on my listens to other lo-fi bands, but what I found is that I don't mind the feedback fuzz as long as it is used with tact and style, and how vital the vocals are to my attitude. I was pretty much mesmerized by BB's vocals, obscured as they are, over the hum of all that looped stuff.
Posted by shawn on Monday, 04.14.08 @ 15:28pm
I'll get you on some REALLY weird stuff some time later, Shawn. I'm thinking The Fall and Spacemen 3...
Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 04.15.08 @ 05:11am
"Loveless" truly does stand as an awesome album, but will one be enough to get them in? I am not disregarding the earlier work, and "Isn't Anything" could definitely be pointed to as extra proof of how good they were, but you'vr got to wonder how the boys in the back room will see it. It would be a shame if they thought otherwise.
Posted by Cheeecrop on Monday, 06.16.08 @ 05:03am
If the Swervedrive reunion album (assuming there is one, of course) isn't stale like "Bam Thwok" or Collideoscope, I can see a potential future for them. As it stands, I'd say it's pretty unlikely.
Posted by Liam on Monday, 06.16.08 @ 10:59am
FORE FATHERS OF SHOEGAZE
Posted by Alonso on Wednesday, 07.9.08 @ 00:41am
Loveless is such a monolithic album. They deserve it on its merits alone.
Posted by Jonas on Saturday, 12.20.08 @ 00:37am
Indie sucks. mbv sucks too.
Posted by AntiIndie on Wednesday, 01.7.09 @ 22:16pm
That movie looks good,doesn't it?Har, har, har.
Posted by S.R on Friday, 01.16.09 @ 19:03pm
They probably won't but never say never! Can you imagine what the ceremony would be like????
Posted by Rudy on Sunday, 04.5.09 @ 19:00pm
Emphatic yes here
Posted by Chalkie on Thursday, 04.29.10 @ 18:43pm
I agree with Chalkie.
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 07.27.10 @ 15:50pm
I just listened to "Loveless" for the first time. At first I could recognize it was groundbreaking, but didn't find it special; I just didn't get it. Then about halfway through something clicked, and I really enjoyed it. A second listen should provide my final opinion on it. I still believe they should get in.
Posted by Sam on Friday, 08.13.10 @ 20:30pm
I just listened to "Loveless" for the first time. At first I could recognize it was groundbreaking, but didn't find it special; I just didn't get it. Then about halfway through something clicked, and I really enjoyed it. A second listen should provide my final opinion on it.
Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 08.14.10 @ 03:44am
Posted by Sam on Sunday, 08.15.10 @ 19:35pm
Okay, scratch that. On my second listen, I'm still not getting it. It's alright, and certainly innovative, but I'm not getting those genius vibes that I'm supposed to be getting. Anybody want to help me out here?
Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 11.17.10 @ 13:57pm
"Anybody want to help me out here?"
Posted by Chalkie on Wednesday, 11.17.10 @ 15:46pm
Much better than My Chemical Romance
Posted by xdc on Thursday, 01.13.11 @ 19:00pm
Bullet For My Valentine
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 08.9.11 @ 22:31pm
'Isn't Anything' should have been elected in the Album Project... there also should be more tracks than "Only Shallow".
Posted by Chalkie on Saturday, 08.13.11 @ 18:42pm
Agreed... Isn't Anything>Loveless
Posted by Sam on Thursday, 08.25.11 @ 06:37am
Nirvana sucks balls
Posted by roy on Wednesday, 12.21.11 @ 08:11am
Hey! we already have a Roy here and if you want to post under that name then you must first post 5 lists of artists better than nirvana and in each of those lists you must mention Chicago.
Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 12.21.11 @ 08:38am
"Agreed... Isn't Anything>Loveless"
Posted by Chalkie on Sunday, 03.11.12 @ 19:50pm
My Chemical Romance
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 01.23.13 @ 09:48am
So, "mbv", the "Chinese Democracy" of Alt Rock has finally surfaced after a 22 year wait.
Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 02.3.13 @ 11:08am
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