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Album of the Week: My Bloody Valentine, MBV

By February 13, 2013

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Band: My Bloody Valentine
Album: MBV
Label: Pickpocket
Release Date: February 2, 2013

Somehow, My Bloody Valentine's third album manages to live up to over two decades of expectations.

To call MBV merely one of 2013's most-anticipated albums is to drastically undersell it. The third My Bloody Valentine LP long ago ascended into the realm of indie myth. After leader Kevin Shields blew out deadline after deadline in the '90s —eventually shelving the recordings by the turn of the millennium— the possibility of a follow-up to 1991's immortal Loveless dwindled. In fact, Loveless grew more and more revered, with each passing year, simply because of the fact that it was never succeeded; its perfection symbolized by the fact that it could never be followed up. Like The Avalanches or Neutral Milk Hotel, fans could content themselves in that one album, again and again, never worrying about tomorrow. But, suddenly, tomorrow is now upon us....

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