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Shoegaze & Beyond

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My Bloody Valentine  Only Shallow   buy on itunes
Ride  Vapour Trail   buy on itunes
Lush  For Love   buy on itunes
Slowdive  Alison   buy on itunes
blur  She's So High   buy on itunes
Catherine Wheel  Black Metallic   buy on itunes
Spiritualized  Run   buy on itunes
Cocteau Twins  Heaven or Las Vegas   buy on itunes
The Verve  Slide Away   buy on itunes
Swervedriver  Duel   buy on itunes
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club  Too Real   buy on itunes
Moose  Can't Get Enough of You   buy on itunes
Lilys  Mystery School Assembly   buy on itunes
Loop  Arc-Lite (Sonar)   buy on itunes
Caribou  Hendrix With KO   buy on itunes
The Brian Jonestown Massacre  Anenome   buy on itunes
Swirlies  Give Us Moonrocks!   buy on itunes
Bethany Curve  Long Beach   buy on itunes
Televise  Mercy Seat   buy on itunes
Ulrich Schnauss  Crazy for You   buy on itunes
Hum  I Hate It Too   buy on itunes
Ride  Dreams Burn Down   buy on itunes
Slowdive  Machine Gun   buy on itunes
Chapterhouse  Pearl   buy on itunes


Distorted guitars that intertwine into droning yet dynamic riffs? Check. Understated vocals that lend melodic underpinnings to an avant wall of sound? Check. Intense concentration, or perhaps inexperienced shyness, resulting in a steadfast, footward stare while playing live? Yep, it's Shoegaze, the musical movement marked by the reverberating washes of sound espoused by such late-'80s/early-'90s British bands as Lush, Ride, and the generally acknowledged progenitors of the movement, My Bloody Valentine. Herewith, the Basics of the genre, from the atmospheric pulsations of MBV's groundbreaking soundscape "Only Shallow" to Blur's more radio-friendly entry, "She's So High."
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