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Music, My Bloody Valentine Turns It Down to 11

My Bloody Valentine Turns It Down to 11

There are unmuffled Harley-Davidsons, close-proximity jackhammers, and skull-rattling jet engines. There are shotgun blasts, freeway traffic, and the acute distress of someone shouting in your face. Then there is the sound of My Bloody Valentine in concert. The band amplifies…
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Music, All Shook Down Why My Bloody Valentine's <i>Loveless</i> Isn't as Good as You Think

Why My Bloody Valentine's Loveless Isn't as Good as You Think

In the two decades since its release, My Bloody Valentine's Loveless has become a Teflon-coated favorite; sharp criticism of the album never sticks. So in honor of the '91 classic officially getting the remaster treatment this week (also slated…
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Music, All Shook Down A Father's Day Wishlist: Kiss Hilarity, Glen Hansard Busking, My Bloody Valentine Humming, and More

A Father's Day Wishlist: Kiss Hilarity, Glen Hansard Busking, My Bloody Valentine Humming, and More

Lou Reed set the bar rather low with his idea of the perfect day: sips of sangria in the park, a trip to the zoo, a movie. "It Was a Good Day" also kept it simple, with Ice Cube's…
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Music, Shoegaze dimmed My Bloody Valentine's brilliance

Shoegaze dimmed My Bloody Valentine's brilliance

Even before the band fell off the face of the Earth in the early '90s, My Bloody Valentine was a legend in the making. Now a reunion tour gives one of the most influential acts of its generation a chance…
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Music, Reviewed Sandycoates

Sandycoates

Sometimes the Moore Brothers' music sounds too precious. Yeah, it's nice having our very own version of Simon & Garfunkel, but occasionally the local duo's acoustic melodies feel a bit too brittle, their lyrics too intentionally whimsical. On the other…
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Music, Pop Philosophy

Pop Philosophy

A voice from the past, a fear of the present You probably won't remember Robert Seidler unless you lived in the Bay Area in the mid-'80s -- and even then, it may be tough to recall him by name. In…
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