so guys, i've been here a while and only now have i tried to into shoegaze. So far, Loveless is 10/10, souvlaki is 8/10, and nowhere is mediocre.
what's some more noisy-ish shoegaze? rym's lists are too daunting
also, feel free to shoegaze general
the only shoegaze album I like more than loveless
Pic related has always been one of my fav shoegaze albums along with Loveless and Constance. The bass just kills it.
alright, i'll download these
i've downloaded this but never listened yet. is it superior to loveless in any way? or is it just the same thing but less polished?
Lovesliescrushing - bloweyelashwish and Xuvetyn
Astrobrite - Crush, Pinkshinyultrablast, and All the Stars Will Fall
Glifted - Under and In
Have a Nice Life - Deathconsciousness
Why I've been listening to lately, anyways
What do people think of Nothing? I love them but I've seen them get a bit of hate on here.
Check out a Place to Bury Strangers as this chart points out. Noisy shoegaze with some post-punk mixed in as well. LSD and the Search For God is also really good, very similar style to Loveless
Completely agree, why do people like Treasure over LOLV?
>Don't listen to this chart op. It has Treasure but not Leaven or Las Vegas. Just ignore this op.
i absolutely adore treasure, but H&LV was underwhelming to me. however, neither of them have the loveless-esque dreamy but noisy feeling to them. out of everything in that chart, perfect perscription and psychocandy are probably closest to what i want
SPC ECO's 1st album might be up your alley.
This album - considered the seminal japanese shoegaze album
(tho i'd say there are enough garage/punk/surf rock elements to make it more than a mbv knock-off)
a taste: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZykpsE07Big
As someone whose first CT album was HOLV, I would absolutely prefer Treasure if I didn't find its production to be so sickeningly slick. It still has a really good wintry vibe though; Lorelei is basically Christmas in dream pop form. HOLV to me feels like the definitive entry point to the band's discography - probably their most polished and well-rounded effort, but lacks the more single-minded ambitions of their earlier stuff. Like if you really enjoy wintry atmospheres then Victorialand and Treasure are definitely more recommendable listens than HOLV, or how I'd sooner recommend Garlands to someone who like Pornography-esque post punk. HOLV is strong in its own way, but aside from the slightly more focused, cohesive lyrics (a weird thing to say about CT in the first place) it doesn't really have much of a pop-out element to it. It's just really good music, as is the rest of their discography.
Astrobrite's Crush is pretty cool and noisy
I'm convinced that this is the best shoegaze-metal fusion album of all time. The textures are breathtaking, and the walls of sound are suffocating.
This is one of my favorites, but I never see it mentioned here.
yeah pygmalion is really good, but it's not shoegaze
did anybody do the crowdfun for Sway/Blind Mr. Jones represses?
Who else is hyped for the new lsd and the search for god lp?
I've seen MBV once and that's it.
I also wear earplugs, went to a Stiff Little Fingers gig last year and have had permanent tinnitus ever since, small venue large volume, wasn't even all that good.
not too much after their single they released, sounded like stale shoegaze made by anyone.
I hope they continue with their sound/approach they were going for instead of becoming even more generic
Boring as fuck. Whirr are a lot better. Death of Lovers is pretty neat though.
>tfw I think Head Over Heels is by far the best thing CT have done.
Some stuff I can recommend:
>Ceremony - Disappear
I find it better than Rocket Fire and Distance, personally. I love that sinister new wave sound buried under heaps of feedback and noise that got axed with sebsequent releases. It still doesn't reach the brilliance of Synthstatic but it's close sometimes. Check out their self-titled as well, Our Last Goodbye is a killer shoegaze song.
>You Walk Through Walls - S/T
Cool shoegaze from members of Air Formation. They released that solid first album this year.
>Soundpool - Mirrors in Your Eyes
If you like disco beats in your shoegaze you must listen to this. I found Dichotomis & Dreamland boring as hell though.
This was the first cassette I bought. Promo copy of Afrodisiac, probably one of my favorite physical copies of an album that I own
This is brilliant. Apollo Heights are also really good.
I like this one more than Loveless, sorry. Personal 10/10.
Heh didn't think they where that good. Weed do the whole grungegaze thing A LOT better.
Heaven is definitely better.
Their Don't Say EP is absolutely fantastic.
The Angelic Process - Weighing Souls with Sand
it's in the archive many times over