Blue Skied An’ Clear: An appreciation of Slowdive’s Pygmalion

Conventional wisdom holds that Slowdive’s second album Souvlaki is their masterpiece – certainly it’s my go-to of their catalog – but the critical re-evaluation Pygmalion – their once-but-no-longer swan song – has gotten over the past quarter-century is pretty remarkable. On its initial release in February of 1995, it seemed to be cursed. Drummer Simon […]

My Bloody Valentine’s Isn’t Anything on #TimsTwitterListeningParty

Kevin Shields doesn’t really seem a Twitter kind of guy, but with the Domino re-release of the remastered reissues My Bloody Valentine’s of Loveless and Isn’t Anything rolling out today, he found his AOL password and along with the rest of band all sharing the @mbvofficial account, got online this week to participate in an […]

Ride / Today Forever

I have Sonic Cathedral’s 1991: The Year Shoegaze Broke rolling blog for inspiring this post, because without their March 25 entry, I never would have known that my favourite Ride release actually had an accompanying VHS/Laserdisc release and that all four songs on it had an accompanying video. The EP itself is long out of […]