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Shoegaze Albums

Trying to compile a sort of "ultimate" Shoe-gaze list. Feel free to add albums I've missed, however obscure, or stuff that may not really be shoe-gaze but is close enough (a la Deerhunter). Please include release date as well.

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My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991)
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything (1988)
My Bloody Valentine - MBV (2013)

Medicine - Shot Forth Self Living (1992)
Medicine - The Buried Life (1993)

The Black Ryder - Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride (2009)

The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Methodrone (1995)

Swervedriver - Raise (1991)

Lilys - In the Presence of Nothing (1992)

Pale Saints - In Ribbons (1992)
Pale Saints - The Comforts of Madness (1990)

Ride - Nowhere (1990)
Ride - Smile (1990)

The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)

Whirr - Pipe Dreams (2012)

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National Skyline
National Skyline (00)
This=Everything (01)
Exit Now (01)

I am not particularly steeped in this genre, but these guys are kinda/sorta local to me and I enjoy their stuff.

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Slowdive
Just for a Day (1991)
Souvlaki (1993)
Pygmalion (1995)

their doing a reunion tour, I think their at the Pitchfork festival next week.
Link: Crazy for You - live from this year

Chapterhouse - Whirlpool (1991)

Curve
Doppelgänger (1992)
Cuckoo (1993)

Adorable - Against Perfection (1993)

Lush - Split (1994)

Bowery Electric
Bowery Electric (1995)
Beat (1996)

Lovesliescrushing - Xuvetyn (1996)

Asobi Seksu - Citrus (2006)

Alcest - Souvenirs d'un autre monde (2007)

Astrobrite - Whitenoise Superstar (2007)

Pinkshinyultrablast - Happy Songs for Happy Zombies (2009)

Tokyo Shoegazer - Crystallize (2011)

Nothing - Guilty of Everything(2014)

not exactly shoegaze but mixed with some other genres

Have a Nice Life - Deathconsciousness (2008) post-punk
Jesu - Jesu (2004) drone-metal
Flying Saucer Attack - Flying Saucer Attack (1993) space rock
Sweet Trip - Velocity : Design : Comfort (2003) idm, glitch pop (really interesting album, probably won't find anything similar to it so it's worth a listen)
Film School - Hideout (2007)

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Some great shoegaze albums came out this year

Nothing - Guilty of Everything

A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Sea When Absent

Cheetahs - Cheetahs

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No Catherine Wheel or Radiohead? Elbow? I know they're more popular than most on your list, but only Radiohead really eclipses The Jesus and Mary Chain in name recognition.

Radiohead - Pablo Honey and The Bends. After that it's hard to call them shoegaze.

Catherine Wheel - Ferment is shoegaze, Chrome somewhat less so and Happy Days and beyond aren't (though definitely great albums).

Elbow - I'm far less familiar with this band, but found Asleep In the Back to be a very good album. Also the song Scattered Black and White is excellent, could look up which album it's from but need to get back to work now.

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No Catherine Wheel or Radiohead? Elbow? I know they're more popular than most on your list, but only Radiohead really eclipses The Jesus and Mary Chain in name recognition.

Radiohead - Pablo Honey and The Bends. After that it's hard to call them shoegaze.

Catherine Wheel - Ferment is shoegaze, Chrome somewhat less so and Happy Days and beyond aren't (though definitely great albums).

Elbow - I'm far less familiar with this band, but found Asleep In the Back to be a very good album. Also the song Scattered Black and White is excellent, could look up which album it's from but need to get back to work now.
I was bound to forget some, hence the thread!

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Monster Movie considered Shoegaze? I know some of them were in Slowdive.

Anyway, Monster Movie is awesome.

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I wish this genre got bigger. There are alot of good ones but they all seem to pale in comparison to My Bloody Valentine.

I don't think Radiohead was ever anything close to Shoegaze.

Do Jesus and Mary Chain and Cocteau Twins count?

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I'm here to recommend...oh, right, Loveless was the first one mentioned.

Well, carry on

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I wish this genre got bigger. There are alot of good ones but they all seem to pale in comparison to My Bloody Valentine.

I don't think Radiohead was ever anything close to Shoegaze.

Do Jesus and Mary Chain and Cocteau Twins count?
No to JaMC, big no to Radiohead, and yes to Cocteau Twins, but mainly as an influence.

Candy Claws might freshen the genre a tad:




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radiohead isnt shoegaze

that sweet trip album is ace

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Candy Claws might freshen the genre a tad:




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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKiq...9pFY5QPFcGdtmL
great album, so lush

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No Catherine Wheel or Radiohead? Elbow? I know they're more popular than most on your list, but only Radiohead really eclipses The Jesus and Mary Chain in name recognition.

Radiohead - Pablo Honey and The Bends. After that it's hard to call them shoegaze.

Catherine Wheel - Ferment is shoegaze, Chrome somewhat less so and Happy Days and beyond aren't (though definitely great albums).

Elbow - I'm far less familiar with this band, but found Asleep In the Back to be a very good album. Also the song Scattered Black and White is excellent, could look up which album it's from but need to get back to work now.
I don't think you know what Shoegaze is.

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Candy Claws might freshen the genre a tad:
I take credits on that one, for the record

I'm sort of torn on Cocteau Twins, which would have easily be my answer to this thread. Probably more dream pop, even though I sometimes have the most difficult time making sense of the distinction.

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Best album in this vein for me outside of Loveless. This is more drone-ish but just an incredible listen...one of the most immersing albums ever.

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THE VERVE EP, come on people

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One of the best of all time!

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I don't think you know what Shoegaze is.
No kidding how can anyone suggest that Radiohead is shoegaze?

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I take credits on that one, for the record
Funny you should say that. Honest to god, I woke up this morning and my very first thought of the day was "Damn, I should have given Garo credit."

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No kidding how can anyone suggest that Radiohead is shoegaze?
Because the first time I ever heard the term "shoegaze" (sometime between 1994-1995) it was being used to describe Radiohead. And though Wikipedia doesn't list them as a shoegaze band (and mind you, Wikipedia didn't exist back then), their first two albums most certainly fit the description, and the band certainly looks the part in the video for Creep.

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The British music press—particularly NME and Melody Maker—named this style "shoegazing" because the musicians in these bands stood still during live performances in a detached, introspective, non-confrontational state, hence the idea that they were gazing at their shoes.[1][2] The heavy use of effects pedals also contributed to the image of performers looking down at their feet during concerts.
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The first bands to attract the shoegazing label (Catherine Wheel, Slowdive, Swervedriver, Chapterhouse, Ride, Moose, Lush and Pale Saints) were largely influenced by My Bloody Valentine,
Go listen to Pablo Honey and even The Bends again. Watch the video for "Creep" to see whether they fit the physical description.

God, you guys can be such snobs sometimes

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Because the first time I ever heard the term "shoegaze" (sometime between 1994-1995) it was being used to describe Radiohead. And though Wikipedia doesn't list them as a shoegaze band (and mind you, Wikipedia didn't exist back then), their first two albums most certainly fit the description, and the band certainly looks the part in the video for Creep.





Go listen to Pablo Honey and even The Bends again. Watch the video for "Creep" to see whether they fit the physical description.

God, you guys can be such snobs sometimes
How is that snobby? It's not an insult or a complement to the band if they're shoegaze or not.

I don't understand how the songs on Pablo Honey or The Bends are anything like Shoegaze. Certainly not Creep, which is a pure rock/pop song. What physical description did you have in mind? Just.. noisy rock + smooth/harrowing vocals = shoegaze?


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Not Shoegaze per se or as a whole but some songs are Shoegazing and albums have Shoegaze elements.

The Wedding Present - Seamonsters
Galaxie 500 - On Fire
Mercury Rev - Yerself is Steam
Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Yo la Tengo - Painful

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