>used to be a massive fan of Loveless
>my dad has a trendy friend who was really into the shoegaze and neo-psych scene in the 1990s
>turns me onto Lush, Cocteau Twins, Echo and the Bunnymen, Sway, The Veldt, Slowdive
>become true dream pop/shoegaze patrician
What are your stories /mu/?
My dad got me into MBV, Galaxie, Verve, Ride, etc. He's a big music fan and it's cool.
Anyways check out the best shoegaze album of the year (AOTY for me):
Also Whirr/Nothing split was okay, nothing interesting though
Has anyone tried mixing shoegazy guitar effects with more dance-oriented genres? I'd love to hear some shoegaze house, funk, disco or even something more African like soukous.
Shoegaze doo woop would be amazing too.
I've been a shoegaze fan since I was a kid, and MBV is still one of the greatest bands ever
I understand expanding beyond the essentials once you become more familiar with a genre. I just don't understand how people can be so dismissive of MBV, I've yet to hear a good argument for MBV being anything less than great as far as shoegaze is concerned.
"Overrated" is not a good arguement.
OP here, for the record I still like MBV, but I don't worship them like I did before. My dad's friend tends to prefer the smoother side of the shoegaze (i.e. Slowdive and Cocteau Twins) to the noisy side. He's also turned off by the circlejerking over Kevin Shields' guitar tone.
so he's a contrarian? He doesn't like them because of their fan base or whatever? sounds pretty stupid. Also there isn't anything else like thkw in terms of guitar tone, it's genuinely innovative
More god-tier shoegaze.
"Common musical elements of shoegazing consist of distortion, droning riffs and a "wall of sound" from noisy guitars. Typically, two distorted rhythm guitars are played together to give an amorphous quality to the sound. Although lead guitar riffs were often present, they were not the central focus of most shoegazing songs.
Vocals are typically subdued in volume and tone, but a strong sense of melody generally exists underneath the layers of guitars. However, lyrics are not emphasized, nor are vocals. While the genres that influenced shoegazing often used drum machines, shoegazing more often features live drumming."
Sounds like shoegaze to me
I just saw slowdive live a few hours ago