12 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With this full-length debut, My Bloody Valentine introduced something that few bands have ever created: a whole new noise. Isn’t Anything’s unstable combination of gentle and ferocious elements is the key to this innovation. Even on songs as assaultive as “Feed Me with Your Kiss” or the Sonic Youth-worthy “Sueisfine,” the band’s knack for psych-pop melodies, along with Bilinda Butcher and Kevin Shields’ blissed-out vocals, is somehow strong enough to weather Shields’ constantly surging maelstrom of reverb, effects, and feedback.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With this full-length debut, My Bloody Valentine introduced something that few bands have ever created: a whole new noise. Isn’t Anything’s unstable combination of gentle and ferocious elements is the key to this innovation. Even on songs as assaultive as “Feed Me with Your Kiss” or the Sonic Youth-worthy “Sueisfine,” the band’s knack for psych-pop melodies, along with Bilinda Butcher and Kevin Shields’ blissed-out vocals, is somehow strong enough to weather Shields’ constantly surging maelstrom of reverb, effects, and feedback.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

PaPER CAMERaS ,

Isn't Anything is no Loveless stepchild

Way back before an internet beaming 2-4-7, before the coined terms multiplying underground music, there was Husker Du. And much like Sonic Youth I wasn't prepared for songwriting to take a blistering sheet metal turn to rhythmic tantrums. I fell quick and deep for it. When Husker Du went away I was long crashing with The Jesus and Mary Chain. Then there was Dinosaur Jr.'s SST heyday setting a table of knives that became the perfect storm called Isn't Anything. And I was playing guitar by now, asking teachers how to play these static melodies. I'm glad they all refused. I'm glad they did not understand.

=m.

nonesuch777 ,

Isn't Anything started it all...

This is a groundbreaking and inspiring record from the band that defined shoegaze back in the '80s and '90s. My Bloody Valentine spawned an entire scene of look-alikes and pretenders, but MBV dishes out the real deal here. This is amazing music, the likes of which no one had ever heard when it was released. Twenty years later and it still sounds just as far ahead of its time as it was back then: that's wild. My favorite cuts are Lose My Breath, Sueisfine, and I Can See It (But I Can't Feel It). Honestly though, this entire album is worth the purchase. Everyone deserves to treat themselves to hearing My Bloody Valentine.

Simp5913 ,

Love

First listen was while I was on a walk.Thought my speakers were blown. Can't hear the singer? What's all this fuzz? Is the volume adjusting on it's own? Hmm....catchy riffs though. By the 6th listen I was hooked and fell in love with this album. The beauty came out through the haze and everything made sense .

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