While My Bloody Valentine served up a dense wall of aggressive sound, Ride took a less confrontational approach to help create the shoegazer movement. Nowhere features a shimmering whirl of sound, with harmonies and melodies that recall the psychedelic '60s while the guitar tones ramp up the electronics of the late '70s through to 1990, when this album was first released. It's a work of both subtle and overt genius. Drummer Laurence Colbert deserves special distinction, for it's his Keith Moon-like drumming that adds crazy excitement to the squalls of "Seagull" and the otherwise laid-back groove of "Kaleidoscope." Mark Gardener and Andy Bell use their vocals to both follow the melody and weave an aura. "In a Different Place" is simply beautiful. Alan Moulder's mix ensures the band's sonics find their best expression. The 11-track version of the album includes the band's Fall EP, while the 15-track version adds the Today Forever EP for even more trance-inducing richness. A bargain at any price.