Classic Album Sundays NYC presents My Bloody Valentine's Loveless
Our audiophile sound system is made up of (2) Klipsch La Scala Loudspeakers, (2) Klipsch SW-115 Subwoofers, Rega Exact MM cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Moon LP310 Grounding, Audio Note UK Jinro Shochu power amp & pre-amp, AudioQuest Interconnects and cabling.
Presented by Paul Raffaele & Barbie Bertisch (Love Injection)
Loveless is the second studio album by Irish rock band My Bloody Valentine. Released on 4 November 1991, the album was recorded over a two-year period between 1989 and 1991. Vocalist and guitarist Kevin Shields dominated the arduous recording process; intent on achieving a particular sound, he experimented with guitar tremolo techniques and tuning systems, unorthodox production methods, obscured vocals, and sampled feedback and percussion. The group cycled through nineteen studios and a larger number of engineers during the album's two-year creation, with total recording costs rumoured to have reached £250,000.
While Loveless did not achieve great commercial success upon its release, it received enthusiastic reviews from critics, who praised its sonic innovations. Following the record's release, My Bloody Valentine were removed from their record label Creation Records due to the difficulty and expense of working with Shields, a factor that was alleged to have contributed to the bankruptcy of the label. In the subsequent years, the group struggled to record a follow-up album and would eventually break up in 1997. Loveless would be their last full-length release for over two decades.
Since its release, Loveless has been widely proclaimed as among the best albums of the 1990s by critics, as a landmark work of the shoegazing genre, and as an influence on various subsequent artists.