My Bloody Valentine are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1983. Since 1987, the band's lineup has consisted of founding members Kevin Shields (vocals, guitar) and Colm Ó Cíosóig (drums), with Bilinda Butcher (vocals, guitar) and Debbie Googe (bass). The group are known for their integration of noise, melody, and unorthodox guitar and production techniques. Their work in the late 1980s and early 1990s resulted in their pioneering a musical style known as shoegazing.

Following several membership changes and unsuccessful releases, My Bloody Valentine signed to Creation Records in 1988. The band released a number of successful EPs, including You Made Me Realise (1988), Glider (1990) and Tremolo (1991), and two studio albums, Isn't Anything (1988) and Loveless (1991) on the label. Loveless, which has been described as the band's magnum opus and one of the best albums of the 1990s, was a major critical success. However, the band were dropped by Creation Records after its release due to the album's extensive production costs. In 1992, My Bloody Valentine signed to Island Records and recorded several albums worth of unreleased material, remaining largely inactive. Following the departure of Googe and Ó Cíosóig in 1995, My Bloody Valentine later disbanded in 1997.

In 2007, Shields announced My Bloody Valentine had reformed and the band subsequently toured across Europe, Asia and North America. Following reissues of both Isn't Anything and Loveless, and the release of the compilation album EP's 1988–1991 (2012), My Bloody Valentine's long-delayed third studio album, m b v, was released on 2 February 2013, 22 years after the release of their last full-length album.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1985 This Is Your Bloody Valentine 5 2
1988 Isn’t Anything 5 11
1991 Loveless 4.65 12
2013 m b v 3.4 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1989 Ecstasy and Wine 2
2001 Things Left Behind.... 2
2009 Before Loveless 1
2011 Lost Tracks & Rare Cuts 5 1
2012 EP's 1988-1991 3
Collected Rarities 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1985 Man You Love to Hate - Live 1
2008 2008-09-21: All Tomorrow's Parties NY, Monticello, NY, USA 1
1987: Manchester, UK 1
1989-05-31: Axis, Boston, MA, USA 1
1992-02-03: Slim's, San Francisco, CA, USA 1
1992-02-04: Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA 1
1992-03-17: Olympia, Paris, France 1
1992-07-04: Vancouver, BC, Canada (Loom) 1
2008-06-13: ICA, London, UK 1
2008-06-24: The Roundhouse, London, England, UK 1
2008-09-22: Roseland Ballroom, New York City, NY, USA 1
2008-09-30: Concourse Design Center, San Francisco, CA, USA 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1988 Feed Me With Your Kiss 5 3
1988 Instrumental 1
1990 Glider 4 3
1991 To Here Knows When 1
1992 Only Shallow 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1985 Geek! 1
1986 The New Record By 1
1987 Sunny Sundae Smile 1
1987 Strawberry Wine 1
1987 Ecstasy 1
1987 You Made Me Realise 5 3
1991 Tremolo 5 4

EP + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1988: Peel Session 1

EP + Remix

Year Title RatingReleases
1990 Glider E.P. Remixes 1

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