My Bloody Valentine caused the Internet to rupture this past weekend as the Ireland-based band released mbv, their long-awaited follow-up to their 1991 classic shoegaze album Loveless. Announcing the news via Facebook, the band’s website duly crashed as fans attempted to cop the project while the Twitterverse lit up with witticisms about surprise announcement. Here’s 15 of the best reviews of mbv thus far:
Shoutout to My Bloody Valentine for hooking up Illuminati members such as myself with the “new” album back in 1998.
— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari) February 3, 2013
TOP TIP: recreate the last track of #mbv by forcing Swervedriver and Autechre to jam between a stack of Marshalls and a Boeing 747 turbine.
— distraction records (@distractionrecs) February 3, 2013
Congrats to My Bloody Valentine on finally releasing Chinese Democracy!
— Todd Fasen (@toddfasen) February 3, 2013
My thoughts going out to all the families of rock critics facing a ruined Sunday because of My Bloody Valentine releasing their new album.
— Caitlin Moran (@caitlinmoran) February 3, 2013
the best My Bloody Valentine song came out four years ago btw and practically everybody slept on it youtube.com/watch?v=SPj0A_…
— The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) February 3, 2013
Without a doubt, MBV have produced the best album of 1996. #mbv
— Craig Brown (@sloan1874) February 3, 2013
whoa. my bank just called to confirm that was me actually purchasing #mbv‘s new album online.
— Davy Gordon (@dlgordo) February 3, 2013
More like My BUDDY Valentine! These kids are #terrific!
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) February 3, 2013
— Andrew Coombes (@andrewcoombes) February 3, 2013
Don’t read what anyone is writing/going to write, just listen to the new #mbv record without some idiot clouding your thoughts
— Beach House (@BeaccchHoussse) February 3, 2013
thousands of people, all over the world, hanging out by themselves, listening to the same record at the same time. #mbv
— scientific american (@scntfc) February 3, 2013
The best thing about #mbv appearing mid- nightshift was people’s collective excitement about music, haven’t experienced that for ages
— Jonathan Greer (@slowthrills) February 3, 2013
Listening to the new #mbv album now. The top end is covered. Clipping slightly on that bit. The mids seem fairly level. Headphone test
— Matt Berry (@porksmith) February 3, 2013
2013, the year shoegaze finally conquered Britpop #mbv
— Robin (@Robin_Bockman) February 3, 2013
My Bloody Valentine released a what?
— stu egan (@stuegan) February 3, 2013