Favorite Tracks: "To Here Knows When" and "Blown A Wish" and "What You Want" and "Soon"
Thoughts: Hey! We're back. Did you miss this series at all? I did. Thanks for holding while I DID'ed out.
So the things I know about My Bloody Valentine are as follows: they're Irish, alternative, and for many years I confused their name with the movie--which came first? The movie, it turns out. Still, great name for a band. But is the music worthy of #217?
Well, I'm afraid that on my first listen, and this may be wholly to be expected for non-alternative listeners, that the music didn't open itself up to me. Too often the melody did not triumph or work in conjunction with the 'noise.' Here and there what I consider music would sort of shine through the fog of distortion, and I felt something or liked what I heard. But in general this album left me pretty cold, and with no understanding as to why it's ranked so high. Are any of my readers fans who could help me out here? I think I just don't understand most alternative music, and probably never will.
Is This Better Than The River?: Yeah, that's a no from me.