- 04 Feb 13
Eamon Sweeney reviews the first My Bloody Valentine album in 22 years...
"We are 100 percent going to make another My Bloody Valentine record unless we die or something," stated Kevin 'Punctuality is My Middle Name' Shields in 2007.
Fortunately, no one has died. On midnight on February 2, 2013, an album finally arrived that even My Bloody Valentine's staunchest fans thought would never see the light of day.
While there are recent precedents to the release of m b v — Radiohead's pay what you like experiment for In Rainbows, the shock release of David Bowie's 'Where Are We Now?' — in terms of a sense of occasion that dramatically scripts a happy ending after a staggering 22-year long wait, this one blows them clean out of the water.