My Bloody Valentine discography

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My Bloody Valentine discography
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My Bloody Valentine performing in Boston, Massachusetts, United States in November 2013
Releases
Studio albums 3
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 2
EPs 5
Singles 12
Music videos 6
Mini albums 2
Compilation contributions 4
Miscellaneous appearances 20

The discography of My Bloody Valentine, an alternative rock band from Dublin, Ireland, consists of three studio albums, two mini albums, one live album, two compilation albums, five extended plays, twelve singles and six music videos.

My Bloody Valentine formed in early 1983 and released their debut mini album, This Is Your Bloody Valentine, in January 1985 on Tycoon Records. Featuring the band's original line-up of vocalist David Conway, guitarist Kevin Shields, drummer Colm Ó Cíosóig and keyboardist Christine "Tina" Durkin, the album failed to receive much attention and the band relocated to London, England following its release.[1] In London the band recruited bassist Debbie Googe and subsequently released two EPs—Geek! (1985) and The New Record by My Bloody Valentine (1986)—and the 1987 single "Sunny Sundae Smile".[2] The New Record… and "Sunny Sundae Smile" garnered the band minor underground success, with both placing in the United Kingdom Independent Singles Chart. Conway departed the band soon after and was replaced by vocalist-guitarist Bilinda Butcher in early 1987.[3]

With their new line-up, My Bloody Valentine released a second mini album, Ecstasy, and the standalone single "Strawberry Wine" in November 1987 on Lazy Records. Both releases were moderate critical successes and attracted the attention of Creation Records co-founder Alan McGee, who offered the band a recording contract after a performance in January 1988.[4] During their time on Creation My Bloody Valentine released their most notable material, including two full-length studio albums, Isn't Anything (1988) and Loveless (1991). Both albums, as well as their singles and preceding EPs, were released to widespread critical acclaim;[5][6] Isn't Anything and Loveless were considered massive independent successes, both peaking at number 1 on the UK Independent Albums Chart. In addition, Loveless placed at number 24 on the UK Albums Chart and has since been certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry. In 1992 My Bloody Valentine were dropped by Creation due to the extensive recording period and production costs of Loveless.[7]

My Bloody Valentine signed to Island Records in October 1992 for a reported £250,000 contract, constructing a home studio in Streatham, South London with their advance. Originally intending to record and release a third studio album, the band experienced a "semi-meltdown", according to Kevin Shields and became largely inactive.[8] Despite rumours that over 60 hours of recorded material had been presented to Island,[9] the band only released two songs—cover versions of Louis Armstrong‍ '​s "We Have All the Time in the World" and Wire‍ '​s "Map Ref 41°N 93°W"—on various artist compilation albums before their disbandment in 1997.

In 2007 My Bloody Valentine reunited and announced plans to release a third album. The band commenced two international tours between 2008–09,[2] during which time remastered versions of Isn't Anything and Loveless and a box set were announced.[10] Following further delays, remastered editions of the band's original two studio albums and the double compilation album EP's 1988–1991 were released on Sony in May 2012. m b v, My Bloody Valentine's third studio album, was eventually released "out of the blue" in February 2013;[11] it received "universal acclaim", according to Metacritic.[12]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums; with chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
(sales thresholds)
IRL
[13]
BEL
[14]
JPN
[15]
KOR
[16]
UK
[17]
UK
Indie

[18][19]
Isn't Anything 49 29 46 61 1
Loveless
  • Released: 4 November 1991 (UK)[21]
  • Labels: Creation (060), Sire (9 26759)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, MD
29 18 30 24 1
m b v 87
"—" denotes a release that did not chart

Mini albums[edit]

List of mini albums, with chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK Indie
[18]
This Is Your Bloody Valentine
  • Released: January 1985 (GER)[25]
  • Label: Tycoon (7501)
  • Formats: CD, LP
Ecstasy
  • Released: 23 November 1987 (UK)[26]
  • Label: Lazy (08)
  • Format: LP
12
"—" denotes a release that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums
Title Album details
Man You Love to Hate – Live
  • Released: 1985 (GER)[27]
  • Label: Schuldige Scheitel (102)
  • Format: CD, CS

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
IRL
[13]
BEL
[28]
JPN
[15]
KOR
[16]
UK
[17]
UK Indie
[18]
Ecstasy and Wine
  • Released: February 1989 (UK)[29]
  • Label: Lazy (12)
  • Formats: CD, LP
2
EP's 1988–1991
  • Released: 4 May 2012 (IRL)[30]
  • Label: Sony (88691941692)
  • Formats: 2×CD, BSCD, digital download
21 189 17 42 33
"—" denotes a release that did not chart

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK Indie
[18][31][32]
Geek!
  • Released: December 1985 (UK)[33]
  • Label: Fever (005)
  • Format: 12"
The New Record by My Bloody Valentine
  • Released: September 1986 (UK)[34]
  • Label: Kaleidoscope Sound (101)
  • Format: 12"
22
You Made Me Realise
  • Released: 8 August 1988 (UK)[35]
  • Label: Creation (055)
  • Formats: 12", CD
2
Glider
  • Released: 23 April 1990 (UK)[36]
  • Label: Creation (073)
  • Formats: 12", CD
2
Tremolo
  • Released: 4 February 1991 (UK)[37]
  • Label: Creation (085)
  • Formats: 12", CD
1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Retail singles[edit]

List of retail singles, with chart positions
Single Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[17]
UK Indie
[18]
US Mod
[38]
"No Place to Go" 1985 Geek!
"Sunny Sundae Smile" 1987 6 Non-album single
"Strawberry Wine" 13
"You Made Me Realise" 1988 5 You Made Me Realise
"Feed Me with Your Kiss" 2 Isn't Anything
"Instrumental" Non-album single
"Soon" 1990 41 Glider
"To Here Knows When" 1991 29 Tremolo
"Only Shallow" 1992 27 Loveless
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Promotional singles[edit]

List of promotional-only singles
Single Year Album Ref
"Soft as Snow (But Warm Inside)" 1988 Isn't Anything [39]
"When You Sleep" 1991 Loveless [40]

Split singles[edit]

List of split singles, with other artists
Single Year Other artist
"Sugar"/"December, with the Day" 1989 Pacific

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, with directors
Title Year Director Ref
"You Made Me Realise" 1988 Douglas Hart [41]
"Feed Me with Your Kiss"
"Soon" 1990 Angus Cameron [42]
"To Here Knows When" 1991
"Swallow"
"Only Shallow"

Compilation contributions[edit]

List of contributions to various artist compilations
Song Year Album Notes Ref
"We Have All the Time in the World" 1993 Peace Together Louis Armstrong cover [43]
"Incidental One" (with Mark Eitzel) 1996 Offbeat: A Red Hot Soundtrip N/A [44]
"Incidental Peace" (with Skylab)
"Map Ref 41°N 93°W" Whore: Various Artists Play Wire Wire cover [45]

Miscellaneous appearances[edit]

List of appearances on compilation albums, and film and television soundtracks
Song Year Album Notes Ref
"Love Machine" 1986 Turn It Up_..or Turn It Off From Geek! [46]
"No Place to Go"
"Strawberry Wine" 1988 Indie Top 20 Volume III – War of Independents N/A [47]
"Cigarette in Your Bed" Doing It for the Kids From You Made Me Realise [48]
"When You Wake You're Still in a Dream" 1989 Rough Trade: Music for the 90's From Isn't Anything [49]
"Instrumental" 1990 Pensioners on Ecstasy N/A [50]
"Soon" Just Say Da: Volume IV of Just Say Yes EP version, from Glider [51]
"Honey Power" 1991 Sorted, Snorted and Sported From Tremolo [52]
Just Say Anything: Volume V of Just Say Yes [53]
"Soon" 1992 Precious (Underground) From Glider and Loveless [54]
"Only Shallow" (Edit) Rollercoaster EP From Loveless [55]
"Only Shallow" 1995 Amateur [56]
"Soon" 1996 Noise Annoys: A Creation Compilation From Glider and Loveless [57]
"Loomer" Ocean of Sound From Loveless [58]
"Sometimes 2003 Lost in Translation [59]
"Paint a Rainbow" 2004 Rough Trade Shops: Indiepop From the B-side of "Sunny Sundae Smile" [60]
"Only Shallow" 2005 Whatever: The '90s Pop & Culture Box From Loveless [61]
"Soon" Just Say Sire: The Sire Records Story From Glider and Loveless [62]
"Only Shallow" 2007 The Brit Box: UK Indie, Shoegaze, and Brit-Pop Gems of the Last Millennium From Loveless [63]
"Only Tomorrow" 2013 The Sound Of 2013 From m b v [64]

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