My Bloody Valentine discography

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My Bloody Valentine discography
A rock band performing live onstage. A woman is playing a white bass guitar on the left, a man is playing drums in the center and a man is playing guitar on the right.
My Bloody Valentine performing live in 2008.
Releases
Studio albums 3
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 2
EPs 5
Singles 13
Music videos 6
Mini albums 2
Miscellaneous appearances 13

The discography of My Bloody Valentine, an alternative rock band formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1983, consists of three studio albums, two mini albums, one live album, seven extended plays (EPs), twelve singles, six music videos and two compilation albums. The band pioneered and popularized a subgenre of alternative music known as "shoegazing",[1] which critic Simon Reynolds called "a departure from the traditional rock musculature of riff and powerchord, towards a new and private lexicon of sounds and effects."[2]

My Bloody Valentine released its debut mini album, This Is Your Bloody Valentine, in 1985 on Tycoon Records with its original line-up: David Conway on vocals, Kevin Shields on guitar and bass, Colm Ó Cíosóig on drums and Tina Durkin on keyboards. After the album failed to receive much attention,[3] the band relocated to London. The band recruited bassist Debbie Googe after the album's release and this line-up released two further EPs, Geek! in 1985 and The New Record by My Bloody Valentine in 1986, the single "Sunny Sundae Smile" in 1987, on various independent labels. Following Conway's departure, vocalist and guitarist Bilinda Butcher joined in 1987 and the band released one further single, "Strawberry Wine", and one mini album, Ecstasy, on Lazy Records before signing to Creation Records in 1988.[4] During its time on Creation, My Bloody Valentine produced its most notable material,[4] including their two full-length studio albums, Isn't Anything (1988) and Loveless (1991). Both albums, and their singles, were successful. Isn't Anything reached number 1 on the UK Indie Chart, Glider reached number 2, and Tremolo reached 1 on the UK Indie Chart. Loveless debuted on the UK Albums Chart at number 24, and its lead single "Only Shallow" charted at number 27 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks. Loveless has since sold over 250,000 copies in the United States alone.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and sales figures
Title Details Chart positions Sales Certifications
(sales thresholds)
IRL
[5]
JPN
[6]
UK
[7][8]
UK Indie
[9]
Isn't Anything
  • Released: 21 November 1988
  • Label: Creation (040)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
49 29 61 1
Loveless
  • Released: 4 November 1991
  • Labels: Creation (060), Sire (9 26759)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS, MD
29 18 24
m b v
  • Released: 2 February 2013
  • Label: mbv (001)
  • Formats: LP, CD, digital download
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Mini albums[edit]

List of mini albums, with selected chart positions
Title Details Chart positions
UK Indie
[9]
This Is Your Bloody Valentine
  • Released: January 1985
  • Label: Tycoon (7501)
  • Formats: CD, LP
Ecstasy
  • Released: November 1987
  • Label: Lazy (08)
  • Format: LP
12[A]
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums
Year Details
Man You Love to Hate – Live
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: Schuldige Scheitel (102)
  • Format: CS

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions
Title Details Chart positions
IRL
[5]
JPN
[6]
UK Main
[8]
UK Indie
[9]
Ecstasy and Wine
  • Released: November 1989
  • Label: Lazy (12)
  • Formats: CD, LP
2
EP's 1988–1991 21 17 33
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Details Chart positions
UK Main
[9]
UK Indie
[9][12][13]
Geek!
  • Released: December 1985
  • Label: Fever (005)
  • Format: LP
The New Record by My Bloody Valentine
  • Released: September 1986
  • Label: Kaleidoscope Sound (101)
  • Format: LP
22
You Made Me Realise
  • Released: 8 August 1988
  • Label: Creation (055)
  • Formats: CD, LP
2
Glider
  • Released: April 1990
  • Label: Creation (073)
  • Formats: CD, LP
41 2
Tremolo
  • Released: February 1991
  • Label: Creation (085)
  • Formats: CD, LP
29 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Retail singles[edit]

List of retail singles, with selected chart positions
Year Single Chart positions Album
UK Main
[7][8]
UK Indie
[9]
US Mod
[14]
1986 "No Place to Go" Geek!
1987 "Sunny Sundae Smile" 6 Non-album single
"Strawberry Wine" 13
1988 "You Made Me Realise"[B] You Made Me Realise
"Feed Me with Your Kiss" 10 Isn't Anything
"Instrumental"[C] Non-album single
1990 "Soon"[D] 41 Glider
1991 "To Here Knows When" 29 Loveless
1992 "Only Shallow" 27
"When You Sleep"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Promotional singles[edit]

List of promotional singles
Year Single Album
1988 "Soft as Snow (But Warm Inside)"[E] Isn't Anything
1991 "When You Sleep"[E] Loveless
1992 "Only Shallow"[F]

Split singles[edit]

List of split singles
Year Single Other artist
1989 "Sugar"/"December, with the Day"[G] Pacific

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, with year of release and director
Year Title Director
1988 "You Made Me Realise" Douglas Hart[15]
"Feed Me with Your Kiss"
1990 "Soon" Angus Cameron[16]
1991 "Swallow"
"Only Shallow"
"To Here Knows When"

Miscellaneous appearances[edit]

List of compilation appearances, with album title, song title and notes
Year Song(s) Album Notes
1986 "Love Machine", "No Place to Go" Turn It Up_..or Turn It Off Previously released on Geek!.
1988 "Strawberry Wine" Indie Top 20 Volume III - War Of Independents Previously released as a single
1988 "Cigarette in Your Bed"[17] Doing It for the Kids Previously released on You Made Me Realise.
1989 "When You Wake You're Still in a Dream"[18] Rough Trade: Music for the 90's Previously released on Isn't Anything.
1990 "Instrumental" Pensioners on Ecstasy Previously released on limited single with Isn't Anything.
1990 "Soon"[19] Just Say Da: Volume IV of Just Say Yes EP version, previously released on Glider.
1991 "Honey Power"[20][21] Sorted, Snorted and Sported Previously released on Tremolo.
Just Say Anything: Volume V of Just Say Yes
1992 "Soon"[22] Precious (Underground) Previously released Glider and Loveless.
"Only Shallow" (Edit) Rollercoaster EP Split EP with The Jesus and Mary Chain, Dinosaur Jr. and Blur
1993 "We Have All the Time in the World"[23] Peace Together Louis Armstrong cover, recorded exclusively on the compilation.
1995 "Only Shallow"[24] Amateur OST Previously released on Loveless.
1996 "Soon"[25] Noise Annoys: A Creation Compilation Previously released on Glider and Loveless.
"Map Ref 41°N 93°W"[26] Whore: Tribute to Wire Wire cover, released exclusively on the compilation.
"Loomer"[27] Ocean of Sound Previously released on Loveless.
2003 "Sometimes"[28] Lost in Translation OST
2004 "Paint a Rainbow"[29] Rough Trade Shops: Indiepop Previously released on Sunny Sundae Smile.

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ Ecstasy was classed as an album, according to the UK Indie Chart.
  • B ^ Limited edition release only.[30]
  • C ^ Limited edition release, distributed with the first 5,000 LPs of Isn't Anything.[31]
  • D ^ Two versions of "Soon" were released: a standard version and a remix by Andrew Weatherall,[32] featuring the full-length version of "Glider."
  • E ^ Released only in the United States.
  • F ^ Released only in France and issued free in Les Inrockuptibles.[33]
  • G ^ Released only the United Kingdom and issued free with #67 of The Catalogue in February 1989.[34]

References[edit]

Bibliography
  • Warwick, Neil; Jon Kutner and Tony Brown (2004). The Complete Book of the British Charts: Singles and Albums. Omnibus Press. ISBN 1-84449-058-0. 
  • Lazell, Barry (2004). Indie Hits: 1980-1999. Cherry Red Books. ISBN 0-9517206-9-4. 
Notes
  1. ^ "Explore: Shoegaze". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Reynolds, Simon (1990). Blissed Out: The Raptures of Rock. Serpent's Tail. ISBN 978-1-85242-199-1. 
  3. ^ Booth, Vachel (1988). "My Bloody Valentine: Weep For You". Underground 11 (February 1989): 25. 
  4. ^ a b McGonigal, Mike (2007). My Bloody Valentine's Loveless (33 1/3). Continuum. ISBN 978-0-8264-1548-6. 
  5. ^ a b "GFK Chart–Track". Irish Recorded Music Association. GFK Chart-Track. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "マイ・ブラッディ・ヴァレンタインのCDアルバムランキング │オリコン芸能人事典" [My Bloody Valentine CD Album Rankings | Oricon Entertainment Encyclopedia] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "My Bloody Valentine | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart/UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c Warwick, 2004. p.320
  9. ^ a b c d e f Lazell, 1997.
  10. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (7 November 2012). "My Bloody Valentine's Loveless Follow-Up Coming This Year". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 29 September 2013.  N.B. User must define search parameters. Enter "My Bloody Valentine" into Keywords, select "Artist" from Search by and click Search.
  12. ^ "Indie Charts: 19 May 1990". The ITV Chart Show. 19 May 1990. Channel 4. Available on YouTube.
  13. ^ "Indie Charts: 2 March 1991". The ITV Chart Show. 2 March 1991. Channel 4. Available on YouTube.
  14. ^ "My Bloody Valentine Album & Song Chart History | Billboard.com". Billboard. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  15. ^ "Douglas Hart Music Videos". OVGuide. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  16. ^ Kevin Shields, Bilinda Butcher, Debbie Googe, Colm Ó Cíosóig (1992). The Story of Creation (VHS). Warner Reprise Video. 
  17. ^ Doing It for the Kids at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  18. ^ Rough Trade: Music for the 90's at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  19. ^ Just Say Da: Volume IV of Just Say Yes at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  20. ^ Sorted, Snorted and Sported at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  21. ^ Just Say Anything: Volume V of Just Say Yes at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  22. ^ Precious (Underground) at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  23. ^ Peace Together at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  24. ^ Amateur – Original Soundtrack at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  25. ^ Noise Annoys: A Creation Compilation at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  26. ^ Whore: Tribute to Wire at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  27. ^ Ocean of Sound – David Toop at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  28. ^ Lost in Translation – Original Soundtrack at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  29. ^ Rough Trade Shops: Indiepop at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  30. ^ "Limited edition, 99p". You Made Me Realise (7" cover). My Bloody Valentine. Creation Records. 1988. LC 6306. 
  31. ^ "My Bloody Valentine - New Releases – Friday 4th May | The Official Sony Music Ireland Site". Sony Music Ireland. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  32. ^ Soon (7" back cover). My Bloody Valentine. Creation Records. 1990. LC 6306. 
  33. ^ Les Inrockuptibles (March 1992). 1992. 
  34. ^ Aston, Martin (1989). "My Bloody Valentine: What Creation's Leading Beat Combo Have to Say". The Catalogue #67 (February 1989).