OMGMBV: My Bloody Valentine Actually Released a New Album Last Night

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1
Been checking it out today, listened all the way through once, and some cuts here and there; sounds great. They stick to the formula, they don't embarrass themselves with an attempt to modernize, and they still have the goods. A worthy successor.
2
it's really nice. looking forward to a long piece from segal on this.
3
I know it's a good album when I look forward to hearing it again. Good for them releasing it themselves. Looking forward to the vinyl because the high quality digital download included sounds really good.
4
My first listen suggests that it sounds a whole lot like My Bloody Valentine. Will give it another spin to confirm.
5
I know I'm old, but $22 seems pretty expensive for a CD.
6
I was hoping for a little more. The formula is there -- fuzz, pitch wobble, dreamy vocals -- but it doesn't seem like they're doing anything new. Or maybe I've just moved on. I guess I was hoping for more fuck-you kook avant-gardisms, like Scott Walker's recent "Bish Bosch" -- in particular, more tonal variety. There's some good bits -- I like the marching-band drums on "In Another Way" -- at least it has some rhythm to it -- and "Wonder 2" gets pretty weird. Maybe the other songs will grow on me. The backgrounds are pretty dense, who knows what's in there.

What I really want, of course, is "Sunny Sundae Smile" redux. But that's never going to happen.

It's cool that it's such an "event", though -- seems like there aren't too many of those anymore.

@5, the marginal cost of the CD is only $6, since the download is $16. I hope they sell a million of them.
7
I know I'm irrational. I know it's been 22 years in the making. I know I've spent $16-$22 on much dumber things.

But I'm with @5. I'm not paying $16 for a download. Not for anybody.

I'm so behind on new music anyway that there are records I've owned for months and have yet to hear.

Call me when there's an $11 general release for sale at Sonic Boom.
8
I see what you're saying and have no room to say anything given my (paid) spotify addiction, but a $5 barrier to paying money directly to a band for their work vs. the hassle of waiting for it to get marked down at a record store all the way across town where the band will see a fraction of that money isn't really a contest for me.