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This is without a doubt the best shoegaze/dreampop album I have heard in a long time. Unfortunately, there are no tracks off this album on Youtube. If you’re a fan of this genre, and my other shoegazey uploads, definitely get this one. You will not be disappointed.

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About twice every year I get into a stage where I listen to a few albums till I can’t listen to them anymore. Loveless is one of those albums, however I always come back to it. There’s something new every time, and it just seems to get better and better. Perhaps it’s the classic shoegaze aspect of it, or the wall of melodic noise and drone. Or the overlaying distorted guitars that go together so well. Maybe it’s the breathy female lead vocalist that sings lyrics that  can not be understood yet fit so well. Anyways, I know most people have this album, but for the few that don’t this is a must listen. Download ASAP.

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“Holy Roman Empire is the solo project of Lucas Williams. After playing with a host of bands throughout high school, Lucas began experimenting with solo recordings, using a single microphone with multiple tracks, making each endeavor more elaborate than the last, the result was Holy Roman Empire.

HRE has a unique sound that beckons to the disparity of shoegaze, yet is inspirational with the musical ingenuity of layering multiple classical and indigenous instruments in every song, creating a sound all his own.” – from Last.fm

Does anyone have more info on this band?

Mass of the fermenting dregs

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What’s this?  A Japanese band?  And they’re girls?  And what’s more, they don’t suck?  Well then, I approve.  Their self-titled EP is really good.  I usually don’t care for shoegaze, but I’m willing to make an exception for this awesome band.  So go ahead and give them a try.  I promise it won’t make you a weaboo.  Ok, maybe a little…

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A Sunny Day in Glasgow is a dreampop/shoegaze group along the same lines as My Bloody Valentine except without the distortion. There’s nothing really to elaborate on about this album. It has female-fronted vocals done by twin sisters Robin and Lauren, with really heavenly-sounding guitars and keyboards in the background. The entire album was recorded on one microphone in a bedroom, but the production values of this album are hardly lacking. You should download this.