I enjoyed your analysis of the record, but I'm gonna have to take you to bat about a couple of things you said towards the end of your review. First off, I think I might disagree with you about this:
|It is impossible to review the album without a little bit of comparison with the band's sophomore release.|
but I'm not entirely sure because you're a bit vague haha. Could you explain what you mean by that?
|As well as reinventing the sound that bands such as Smashing Pumpkins, Husker Du and The Stone Roses found themselves adopting from My Bloody Valentine's two initial albums|
really has me scratching my head as to what you meant, seeing as Hüsker Dü broke up before Isn't Anything
came out and also made very different music than MBV does. Also, I don't really get where you're going with the Stone Roses reference either, seeing as they really were part of a different scene in Manchester and also put out their seminal self-titled album pre-Loveless
Anyway, good review overall. I would definitely quibble with the score (I don't think I would give this any higher than a 9), but that's not a huge deal. This is certainly a very, very
good album and I could not be more pleased.
It's not as good as Loveless