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My Bloody Valentine: SPIN’s 2008 Feature, “It’s the Opposite of Rock’n’Roll”

This piece originally ran in the August 2008 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 25th anniversary of My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless, we’ve republished this article…
Simon Reynolds / November 5, 2016

Classic Reviews: The Avalanches, ‘Since I Left You’

This review was originally published in the October 2001 issue of SPIN. In honor of the release of the Avalanches' long-awaited sophomore album, Wildflower, we've republished…
Simon Reynolds / July 8, 2016

Traxman, ‘The Mind of Traxman’ (Planet Mu)

"Footwork" is prime proof of a recurring truth in dance music: While the various electronic vanguards strive self-consciously to break all sound barriers, it’s the…
Simon Reynolds / April 26, 2012

My Bloody Valentine: The Opposite of Rock’N’Roll

My Bloody Valentine made a lot of noise in America in 1992. Figuratively -- their album Loveless had become a critical sensation -- and literally…
Simon Reynolds / August 5, 2008

Animal Collective, ‘Feels’ (Fat Cat)

Using song titles like "Daffy Duck" and cover art that features kids in a farmyard, Animal Collective are still working with children and animals. But…
Simon Reynolds / October 27, 2005