This Is Your Bloody Valentine


Last week, with a Golden Discs voucher worth twenty five euros on offer, we asked YOU: what song from the  woozy, reverb-drenched My Bloody Valentine canon would you like played on February 14?

You answered in your tens.

But there could be only one winner.

In reverse order then…

My Bloody Valentine – You Made Me Realise

Digs writes:

Cause it has the most disarming mix of the following four ingredients; Sonic, Punk, Melody and Harmony. It’s basically like the Beach Boys strung out on love, insecurity and crystal meth. Like a young persons awoken brain!…and it’s kind of catchy!

My Bloody Valentine – Nothing Is

Rich Uncle Skeleton writes:

It may be a few seconds of noise repeated over and over, but if you let yourself get lost in its repetitive glory, it’s always worthy of your time. LIKE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP.

My Bloody Valentine – Sometimes

Liam writes:

Such a beautiful melody buried deep under layers and layers of distortion. It was the first song of theirs I heard on the old Fanning radio show and I still remember thinking WTF is this? Perfect lovelorn (if virtually inaudible) lyrics too:

Over there, and I want true love to grow
You can’t hide, oh no, from the way I feel

My Bloody Valentine – Only Shallow

Matt Lucozade writes:

Just play My Bloody Valentine’s Only Shallow on February 14 for the following reason(s): “It’s the perfect shoegaze wall of sound mashup of monstrous guitars, snare-centric drumming and a slathering of digital distortion with a Kate Bush-alluded Bilinda soothing topping”


My Bloody Valentine – Blown A Wish

Wait For It writes:

it’s their most deliriously romantic song. Even aside from the lyrics that follow the opening line, ‘midnight wish, blow me a kiss/I’ll blow one to you’, there’s the dizzying, off-kilter swooping of the guitar, the warm explosion between verses, and the half-heard gurgling guitars and Bilinda’s soothing, wordless vocal harmonies as the song comes to an end.

It’s a song that sounds as heady and disorienting as love feels. They  also do a lovely cover of ‘We Have All The Time In The World’ too.

Thanks all

Golden Discs

Previously: Cupid From Coffee Cup

Pic: Island

10 thoughts on “This Is Your Bloody Valentine

  1. Cian

    What happened with the Teasers prize?

    I’m in deep trouble for not getting herself a present – I assumed I’d have wont that Teasers hamper by today!


          1. Cool_Hand_Lucan

            Wasn’t a swipe at you. T’was a reference to The Liberal being notorious for running fake competitions a la the Father Ted car raffle.

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