It’s no secret to anyone that Loveless is amongst my favourite albums. So imagine my delight that their appearance at the I’ll Be Your Mirror festival coincided perfectly with our lay-over in Melbourne on-route to the US. And then, they surprise released m b v.
How does one live up to an album with two decades of deification? By seemingly both continuing on from it, and ignoring it at the same time. It’s cut from the same cloth as Loveless, but as it progresses through three acts, it shifts to new directions. It’s surprisingly relevant and to me becomes a welcome addition to their legacy, rather than an over baked tarnish to their reputation.