Shoegaze And Dream Pop Songs Of 2015

Sounds Better With Reverb 2015

Looking back over 2015 makes you realize how big a year it’s been for reverb-loving music fiends. Of course, this list of songs only accounts for the world of dream pop, shoegaze and noise pop, with a little psych thrown in. But the truth is, I was beginning to think it had been a quiet year… but nope. In fact, a running tally of standout releases already dwarfs 2014. To name a few, we’ve had shoegaze epics from La Casa al Mare, Venera 4, No Joy, 93MillionMilesFromTheSun, Flyying Colours and This Love Is Deadly (among others). Plus jaw dropping dream pop records from Pinkshinyultrablast, The Black Ryder, Winter and Them Are Us Too, and there’s a mountain of full lengths just around the corner.

One word of note; there are a handful of songs not included due to their absence from Soundcloud. So before you spit fire and say, “Buddy where the hell is Astrobrite!? You dirty heathen!”… please double check the cloud. Otherwise, you know the drill, this is a growing list that will evolve until 2016 dawns… and until you remind me I’ve forgotten something (click through via the indulgent gif logo to comment).

Shoegaze And Dream Pop Songs Of 2015

*See 2014’s top shoegaze & dream pop albums / songs here*

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Shoegaze And Dream Pop Albums Of 2014

Shoegaze Dream Pop Songs 2014

Time for our annual shoegaze and dream pop albums of the year *drum roll*! It turns out an EP from last year is our top album for this year – ha! Such is the fickle business of list making. To be fair, the EP in question was released worldwide early in 2014 with a pre-release in Japan last December, so we figure it counts. Plus to ignore EPs in this niche would be sacrilegious! Moving on…

2014 began strong with the news of Slowdive‘s reformation and live shows, it ends with a similar announcement from Ride. Can’t get much bigger for reverb fans! Next year the holy trinity of shoegazin’ forefathers will be operational; MBV, Slowdive and Ride. And let’s not forget Swervedriver! The rock gods have been kind. The long awaited ‘Beautiful Noise’ documentary provided a cherry on top, and a reminder of where it all began.

The gluttony of electronic dream pop bands faded this year, replaced by more organic and natural sounding albums, Be Forest‘s ‘Earthbeat’ is at the top. The post-hardcore/punk sound swept into the shoegaze world via Nothing‘s ‘Guilty Of Everything’ and Whirr‘s ‘Sway’ (among others). The former being the obvious people’s choice, the most talked about and probably the most influential album on the list. We may see a swathe of Nothing band clones in 2015!

Ringo Deathstarr managed to add something new to the genre with ‘Gods Dream’, a twist on expectations. And of course, it’s full of brilliant songs. 2014 also gave us some amazing debut releases, Italian shoegaze trio La Casa al Mare are yet to deliver a full length but their singles are jaw droppers. Another point of note was the Aussie “roo gaze” explosion of 2014, with top shelf tunes from Lowtide, Fait, Roku Music, Kigo, Blush Response and Hideous Towns.

DAVE’S SAY: Another banner year for shoegaze and dream pop in the books (what, me biased?). I’ve got to thank my mate Jimmy and SBWR for the shot to be part of it! Both of my standout favorites came via Italy. Because it didn’t find an apt home on our list, let me first call out La Casa Al Mare’s dual two-trackers as the debut of the year; that there wasn’t a full LP release made the task of sorting the crème-de-la-crème for this season’s list a touch easier! Be Forest’s ‘Earthbeat’ was a transporting, impressionistic masterpiece that has gotten better and better, solidifying itself as one of the most beautifully satisfying albums I’ve heard. Lowtide, Bilinda Butchers, Fait, Sounds of Sputnik And Ummagma, ‘APZOO,’ and Imandra Lake’s releases pointed to the impressive diversity and talent represented in “the scene” from every corner of the globe. There were crushingly reverberant singles from Magic Love, The Hours, My Red Dress, Kigo, 93MMFTS, Blood Sister; Louise Trehy’s long hiatus was broken with an under-appreciated success, and Dead Mellotron’s shorter-term hiatus ended with a yuletide treat. There were more top shelf efforts than we could keep track of, a forecast I expect will last through 2015!

Summing up, we’ve compiled a mixed bag of 2014 faves, combining shoegaze and dream pop. A number of stellar albums were left out due to genre lines. For instance, there were strong psych and post rock records from Alcest, Lorelle Meets The Obsolete and Medicine. No doubt, more gems will be discovered in the coming months that should’ve been included, so please make your recommendations in the comments below. Our songs of the year playlist has been reworked, expanded and re-posted underneath. Plus there’s a recap of the best shoegaze and dream pop records of the past few years (according to Sounds Better). Deep breath, here we go…

SHOEGAZE AND DREAM POP ALBUMS OF 2014

#ArtworkArtistAlbumGenreLabel
1 Ringo DeathstarrGod's Dream [EP]ShoegazeNeon Sigh/Noyes
2 Be ForestEarthbeatDream PopWWNBB
3 NothingGuilty Of EverythingShoegaze/RockRelapse Records
4CheatahsCheatahsShoegaze/RockWichita Recordings
5A Sunny Day In GlasgowSea When AbsentDream PopLefse Records
6 FaitAtmosphere [EP]Shoegaze/InstrumentalSelf R
7 The Bilinda ButchersHeavenDream Pop/ConceptOrchid Tapes/Fastcut
8 The EntersSmall Town Love [EP]ShoegazeSelf R
9 The Mary OnettesPorticoDream Pop/Jangle PopLabrador
10 We Need SecretsMelancholy And The ArchiveShoegazeSaint Marie Records / Noyes
11 WhirrSwayShoegaze/RockGraveface Records
12 Roku MusicColliderShoegazeSonic Masala Records
13 LightfoilsHierarchyDream Pop/ShoegazeSaint Marie Records
14 LowtideLowtideDream PopLost And Lonesome
15Blush ResponseTelltale [EP]ShoegazeSelf R
16 She SirGo GuitarsDream Pop/Jangle PopShelflife Records
17 Imandra LakeAvaneDream Pop/FolkSeksound
18The Death Of PopFifths [EP]Shoegaze/PsychArt Is Hard
19 Kairon; IRSE!UjubasajubaShoegaze/PsychSelf R
20To The WeddingSilver Currents [EP]Dream PopSelf R
21Viscous LiquidSongs for Jealous Lovers [EP]Shoegaze/SurfOne Note Forever
22WildhoneySeventeen Forever [EP]Shoegaze/RockPhotobooth Records
23 AerofallAerofallShoegazeHands And Moment
24 Dead MellotronWinter 2014 [EP]Dream/Jangle/PsychSelf R
25 Nothing/WhirrWhirr/Nothing Split [EP]Shoegaze/RockRun For Cover Records
26 ReighnbeauHandsShoegaze/ElectronicBridgetown Records
27NeivDecades [EP]Shoegaze/Dream PopSelf R
28 Asalto Al Parque ZoológicoHexadecimalShoegazeCasa del Puente Discos
29The Cherry WaveAvalancherShoegaze/RockSelf R
30CeremonyBirds [EP]Noise Rock/ShoegazeEmerald & Doreen Recordings
31Power PyramidPower PyramidShoegaze/RockSelf R
32
KigoClose (Enough To Kiss) [EP]ShoegazeSelf R
33Sounds of Sputnik Feat. Ummagma New BornShoegaze/Dream PopEar to Ear Records
34Hideous TownsHideous Towns [EP]Dream PopSelf R
35Elastic SleepLeave You [EP]Dream Pop/ShoegazeBig Tea Records
36 Spotlight KidTen Thousand HoursShoegaze/RockSaint Marie Records
37 TuTYou Got Me When I Stare At YouDream Pop/ShoegazeSelf R
38 SnowbirdMoonDream Pop/ACBella Union
39 Strata FloridaMade Of StarsShoegaze/Dream POpSaint Marie Records
40 MentaleaseIndian SummerShoegaze/RockSelf R

SONGS OF 2014

TOP 20 SHOEGAZE AND DREAM POP ALBUMS OF 2013 (RECAP)

#ArtworkArtistAlbumGenreYear
1My Bloody ValentineMBVShoegaze2013
2WeekendJinxShoegaze/Post Punk2013
3 MedicineTo The Happy FewShoegaze/Psych2013
4 No JoyWait To PleasureShoegaze/Rock2013
5 Panda RiotNorthern Automatic MusicShoegaze2013
6 Flyying ColoursFlyying Colours [EP]Shoegaze2013
7 Venera 4Deaf Hearts [EP]Shoegaze2013
8 Brothers In LawHard Times For DreamersDream Pop/Jangle Pop2013
9 OvlovAmShoegaze/Rock2013
10 BeliefsSelf TitledShoegaze/Dream Pop2013
11 DråpeCanicular DaysDream Pop/Psych2013
12 Besnard LakesUntil in Excess, Impercetible UFODream Pop/Psych2013
13 CeremonyDistanceShoegaze/Noise Rock2013
14 Candy ClawsCeres & Calypso In The Deep TimeDream Pop/Shoegaze2013
15 White PoppyS/TShoegaze/Instrumental2013
16 KigoSo Lost NowShoegaze2013
17 WhirrAround [EP]Shoegaze/Rock2013
18 Dead Leaf EchoThought And LanguageShoegaze/Dream Pop2013
19 Black Hearted BrotherStars Are Our HomeShoegaze/Psych2013
20 MiniaturesDIS [EP]Shoegaze/Dream Pop2013

TOP 20 SHOEGAZE AND DREAM POP ALBUMS OF 2012 (RECAP)

#ArtworkArtistAlbumGenreYear
1 Dead MellotronGlitter [EP]Shoegaze2012
2 DiivOshinDream Pop/Jangle Pop2012
3 Arc In RoundArc In RoundShoegaze2012
4 Ringo DeathstarrMauveShoegaze2012
5 Echo LakeWild PeaceDream Pop2012
6 TamarynTender New SignsDream Pop/Shoegaze2012
7A Place To Bury StrangersWorshipShoegaze/Noise Rock2012
8Wild NothingNocturneDream Pop/Jangle Pop2012
9SnøskredWhiteoutShoegaze2012
10AirielKid Games [EP]Shoegaze/Dream Pop2012
11 WhirrPipe DreamsShoegaze/Rock2012
12Young PrismsIn BetweenShoegaze2012
13Death And VanillaDeath And VanillaDream Pop/Psych Pop2012
14Frankie RoseInterstellarDream Pop2012
15Beach HouseBloomDream Pop2012
16 Melody's Echo ChamberMelody's Echo ChamberDream Pop/Psych Pop2012
17HighlandsSingularityShoegaze/Psych2012
1893millionmilesfromthesunTowards The LightShoegaze/Noise Rock2012
19Observer DriftCorridorsDream Pop2012
20 ViolensTrueDream Pop/Pop2012

So that’s our Shoegaze And Dream Pop Albums of 2014, but what’s next!? We’re expecting a number of amazing records in 2015, with known releases from The Black Ryder, Tamaryn, Venera 4, Wildhoney, 93MMFTS, La Casa al Mare, Cheatahs, Dead Leaf Echo, She’s So Rad, Pinkyshinyultrablast, Cloakroom and more. See more end of year lists at our Hall Of Fame page/s.

Shoegaze And Dream Pop Songs Of 2014

Shoegaze Dream Pop Songs 2014

With half of 2014 already in the books, it’s time to take a look at the stand out shoegaze and dream pop tunes of the year so far (as posted on Sounds Better With Reverb). Hopefully you’ll find something in this playlist that flies your kite! It’ll be updated periodically (until 2014 is behind us). If you notice something’s been missed, please click through and have a say in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Recommended listening can also be found in the review section here. For the purists, note that there’s a few songs in the list that hit the web in 2013 but weren’t released until this year. Plus a few jangle pop and psych tracks to spice things up. Happy hunting!

 
Shoegaze And Dream Pop Songs Of 2014…so far…

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Shoegaze And Dream Pop Albums Of 2013

SHOEGAZE AND DREAM POP ALBUMS OF 2013

It’s been another huge year of releases. So much so that fitting all of the best albums of 2013 into one list has defeated me! So you’ll find some footnotes below (also of note) for those albums without a write up. I could write for days about these records! Note that these are in no particular order. I promised I wouldn’t rank anything and I’m happy not too – that’s for you to decide! I’ve also updated the songs of 2013 Soundcloud playlist and added that to the tail of this page. So enough of the preamble, here are the stand out shoegaze and dream pop albums of 2013 as posted on Sounds Better With Reverb…

 
Venera 4 – ‘Deaf Hearts’ [EP] [song: Deaf Heartbeats] (more)
VENERA 4
‘Deaf Heartbeats’ is one of the catchiest noise pop singles of 2013, it’s a super fun mix of vocal hooks and wall of sound guitars. The French foursome delivered their high energy tunes with slick production too. Can’t wait for a full length.

Panda Riot – ‘Northern Automatic Music’ [song: Black Pyramids] (more)
PANDA RIOT
Top shelf album from Panda Riot! The Chicago foursome (by way of Philly) produced a set of highly melodic songs with lots of reverb! ‘Northern Automatic Music’ covers dream pop, shoegaze and beyond. Genre aside, these tunes would still sound great if they were stripped right back.

Flyying Colours – ‘Flyying Colours’ [EP] [song: Wavygravy] (more)
FLYYING COLOURS
Melbourne’s Flyying Colours released one of the best rock EP’s of the year. It’s a brilliant debut, with an accessible mix of shoegaze and psych. If these guys continue to deliver tunes like ‘Bugs’ and ‘Wavygravy’, they’re going to do very well for themselves.

No Joy – ‘Wait To Pleasure’ [song: Hare Tarot Lies] (more)
NO JOY
No Joy cut back most of the noisy wash of 2010’s ‘Ghost Blonde’ and returned with a much leaner and more focused sound on ‘Wait To Pleasure’. The Montreal shoegazers are sounding much clearer, but still with a dark and gloomy edge. The album has been praised for pushing the boundaries of the genre, a task made easier with the aid of producer Jorge Elbrecht (Violens).

Medicine – ‘To The Happy Few’ [song: It’s Not Enough] (more)
MEDICINE
2013 saw the welcome return of many veteran acts. Medicine’s comeback LP ‘To The Happy Few’ exceeded expectations with its inventive take on classic psych rock. This isn’t a band reliving their glory days, it’s a band still taking risks. The results speak for themselves, possibly their best work yet.

Ovlov – ‘Am’ [song: Grapes] (more)
OVLOV
‘Am’ is an absolutely stunner (with no filler), it’s bursting at the seams with noise and raw edges. Each track is delivered with an honest, no-nonsense approach (without studio polish). There’s a real charm to this record, the Connecticut-based trio produced one of the best indie rock albums I heard this year.

Miniatures – ‘DIS’ [EP] [song: Anybody Silent] (more)
MINIATURES
One of the more recent releases on the list comes from Miniatures. Their second EP ‘Dis’ is an almost flawless four track collection of dream pop and shoegaze. The Melbourne (by way of New Zealand) quartet deserve all the praise coming to them.

Whirr – ‘Around’ [EP] [song: Swoon] (more)
WHIRR
Since releasing ‘Pipe Dreams’ Whirr built on their strengths delivering ‘Around’, a dark and progressive EP. It received a moderate response from commercial media (who must’ve been drunk) because its truly awesome.

Kigo – ‘So Lost Now’ [song: Can’t See You] (more)
KIGO
Brisbane’s Kigo made his debut in February with the ‘Guilt’ EP and followed it up with another four EPs and an album! Every few months a new release popped up, each dominated by monstrous guitars and hushed vocals. Kigo’s love for My Bloody Valentine is all over these recordings, some fans may find it too derivative, nonetheless it’s an exciting take on classic shoegaze.

Tape Deck Mountain – ‘Sway’ [song: Always Lie] (more)
TAPE DECK MOUNTAIN
‘Sway’ has moments of absolute brilliance, with ambitious songwriting and BIG sounds. When Tape Deck Mountain hit their stride it’s gut wrenchingly good. But, it does have flat moments too. It’s not a perfect album but remains one of my most loved records of the year.

Black Hearted Brother – ‘Stars Are Our Home’ [song: (I Don’t Mean To) Wonder] (more)
BLACK HEARTED BROTHER
Let’s be honest – with this combination of talent (Neil Halstead of Slowdive , Mark Van Hoen of Seefeel plus Nick Holton) even if this album had sucked we’d still beg for it! Thankfully it doesn’t. ‘Stars Are Our Home’ is not a masterpiece but it’s a fun experiment with lots of future potential if they continue to invest in the project.

The Stargazer Lilies – ‘We Are The Dreamers’ [song: Endless Days] (more)
THE STARGAZER LILIES
Graveface Records gave us the swirling sounds of The Stargazer Lilies in 2013 (featuring former Soundpool members John Cep and Kim Field). There’s some stand out moments on ‘We Are The Dreamers’ (my fave being ‘Endless Days’).

White Poppy – ‘S/T’ [song: Wear Me Away] (more)
WHITE POPPY
A compelling record with hazy shoegaze tracks and epic instrumental pieces, full of dense textures and interesting arrangements. It’s another stand out debut, the work of Vancouver’s Crystal Dorval.

Dråpe – ‘Canicular Days’ [song: Memories] (more)
DRAPE
Dråpe’s debut EP was a stand out for its bold melodies and high energy rockers. But on ‘Canicular Days’ the band focused their sound on dream pop and psych, leaving much of the bendy shoegaze guitars behind them. The results were less ear grabbing but nonetheless it’s a great album.

Weekend – ‘Jinx’ [song: Mirror] (more)
WEEKEND
‘Jinx’ was the most posted album on SBWR during 2013 (and the most listened to). The San Francisco trio dish out dark post punk that’s infectious. Weekend have been adopted by shoegaze fans but don’t expect any genre trademarks. It’s a must listen.

Candy Claws – ‘Ceres & Calypso In The Deep Time’ [song: Transitional Bird (Clever Girl)] (more)
CANDY CLAWS
Album number four from Colorado’s Candy Claws is fantastic. It’s intricately composed with loads of whimsical pop gems. In fact, it sounds like it was written by a pair of pixies on a carnival carousel. It may be too flowery for some but the rest of us will be revisiting it for years to come.

Brothers In Law – ‘Hard Times For Dreamers’ [song: Lose Control] (more)
BROTHERS IN LAW
Brothers In Law kicked off the year by releasing their eight track album ‘Hard Times For Dreamers’. After forming in 2011, the Italian trio have already mastered their brand of reverb-drenched jangle pop.

Beliefs – ‘Self Titled’ [song: Lilly] (more)
BELIEFS
Ontario’s Beliefs released their ‘Self Titled’ debut LP in March and it was an early highlight. This collection of slacker rock shoegaze songs won the band plenty of vocal fans. Good news is, a second album is just around the corner.

My Bloody Valentine – ‘MBV’ [song: She Found Now] (more)
MY BLOODY VALENTINE
Obvious much? It’s astonishing that ‘MBV’ finally arrived this year, even more so that it lived up to the ridiculous level of hype. A fantastic album that proves ‘Loveless’ was no fluke. More so, it shows the progression of a classic band and a genre.

Lorelle Meets The Obselete – ‘Corruptible Faces’ [song: The In-Between] (more)
LORELLE MEETS THE OBSELETE
Lorelle Meets The Obselete have an incredible work ethic and all of their releases have been impressive. The Mexican psych duo released ‘Corruptible Faces’ in March, full of fuzzy edges and Lorelle’s beautiful vocals. Self described as “a hot pot of shoegaze and Krautrock bubbled through a psych filter”, you don’t want to miss this! The follow up LP ‘Chambers’ arrives in February.

SPC ECO – ‘Sirens And Satellites’ [song: Fallen Stars] (more)
SPC ECO
British nu-gazers SPC ECO are driven by veteran Dean Garcia (formerly of Curve) and vocalist Rose Berlin (Garcia’s daughter) plus guests Jarek Leskiewicz, Perry Pelonero and Brent Martino. ‘Sirens And Satellites’ is impeccably engineered, widely accessible to rock and pop fans.

Dead Leaf Echo – ‘Thoughts And Language’ [song: Memory Traces] (more)
DEAD LEAF ECHO
It’s hard to believe that ‘Thoughts And Language’ is actually Dead Leaf Echo’s debut album. After all the Brooklyn-based collective have been around since the mid noughties, with numerous EPs and singles to their credit. During the course of 2013 the strength of tracks like ‘Kingmaker’ and ‘Memorytraces’ have been tried and tested during Dead Leaf Echo’s extensive tour.

Also Of Note… Tennis System – ‘Part Time Punks Session’ [EP] / The Ocean Blue – ‘Ultramarine’ / Skinny Dream – ‘Crushing’ / Ceremony – ‘Distance’ / 93MillionMilesFromTheSun – ‘White Noise Revisited’ (compilation) / The Fauns – ‘Lights’ / The KVB – ‘Immaterial Visions’.

Shoegaze And Dream Pop Songs Of 2013…

DON'T MISS THESE EITHER

Here are some distant relatives (beyond the genre divide of shoegaze or dream pop) but they definitely deserve a mention. A handful of miscellaneous albums and personal faves of 2013…

 
True Widow – ‘Circumambulation’ [song: HW:R] (more)
TRUE WIDOW
Slowcore sludge rock ensues on True Widow’s latest LP ‘Circumambulation’. The Texas trio didn’t carve out new territory in 2013 (not like the brilliant “Highest Heavens…” album ) but nevertheless their deep dredging riffs are still awesome.

Grouper – ‘The Man Who Died In His Boat’ [song: Vital] (more)
GROUPER
Liz Harris delivered one of the best records of the year (and perhaps her finest work) in Grouper’s ‘The Man Who Died In His Boat’. Album cut ‘Vital’ invaded the blogosphere for months! The album’s ambient layers are typically stunningly, a companion piece to the ‘Deer’ LP.

Pure X – ‘Crawling Up the Stairs’ [song: Thousand Year Old Child] (more)
PURE X
Gone is the dirty haze of Pure X’s lauded debut ‘Pleasure’, at first this bummed me out, but not for long. Every time I listen to ‘Crawling Up the Stairs’ I have a moment of “Umm, what is going on here!?” The record is dripping in emotion and its unforgettable.

Implodes – ‘Recurring Dream’ [song: Scattered In The Wind] (more)
IMPLODES
Kranky Records delivered another stand out – ‘Recurring Dream’ is an atmospheric gem, it shifts and morphs, keeping you guessing. The Chicago drone rockers paint a bleak picture that’s surreal and foreboding. I’ve listened to ‘Scattered In The Wind’ over and over this year.

Mazzy Star – ‘Seasons of Your Day’ [song: California] (more)
MAZZY STAR
If I hear this record referred to as “alternative rock” one more time I may vomit on my keyboard! ‘Seasons of Your Day’ is closer to alt country/adult contemporary. Moving on… after a fifteen year absence Hope Sandoval’s vocal chords still sound amazing. A beautiful collection of songs, great for late night listening. Destined to be a classic.

A Grave With No Name – ‘Whirlpool’ [song: Dig Me Out] (more)
A GRAVE WITH NO NAME
London’s Alex Shields released his third album ‘Whirlpool’ this year featuring Echo Lake’s Linda Jarvis, Ides’ Alanna McArdle and Comanechi’s Akiko Matsuura. Its a diverse album, with fuzz rockers as well as quieter, introspective numbers. ‘Whirlpool’ completes A Grave With No Name’s trilogy of albums, a mixed bag with some incredible tracks like ‘Dig Me Out’ and ‘Aurora’.

Boards Of Canada – ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’ [song: Reach For The Dead] (more)
BOARDS OF CANADA
Very little was posted about Boards Of Canada on SBWR in 2013. Mainly because, once ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’ was announced most music websites were plastered with commentary. And for good reason, The Scottish duo had returned from a long hiatus with another stunning record. If you like instrumental, electronic or experimental tunes, you’ve probably already got this on vinyl.

Also of note… Younghusband – ‘Dromes’ / Joanna Gruesome – ‘Weird Sister’ / High Highs – ‘Open Season’ / Dead Gaze – ‘Dead Gaze’ / Eros And The Eschaton – ‘Home Address For Civil War’ / Besnard Lakes – ‘Until in Excess, Impercetible UFO’ / Cull – ‘Ba Noi’ [EP].

SHOEGAZE AND DREAM POP ALBUMS OF 2013

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Shoegaze And Dream Pop Songs Of 2013

SHOEGAZE AND DREAM POP SONGS OF 2013

2013 started strong with My Bloody Valentine’s ‘MBV’ (still astonished) and it hasn’t stopped. Here’s a playlist of my personal faves (shoegaze, dream pop, psych and everything in between). All of these tunes have been posted on SBWR over the past six months, some are from forthcoming albums, some are out already. With so many must listens I hope you find something that flips your eggs i.e. Grouper, Whirr, Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, Weekend or Implodes. Plus a handful of fresh Aussie acts including Flyying Colours, Kigo, High Highs and Archdukes that you may have overlooked. And for those tunes missing… please click through and add a comment. Thanks.

 
Shoegaze And Dream Pop Songs Of 2013…

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Top 100 Shoegaze Albums

SHOEGAZE 100

Remember earlier in the year I said there was a long term project underway involving some classic tunes? No? Well – ta-dah! This is it, a list of SBWR’s 100 Greatest Shoegaze Albums. I was going to do the whole, countdown thing, gradually posting tracks… but that would be boring. In fact, halfway through I thought, wow, this is pointless… but in Forest Gump fashion, I’d run far enough not to turn back. The point is, its not about deciding what’s best, its about discovering something new (or old, in this case). Throughout the process of compiling the list, many discoveries were made. There’s a bunch of info on how it was put together on the actual webpage here… 100 Greatest Shoegaze Albums.

 

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