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Old 04-03-2010, 02:20 AM   #15 (permalink)
MB quadrant's JM Vincent
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Great follow up to the Cocteau Twins...I totally agree with you. The only thing I think needs to be mentioned is that it wasn't only Psychocandy that influenced shoegaze. Their followup Darklands most definitely played a part as well. Psychocandy introduced the use of feedback as a songwriting medium, but Darklands totally did away with that and introduced chugging crunch heavy guitars. I always felt like shoegazing bands were attempting to fuse the two styles into a single distinctive genre.
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