The Needle Drop

A Shoegaze Odyssey

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This week's playlist feature is a voyage through the beloved genre of shoegaze, from its late 80's/early 90's UK origins to worldwide explorations of the sound up to the modern day.

Be warned: this set exceeds two hours and only the strongest of ears and wills will be invigorated rather than fatigued by the vast layers of distorted guitars and airy vocals herein. We also probably didn't get to every artist you dig, but we did our best to vary the energy of the tracks and keep the lushness/dreaminess levels bearable.

Naturally, this isn't a chronological presentation, either -- it could really only kick off one way, after all. Blissful listening!