One band that won’t be getting that corporate sponsorship from Halcion, however, is My Bloody Valentine — whose divine noise is anything but soothing and whose innovations inspired this whole scene in the first place. Loveless, out since November, is simply the most astounding-sounding album produced last year — a collage of voices, looping, and reverberated metallic guitars, and effects guaranteed to convince unprepared listeners their CD players are dying. Guitar feedback used to freak out recording engineers in the ’60s; one listen to Loveless, and they’d be lining up to be committed. A
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