Mike: Well, that's a great compliment. Of course we are massive fans of My Bloody Valentine. Loveless is probably one of my top five favorite albums of all time. I think that, even if we don't sound like them, there's a connection in terms of the approach to the music. The idea of making music where it's really difficult to figure out which instruments you are listening to but you just don't care. At the same time we also tried to get away from the notion that our music is entirely contained within electronic boxes. It never has been and we are not big fans of laptop music. So this time we really wanted to try and break out. We're not trying to be an IDM band and we're not trying to be a Warp band or anything.
Loveless was the first album to use the "making music where it's really difficult to figure out which instruments you are listening to but you just don't care" approach. Instruments had effects on them before sure, but not as extreme to the point where they were being used as textures as on Loveless.
Good job avoiding my first question: what else did Radiohead influence?Originally Posted by op4blushift
And it matters because Loveless influenced Boards of Canada, Nine Inch Nails, M83 and Radiohead who all went on to influence more stuff vs. Radiohead influencing Coldplay and Muse, doesn't look so good in a comparison of importance.