The House of Love – “Christine”

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Year: 1988

Album: The House of Love

The opening reminds me of Phil Spector, but the Wall Of Sound starts dripping with reverb, tremolo, and sad British romance. More lively than The Jesus & Mary Chain, The House of Love was another forefront for European shoegaze that would later be perfected by My Bloody Valentine. Sometimes I prefer The House of Love’s balance of melody and noise. It’s busy but never overwhelming. You can get lost in the guitars, but you know that the song is about a girl and it’s somehow enduring how love songs will always be love songs regardless of presentation. Oh, Christine.

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