Shoegazing (also known as shoegaze) is a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged from the United Kingdom in the late 1980s and reached peak popularity in the early 1990s. The style is typified by the blurring of component musical parts - typically significant guitar distortion, feedback, and obscured vocals - into indistinguishable "walls of sound". The term "shoegazing" was initially devised by the British music press as a gibe meant to ridicule the stage presence of a wave of groups who stood still during live performances in a detached, introspective, non-confrontational state, often with their heads down; the heavy use of effects pedals also contributed to the image of performers looking down at their feet during concerts. The term was often used contemporaneously with "dream pop." [Source: Wikipedia]
I love shoegaze, so I want to share this curated list of albums as a simple website and try to explain through the pass of the years the story of the shoegaze. This list will be constantly evolving to grow and include all the key bands and be the more faithfull with the genre as possible. If you think that some important album is missing on this list, don't hesitate to contact with me through the email on the contact link and I'll include it as soon as possible. Meanwhile, enjoy this Spofity playlist if you start to love shoegaze:
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