Shoegazing music fit my life perfectly during its brief lifespan in the early 1990's. The predecessors to Britpop's confident, in-your-face groups, shoegazing bands were quite literally made up of people who played their instruments while gazing at their shoes - disaffected types playing music with droning, noisey, repetitive guitar lines matched by distorted, ethereal vocals. For some reason it didn't really last. However, shoegazing pioneers My Bloody Valentine are supposed to be working on their first new album in 15-odd years and some electronic groups like M83 continue in this vein. "I only said" (stream below) drove my roomates nutty with its repetitive pattern - i still think its really cool!
The video for my all-time favorite song of the early 90's: Lush's Nothing Natural
Download a free, legal mp3 of My Bloody Valentine's "Lose My Breath"
Download a free, legal mp3 of Ride's Vapour Trail
The video for M83's "America"