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27 October 2010

Top 5 Doomgaze Records of the Week: Halloween Edition.

Doomgaze Edition.

In celebration of Halloween, When The Sun Hits is making our weekly Top 5 Shoegaze Records of the Week list with a special focus in mind: DOOMGAZE. Yes, we've trolled the murky waters of fringe shoegaze for you in order to drag up the darkest mire possible. Black out the windows, grab your headphones, and go down the rabbit hole listening through this list. I've always held fast to the theory that inside every shoegazer lies a secret goth; our lists might be the proof. Either way, we aren't responsible for any subsequent nightmares you may have. Enjoy All Hallow's Eve.

*Danny's Top 5 Doomgaze Records of the Week*

1. Lycia. Cold. Projekt. (1996)

2. Third Eye Foundation. Ghost. Merge Records. (1997)

3. Jesu. Opiate Sun EP. Caldo Verde Records. (2009)

4. Alcest. Souvenirs d'un Autre Monde. Beneath Grey Skies. (2007)

5. Lou Reed. Metal Machine Music. RCA. (1975)

*Amber's Top 5 Doomgaze Records of the Week*

1. The Angelic Process. Weighing Souls With Sand. Profound Lore Records. (2007)

2. Sunn O))). Black One. Southern Lord. (2005)

3. Cranes. Fuse. Bite Back! Records. (1986)

4. The Telescopes. Taste. Cheree Records. (1989)

5. Swans. Children of God. Caroline Records. (1987)


  1. Oh, I remember ordering Projekt cassettes out of the back of Spin magazine. Yes, every shoegazer is a closet Goth (or not so closet, sometimes).

    Also: 1986-era Cranes!! Wha?! I didn't even know there was such a thing! Great stuff. I'm going to hit the webs to track these down.