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To go along with our list of Creation Records' 21 Best Records, we've been asking some of the artists who were on the label to tell us about their favorites. Here we've got a list from shoegaze icons Slowdive.
Named for a Siouxsie and the Banshees song, Slowdive crafted oceans of celestial sound with their guitars for a style unlike any of the other groups lumped in with the early-'90s shoegaze scene. Slowdive's eponymous debut EP came out via Creation in late 1990, and the group would release four more EPs, including the essential Morningrise, and three albums via Creation: their 1992 debut album Just for a Day; 1993's fantastic Souvlaki which had them collaborating with Brian Eno; and 1995's underrated, experimental and Eno-esque Pygmalion. Slowdive called quits shortly after releasing Pygmalion, and singer/guitarists Rachel Goswell and Neil Halstead went on to form Mojave 3. While the band were never as popular as some of the other bands at the time, their reputation grew and their records aged wonderfully. Slowdive reunited in 2014, released their excellent fourth album in 2017 and are more popular now than their were in the '90s.