I worship Slowdive, never cared too much about Ride and didn't know Love Spirals Downwards - they remind me of Lycia. But, yeah, I love dream pop.
Thanks, abfackeln. There's a film by Gregg Araki, Mysterious Skin, that captures a lot of the atmosphere of these bands. It also deals with extremely unpleasant subjects which I won't spoil, but try to see it. I remember it being one my favorite films of the year when it was released.