Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

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Your top 3 Cocteau Twins Albums

1. Garlands
4
5%
2. Head Over Heels
9
12%
3. Treasure
18
23%
4. Victorialand
10
13%
5. The Moon and the Melodies
2
3%
6. Blue Bell Knoll
16
21%
7. Heaven or Las Vegas
14
18%
8. Four Calendar Cafe
3
4%
9. Milk and Kisses
2
3%
 
Total votes: 78

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Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby Goat Boy » 01 Dec 2017, 18:03

Ok, I'll pay more attention and listen intently in future.

piss off
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Postby The Modernist » 01 Dec 2017, 18:05

Minnie the Minx wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:One of those bands where the idea is more attractive than the execution.

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Well, that's quite palpably false!


Yeah, I think their execution was very distinctive and thought out: the layers of echoed guitar, the way the bass often carried the melody, it wasn't just about Frazer's voice (although that was obviously the thing that stood out the most). But I can see how they might be an acquired taste.
Their sound is so distinctively their own that sometimes I'll hear a Cocteau's track and it almost seems like they're going through the motions, but at their best they hit peaks of beauty few can match.

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Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby Goat Boy » 01 Dec 2017, 18:07

They're no Radiohead, G
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Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby Mike Boom » 01 Dec 2017, 18:10

Goat Boy wrote:piss off


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Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby Goat Boy » 01 Dec 2017, 18:14

I have tried, honest guv, and I do like some of their stuff but they never stood up to the reviews I read prior to hearing them.

That's all I can say really. I think it's maybe a generational thing.
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Postby PENK » 01 Dec 2017, 18:16

Goat Boy wrote:Ethereal music, undecipherable words, guitar effects, dreamscape blah blah.

It's a nice idea but they're often quite dull. They sorta float along and it's pleasant enough but unmemorable a lot of the time. They have their moments but some of the praise is way over the top IMHO


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Postby Minnie the Minx » 01 Dec 2017, 18:17

Goat Boy wrote:Ok, I'll pay more attention and listen intently in future.

piss off


:)
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Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby Mike Boom » 01 Dec 2017, 18:18

:roll: You young people with your Radiohead ...

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Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby Minnie the Minx » 01 Dec 2017, 18:19

PENK wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:Ethereal music, undecipherable words, guitar effects, dreamscape blah blah.

It's a nice idea but they're often quite dull. They sorta float along and it's pleasant enough but unmemorable a lot of the time. They have their moments but some of the praise is way over the top IMHO


They’re basically Enya for goths


Oh don't give me that. You were laying down cloaks the other day so Yorke could cross a puddle. You've no room to bloody talk
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Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby Goat Boy » 01 Dec 2017, 18:22

Oooo! I feel a poll coming on!
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Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby PENK » 01 Dec 2017, 18:25

Actually I’m just on the wind-up. I’ve barely heard any of their stuff. I wasn’t keen on what I have heard, as Liz Fraser’s voice didn’t work for me in that setting.
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Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby The Modernist » 01 Dec 2017, 18:27

PENK wrote:


They’re basically Enya for goths[/quote]

I'll take that over pseudo-academic miserabilism for cynical thirtysomethings thanks.
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Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby The Modernist » 01 Dec 2017, 18:42

Maybe we should start posting the tracks we love from them. It's difficult music to talk about after all. I tend to like them when they're at their most abstract and liminal. This was always a big favourite:


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Postby sloopjohnc » 01 Dec 2017, 18:44

Garland, Treasure, Victorialand

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Postby sloopjohnc » 01 Dec 2017, 18:45

Minnie the Minx wrote:
PENK wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:Ethereal music, undecipherable words, guitar effects, dreamscape blah blah.

It's a nice idea but they're often quite dull. They sorta float along and it's pleasant enough but unmemorable a lot of the time. They have their moments but some of the praise is way over the top IMHO


They’re basically Enya for goths


Oh don't give me that. You were laying down cloaks the other day so Yorke could cross a puddle. You've no room to bloody talk


:lol:

In America, we call that "You been told."
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Postby Goat Boy » 01 Dec 2017, 18:46

You had a terrible 80s, G.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 01 Dec 2017, 18:48



I'm at the hairdressers so can't do this very effectively but oooooh
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 01 Dec 2017, 18:49

Goat Boy wrote:You had a terrible 80s, G.


He was hanging out with me! We had a GREAT time!
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Postby PENK » 01 Dec 2017, 18:49

sloopjohnc wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:Oh don't give me that. You were laying down cloaks the other day so Yorke could cross a puddle. You've no room to bloody talk


:lol:

In America, we call that "You been told."


Rather Yorke than Lord Ferry of the Hunt!

Listening to Treasure now. It does have lovely melodies but I can't really climb into any sonic cathedrals when the production is so bad. That seems to defeat the point.
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Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby Goat Boy » 01 Dec 2017, 18:51

Minnie the Minx wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:You had a terrible 80s, G.


He was hanging out with me! We had a GREAT time!


Acid jazz, cardigans, Cocteau Twins and Minnie.

Poor fucking bastard

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