Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Do talk back

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

User avatar
sloopjohnc
Posts: 60313
Joined: 03 Jun 2004, 20:12
Location: One quake away from beachfront property
Contact:

Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby sloopjohnc » 01 Dec 2017, 18:52

PENK wrote:
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!


:lol:

I like it. Good emo band name.
Sneelock wrote:You’ll like her better after she dies. Siouxsie won’t ever die. She’s a vampire or some shit.

User avatar
Minnie the Minx
funky thigh collector
Posts: 28697
Joined: 29 Dec 2006, 16:00
Location: In the naughty North and in the sexy South

Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby Minnie the Minx » 01 Dec 2017, 18:54

Goat Boy wrote:
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

A minute of BCB silence everyone


:x
You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

Dr Markus wrote:
Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?

User avatar
The Modernist
Posts: 9657
Joined: 13 Apr 2014, 20:42

Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby The Modernist » 01 Dec 2017, 18:55

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


You don't really get the 80s. You see this on BCB a lot, each generation is a bit sniffy about the generation that came slightly before - the proggers are sniffy about The Beatles, the punk generation are sniffy about the proggers, my generation are a bit sniffy about some aspects of the 70s, you (and Penk and Gash) like to lay into the 80s and so it goes.
x

User avatar
Goat Boy
Bogarting the joint
Posts: 30446
Joined: 20 Mar 2007, 12:11
Location: In the perfumed garden

Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby Goat Boy » 01 Dec 2017, 19:10

Says the man being sniffy about Radiohead and their "30 something miserablism". BCBers being arsey about the NEXT generation. Same shit.

Don't give me this crap about not "getting" the 80s either. I'm far more open to the 80s charms than most around here, especially hip hop and house. In fact I'd quite happily champion an "alternative" BCB 80s but that doesn't mean I have to go alone with the standard narrative.

Anyway, it's not like this generational revisionism is a bad thing. It sharpens our claws, makes us reassess.
German Dave wrote:Have a long hard look in the mirror will you

User avatar
The Modernist
Posts: 9657
Joined: 13 Apr 2014, 20:42

Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby The Modernist » 01 Dec 2017, 19:14

I think I've hit a nerve..

User avatar
never/ever
Posts: 21609
Joined: 27 Jun 2008, 14:21
Location: Journeying through a burning brain

Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby never/ever » 01 Dec 2017, 19:27

I think I preferred the EPs over the albums for the most part so if Lullabies To Violaine was included, that's what I would have voted for. The run from Sugar Hiccup to Love's Easy Tears is near impeccable.
My favorite run is Treasure, Blue Bell Knoll, Victorialand, Garlands and Moon & The Melodies.

Outside track choice- Hazel, featuring the wonderful Gordon Sharp.

Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster is a maniac?."

George Carlin

User avatar
Tom Waits For No One
Posts: 2303
Joined: 14 Nov 2014, 08:05

Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 01 Dec 2017, 20:01

Great Clouded Gum
Ooze Flock
Hitherto Love Clown

Image
A kid swapping a fishing rod for a Dr. Feelgood album.

User avatar
The Modernist
Posts: 9657
Joined: 13 Apr 2014, 20:42

Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby The Modernist » 01 Dec 2017, 21:01

Magical.


User avatar
Mike Boom
Posts: 2443
Joined: 02 Sep 2005, 03:49

Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby Mike Boom » 01 Dec 2017, 21:43




User avatar
fange
Posts: 11189
Joined: 20 Jan 2010, 11:30
Location: 香港

Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby fange » 02 Dec 2017, 01:43

Head Over Heels, Blue Bell Knoll, Heaven or Las Vegas. I think the latter is getting a little short shrift here. Some of their sharpest songs, with tons of hooks.

At their best they had so so many fab things all wrapped up in one package...

Jonny Spencer wrote:
fange wrote:I've got my quad pants on and i'm ready for some Cock.


By CHRIST you're a man after my own sideways sausage, Ange!

User avatar
PresMuffley
Posts: 898
Joined: 06 Feb 2017, 12:00

Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby PresMuffley » 02 Dec 2017, 08:18

"Oomingmak" might very well be my favorite track on Victorialand, but "Lazy Calm" is such a perfect tone-setting opener, and then there's this gem:

Holy Shit!

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room.

User avatar
PresMuffley
Posts: 898
Joined: 06 Feb 2017, 12:00

Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby PresMuffley » 02 Dec 2017, 08:48

The album may not have made my top 3 but this is one of my most favorite of all their songs:



I wish I could have seen them live.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room.

User avatar
slightbreeze
Can I Get To Widnes?
Posts: 9651
Joined: 03 Sep 2003, 20:07
Location: facing the computer
Contact:

Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby slightbreeze » 02 Dec 2017, 08:56

I chose "Treasure" because it was the first album I ought by them. A thing of beauty, unlike anything I had ever heard before. "Blue bell knoll" and "Las Vegas" were my other choices, but it was like sticking a pin in a donkeys tail. Any of them could have been my top three.

User avatar
!!VAPRANT!!
hounds people off the board
Posts: 14446
Joined: 24 Apr 2007, 23:21
Location: pursued by the enraged queen

Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby !!VAPRANT!! » 02 Dec 2017, 09:33

Tom Waits For No One wrote:Great Clouded Gum
Ooze Flock
Hitherto Love Clown

Image


:lol:
Deewank wrote:By the way I gave you some Jelly Tots for your birthday and you didn’t give me ANYTHING

User avatar
trans-chigley express
Posts: 16747
Joined: 11 Nov 2003, 01:50
Location: Asia's WC

Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby trans-chigley express » 02 Dec 2017, 10:06

fange wrote:Head Over Heels, Blue Bell Knoll, Heaven or Las Vegas. I think the latter is getting a little short shrift here. Some of their sharpest songs, with tons of hooks.
]

Completely agree regarding Heaven or Las Vegas, without hesitations it’s my favourite. BBK is second but third could be just about any one of the others but I opted for Milk And Kisses as I’m playing it now and it’s pushing all my pleasure buttons and it deserves a vote

User avatar
Deebank
Resonator
Posts: 22545
Joined: 10 Oct 2003, 13:47
Location: In a beautiful place out in the country

Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby Deebank » 02 Dec 2017, 10:14

PresMuffley wrote:The album may not have made my top 3 but this is one of my most favorite of all their songs:



I wish I could have seen them live.


Yes brilliant - written by Simon Raymonde the day after his father died. One of my favourites too. I was mildly disapointed the times I saw them that they didn't do this one... I think Liz did it at the RFH a few years ago though with an excellent band backing her (including I think her hubby on drums and Thighpaulsandra on keys and arrangements, plus people like Steve Hackett sitting in!)

There's a great cover of this which proves that it's not just Liz's voice or Guthrie's guitar - there is formidable song-craft involved too. Don't know who did it...




Love the guitar at the end. Stellar.
Paid anghofio fod dy galon yn y chwyldro

User avatar
Deebank
Resonator
Posts: 22545
Joined: 10 Oct 2003, 13:47
Location: In a beautiful place out in the country

Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby Deebank » 02 Dec 2017, 10:28

The Modernist wrote:Magical.



Liz at her most operatic - innate talent.
Paid anghofio fod dy galon yn y chwyldro

User avatar
Oscar
Northern Taoist
Posts: 11959
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 19:33

Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby Oscar » 02 Dec 2017, 10:47

Victorialand, obviously, which transcended all my hopes and passions and aspirations for my relationship with music at the time. I was then reluctant to choose Treasure because that kind of devalued my adoration for Victorialand...

So

Victorialand
Treasure
Heaven or Las Vegas (which took me ages to like... but got me in the end)

User avatar
The Modernist
Posts: 9657
Joined: 13 Apr 2014, 20:42

Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby The Modernist » 02 Dec 2017, 11:11

Yes, I'd say it it was their best (although I haven't heard the last few).

User avatar
kewl klive
cultural defective
Posts: 14233
Joined: 29 Sep 2007, 00:32
Location: Petrus inhibito pompus

Re: Your 3 favourite Cocteau Twins albums

Postby kewl klive » 02 Dec 2017, 11:25

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


You don't really get the 80s. You see this on BCB a lot, each generation is a bit sniffy about the generation that came slightly before - the proggers are sniffy about The Beatles, the punk generation are sniffy about the proggers, my generation are a bit sniffy about some aspects of the 70s, you (and Penk and Gash) like to lay into the 80s and so it goes.
x


Wot a cohort. First class.
Lonely Kal wrote:John posted a picture of me which he'd doctored nastily.

Ho Ho Hodgson wrote:I know you think I pick on you.

Baldy K wrote:I'd love to meet Jeemo (no idea if he'd like to meet me).