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

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Postby Nick?? Dougie?? » 01 Dec 2017, 18:54

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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.
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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.

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Postby The Modernist » 01 Dec 2017, 19:14

I think I've hit a nerve..

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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.

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

Great Clouded Gum
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Postby The Modernist » 01 Dec 2017, 21:01

Magical.


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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...

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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:

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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:



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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.

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Postby SUMPTUOUS SI » 02 Dec 2017, 09:33

Tom Waits For No One wrote:Great Clouded Gum
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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.
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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

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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.
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Postby Deebank » 02 Dec 2017, 10:28

The Modernist wrote:Magical.



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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)

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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).

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Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 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.
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