🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Cocteau Twins

Gonna start this one early as a new year present to you all, seems to have been hotly anticipated…

Kasabian go bottom of the pile

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So then…

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0 voters

2 Likes
  • Garlands
  • Head Over Heels
  • Treasure
  • Victorialand
  • Blue Bell Knoll
  • Heaven Or Las Vegas
  • Four-Calendar Café
  • Milk & Kisses

0 voters

Very meagre singles poll

  • Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops
  • Carolyn’s Fingers
  • Iceblink Luck
  • Heaven Or Las Vegas
  • Evangeline
  • Bluebeard
  • Tishbite
  • Violaine

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This has possibly ruined @Ella_Megablast 's New Year’s Eve, shelves drink, starts writing 8,000 word essay :smile:

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Oh bloody hell. What a start to 2021

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it’s a Christmas miracle!

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5

HNY!

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Shit, 1/5

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Thanks for all your votes, long passionate posts, puns, rants, 5s, 1s, beeves, dice rolls and everything in between this year folks, plenty more to come in 2021!

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This is my favourite Cocteau Twins song and, now I think about it, maybe my favourite song ever? The ending absolutely does me evry tim.

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5/5 nothing like them before or since

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Have only listened to Heaven or Las Vegas, but that’s pretty much a perfect record.

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5/5

favourite track

Happy New Year

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One of my all time favourite bands. They are unusual in that they had two distinct peaks - the period between 83 and 84 encompassing Head over Heels, Treasure and the three amazing eps (Sunburst and Snowblind, Pearly Dewdrops Drop and Aiken-Guinea) and then the late glory of Heaven and Las Vegas. I’ve always had a slight preference for the early stuff where there is still a slightly gothy, dark edge but Heaven and Las Vegas is unarguably brilliant as well.

A truly amazing band, very important to me personally and probably one I have gone back to more often than almost any other over the 35 years or so since I first heard Peel play them. A clear 5 for me.

Why so few options in the singles poll? They released some great singles. Aikea-Guinea is a my personal favourite and one of my favourite songs of all time.

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That’s all that was on the singles list on their Wiki discography. The rest must be listed on EPs maybe? If anyone wants to do a more comprehensive one then feel free.

Tbh none of the albums have really grabbed me apart from Heaven or Las Vegas. But that’s one of the best albums of all time, so it’s a 5.

Genuinely don’t like them. Find them a bit wishy washy. Don’t understand the adoration. 1

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1/5 just a whole bunch of moaning over a chorus pedal

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5/5! Cheers!

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Have this. Banger.

5/5

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