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Heaven Or Las Vegas

Cocteau Twins

1990

Heaven Or Las Vegas

Album Summary

Heaven or Las Vegas is the sixth studio album by Scottish alternative rock band Cocteau Twins, released on 17 September 1990 by 4AD. Despite 4AD president Ivo Watts-Russell proclaiming it one of the best-ever releases on his label, he released the group from their contract at the end of 1990 because his relationship with the band had soured. Heaven or Las Vegas peaked at number seven on the UK Albums Chart and number 99 on the US Billboard 200, becoming the band's most commercially successful release. It eventually sold 235,000 copies by 1996, according to Billboard. The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, and was voted number 218 in the third edition of Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums. In 2020, Rolling Stone listed it at No. 245 in its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

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Rating

3.26

Votes

5545

Genres

  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Shoegaze
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Thu Feb 11 2021
5

I can't believe I get to listen to this album. The vibes are immaculate, just perfection. It's like floating along warm summer air. Everything feels so purposeful in it's placing, with every sound, word, and visual just lifting the album above levels I didn't know could exist. My only complaint is that it gets a little same-y here and there, but man I can forgive that with how beautiful it all is. Perfection.

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Tue May 04 2021
1

The mystery of the lost great Cocteau Twins album: What was it on the other side of the recording studio glass that so distracted them when they made this, and what would they have produced if they'd been paying attention? We may never know. I will never care.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Cool and dreamy - good drum machine work and the bass in quintessential 80s. Probably the lyrics and vocals are the most memorable. Got me on a shoegaze kick after and I listened to My Bloody Valentine for awhile.

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Mon Nov 02 2020
5

Oh my God. Who let this be such utter perfection? This was really really really good. Wow. The atmosphere. The vocals. 10/10.

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Wed May 12 2021
2

It's not exactly BAD but it sure is super boring. There's nothing–literally nothing–about this album that stands out except for the fact that the vocals are utterly indescipherable which takes the album from a "meh" 3 stars to a "nope" 2 stars.

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Fri Feb 05 2021
1

I can not tell what language this is

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Mon Mar 15 2021
1

If there was a zero I would pick that

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Wed Jan 27 2021
5

Beautiful ephemeral pop that I could listen to on loop forever.

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Sat Apr 10 2021
5

Great atmospheric album. Definitely worth the listen.

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Mon Nov 01 2021
5

A truly unique dream pop album that doesn't have one lackluster song. Fraser's vocals are the highlight of this album, purring with energy and life. Some of her vocals are unintelligible, but that doesn't take away from the ethereal sound. The guitar work and drums are amazing as well, complementing the vocals perfectly and coalescing to provide the unique soundscape. The band complements each other so well yet you get the impression of improv. Not to say it isn't focused, which it is, with songwriting about childbirth and also death. Favorite tracks: Cherry-Coloured Funk, Iceblink Luck, Fifty-Fifty Clown, Frou-Frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires

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Mon Nov 01 2021
5

hypnotic, psychedelic, and poetic. complex rhythms and melodies paired with beautiful tones and reflective lyrics. fav songs = all

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Sun Jan 09 2022
5

5.0 + It's hard to pinpoint why this album makes me feel like soaking in a hot bath. There's some kind of strange alchemy between the shimmery guitar and vocals that's mesmerizing. It's a gentle swirl of arpeggiated synth lines, thumping bass and soothing vocal wisps. At times, my mind gets lost in the background sounds and I'm put in a smiling trance.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
2

All the songs sound the same. Very winy (as most dream pop goes) and lyrics often abandon recognizable language

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Sat Jan 30 2021
1

What’s that you’re saying??? Sorry. Can’t hear your words. Is that French? I literally don’t know.

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Thu Feb 18 2021
1

terrible, absolutely terrible

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

cat ham cat

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Mon Sep 21 2020
4

Lush, gorgeous. Like a giant blanket. Seems like a great album to get high to. Reminds me of MBV. Favorite tracks are "Pitch the Baby" and "Frou frou Foxes in Midsumner Fires".

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Thu Mar 10 2022
4

This is the sound track to my dreams, the nice dreams though, not the dirty ones I wake up from erect.

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Thu Mar 17 2022
4

True to the mission of this project I am glad this record came up on my list. Although this may already belong to my own personal canon of soul-defining albums thankfully this might have been a backup contingency plan. This made an enormous impact on me decades ago. There was nothing else like it, the world was different after I first heard the Cocteau Twins, and still nothing else compares. This record felt like it was an opening and a big break into a wider audience. It also felt like further slipping from an ideal after Treasure that diluted down the drain awash with new age pathos and intelligible lyrics instead of a cosmic brain transplantation. I only wish I could find a giant poster again of the album cover to pin up on my wall as I improvise the lyrics to Pitch The Baby.

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Mon Apr 04 2022
4

I was most familiar with Elizabeth Fraser on vocals for Massive Attack’s Teardrop and discovered Cocteau Twins (and this album) from there.

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Thu Jul 14 2022
4

Really good gothy dream pop. It lays on the 90s sound a little thick, which is probably because the group pioneered the sound to some extent. Still a bit dated in that regard.

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Thu Jul 14 2022
4

I love that dreamy sound, and this album absolutely drips with it. Hell, they practically invented it. I just wish there were a few more standout tracks, but overall a great album.

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Thu Aug 18 2022
4

Shimmering, dreamy musical confections. Gorgeous arrangements elevated by Elizabeth Fraser's ethereal vocals and expressionistic lyrical style. Listening to this album is the musical equivalent of floating on a cloud. At its best, this is some of the loveliest music you'll ever hear. The quality of the individual songs is a little uneven, but it's overall still a joy to listen to. Launches me straight back to my sophomore year in college. Fave Songs: Cherry-Coloured Funk, Iceblink Luck, Heaven or Las Vegas, Frou-Frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires, Pitch the Baby, Wolf in the Breast

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Sat Jun 12 2021
3

Pretty good. Kinda blends together like most Cocteau Twins albums. 7/10

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Thu Jul 15 2021
3

I was on the cusp of giving this a 4, Cherry-Coloured Funk has been a favourite for as long as I care to remember with its haunting synth and contrasting range of vocals, some of which are Kate-Bush-like in nature but ultimately all gel together brilliantly as a song that doesn't go on too long (unlike this sentence). And the rest of the album is, well, alright. But always found myself wishing I was listening to the first track again.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
2

Erm... lovely shoegaze soundscape, but genuinely unintelligible lyrics. Enunciate, woman.

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Fri Apr 16 2021
2

Cool ideas, but very one note for every song. Hooks repeat constantly and there always feels like a lack of emotion. The song settle in on one vibe, but what that vibe means is utterly incomprehensible.

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Wed Apr 21 2021
1

Unlistenable

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Mon Jan 25 2021
1

Droll background music.

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Mon May 24 2021
1

Sucked. Can I give 0 stars? Guess we will see what happens. Turns out you cant give zero stars. You have to click at least one to activate the vote button. Consider yourselves lucky Cocteau Twins.

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Fri Oct 15 2021
1

So dreary and uninspiring. Tuneless lift muzak at best. Awful production, tinny with weak drums. With the music being so much of absolutely nothing, at least the lyrics could have been profound, interesting, etc., but no.. might as well be sung in Greek. The inability to pronounce English words correctly is apparently intentional, but just makes the songs frustrating and bizarre to listen to. If I never hear this album again before I die, I will die happy.

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Mon Jan 17 2022
1

Listened. Shite. Can't tell what she's saying.

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Mon Jan 25 2021

It's good, I just never loved Radiohead

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Mon Oct 26 2020
5

Headphones on. Sit down in a nice chair. Dream away. Absolutely brilliant and beautiful.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
5

Dreamy indie.... what’s not to love? Nothing!

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Mon Dec 28 2020
5

Fairly unique, might come back to it

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Wed Apr 28 2021
5

This sure as hell sent me to Heaven rather than Las Vegas.

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Mon Oct 26 2020
5

Now we're talking! Har lyssnat på albumet några gånger nu, så det säger allt. Känns som en korsning mellan typ The Cranberries, Highasakite, och lite annat smått o gott.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

Why haven't I listened to this before?

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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

First song was sampled on the morning by The Weeknd. Old rock easy listening

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Sun Jan 17 2021
5

The original vapourwave. Listened

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Good indie sound with a heavy 90s feel.

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Mon Jun 14 2021
5

i'm just a sucker for dreamy, ethereal guitars and vocals to match. this was great.

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Wed Apr 14 2021
5

what she saying

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Tue Jun 29 2021
5

Surpringly enjoyed

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Tue Mar 02 2021
5

Lovely album, very 80's synth pop feel but also beautifully arranged vocals and mixture of sounds. Very enjoyable album

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Mon Jan 25 2021
5

Great album

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Sat Jan 30 2021
5

One of the best sounding records I’ve ever listened to

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Thu Feb 11 2021
5

I've already heard this album a few times before. It's lovely.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
5

Loved it

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Tue Mar 16 2021
5

I got introduced to this album about a year ago, and at first it was kind of hard for me to entirely grasp it. Still I fell in love with the first and last tracks so I gave it a couple of tries more and now I think it is just lovely.

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Tue Feb 23 2021
5

Heaven

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Sat Apr 10 2021
5

Lovely. No words. A new world.

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Sun Apr 25 2021
5

Uhh ich liebe die Produktion

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Sat Apr 24 2021
5

Cant understand wtf liz fraser is singing. 5 stars

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Sat Apr 24 2021
5

sehfjahfbeljdlhsdfjashkdf streeeet

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Mon May 10 2021
5

ahh nice

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Fri May 07 2021
5

I liked this album a lot. It reminds me of MGMT and I’m glad to have found this.

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Fri May 14 2021
5

Heard this bad boy quite a few times Really really good!

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Fri Aug 27 2021
5

Gets better as it goes on...great last 2, 3 tracks

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Mon Sep 06 2021
5

Very ethereal and dreamy. Love it!

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Wed Sep 15 2021
5

actually liked it

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Thu Sep 23 2021
5

So dreamy. 9/10

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Tue Oct 19 2021
5

A classic dreampop album, for good reason.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

Absolutely gorgeous album.

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Sun Nov 14 2021
5

like ABBA on acid.

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Mon Nov 29 2021
5

Stone cold classic album. You can hear the influence in so many other albums. I'm a huge sucker for dream pop and this is just one of the titans of the genre.

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Mon Dec 06 2021
5

This music just always makes me feel so dreamy. Her voice is perfect for dream pop . One of the best albums of this genre

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Mon Dec 06 2021
5

Its a 5 star from me! Loved this album for a while now. Its fun and different from anything else I know really.

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Fri Dec 10 2021
5

amazing

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Fri Jan 28 2022
5

Truly genuine pop music with a distinctive sound.

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Mon Jan 31 2022
5

Goodness, this album is superb, so soothing and calm/

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Sat Feb 19 2022
5

🤠

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Tue Mar 22 2022
5

The only "Dreampop" album that matters truly.

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Wed Mar 23 2022
5

dreamyyyy

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Wed Mar 23 2022
5

I love this album, have always loved it, will always love it. Blast to listen to today!

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Tue Apr 05 2022
5

Frábær plata! Þarf að hlusta meira á þetta band.

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Tue Apr 12 2022
5

Great!

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Wed Apr 13 2022
5

Great stuff

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Sun May 01 2022
5

Claassic

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Sun May 01 2022
5

Ethereal beauty

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Sun May 01 2022
5

Vilkey galet sammanträffande att de bara e album som ja ha lyssna förr som förtjänar femmor!!!!

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Wed May 04 2022
5

Hi- Cherry-Coloured Funk, Fifty-Fifty Clown, I Wear Your Ring, Fotzepolitic, Wolf In The Breast Cocteau Twins have been at the forefront of the genre of lazy, sweeping and melodic guitars, the shrill, angelic voices, and the swirling, echoey tapestry of bright synth melodies of "Shoegaze" or "Dream Pop". Heaven or Las Vegas (both the album and the song) is the poster child of the genre, and if Cherry-Coloured Funk is your introduction to the style, it would probably leave you wanting more. I would say this album's peak is Fifty-Fifty Clown, A track that starts off and builds on a smooth and steady synthwave bass serves as the heartbeat for the entire track, and goes off the rails weaving bright synth and layers of Elizabeth Fraser's lilting soprano before returning to the heartbeat, a rush that's all too brief. The titular track neatly ties up the first act, but the show isn't over here, as the b-sides are just as delicious as the a-sides, each track is brilliant, unconstrained, but relaxed and never rushed. This album might be a showcase, but its followups (Four-Calendar Cafe & Milk & Kisses) are just as gorgeous and absolutely worthwhile, as are their contemporary acts such as Lush, Slowdive, Ivy, The Dandy Warhols, and even Venus Hum...It's a shame the wonder of Shoegaze/Dream Pop has fallen by the wayside in recent years, its charm is endlessly adorable and still holds up today.

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Tue May 10 2022
5

Can you believe we wrote this beauty off as “their commercial album” when it cam out? Lush, sensual, prickly in spots and featuring some Elizabeth Fraser’s most aggressive, full-bodied singing and toothsome lyrics. Only the Twins could make this kind of music while “selling out”.

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Tue May 31 2022
5

Loved this. It was full of ethereal sounding dream pop.

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Sun Jun 05 2022
5

Cherry-coloured funk is one of the most important songs in the history of dream pop and it feels like the final tunnel scene in the Perks of Being A Wallflower I really like Pitch the Baby A humongous fan of Iceblink Luck Not to mention how excellent the DRUMS AND GUITARS ARE I love the title track I am biased but my most listened-to songs have to be fotzepolitic I barely skip any of the songs on the album which is a key thing for me The essence of vertigo and not knowing where you are is what I love the most, I also really enjoy the fact that it's blurry and Elizabeth's vocals are not really easy to hear. Top 100 albums of all time for sure

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Tue Jun 14 2022
5

I needed that his morning. Cocteau Twins are such talented artist. Album is really interressing, I migth listen to it one more time just to feel the atmosphere.

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Tue Jun 14 2022
5

Wonderful, marvelous, magnificient, sensational, outstanding! Really had a great time with this one, I must listen to them more often!

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Sat Jul 02 2022
5

Ovaj album sam znao dosta slušati u zimi da me ugrije, jer su melodije bile takve, poput pokrivača. Iako je to već meme dosta godina, kurca ih razumijem, al taj glas u potpunosti nadopunjuje glazbu i to je taj pogodak. Ovaj album je must-listen dream pop album, iako ima šačicu shoegazea kako po kojoj pjesmi. Jače je od četvorke, pošto vamo ne mogu dati ono što želim kao i većinu puta, bit će ovaj puta ovako kako ga sad dadnem. Lijep pozdrav.

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Sat Jul 02 2022
5

Osjećam se glupo jer nisam nikad čula za njih i ovaj album. Ta prva pjesma mi je skoro dovoljna za peticu ali pomaže i to što je ostatak albuma jako dobar.

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Mon Jul 04 2022
5

Great

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Fri Jul 08 2022
5

Один из самых красивых альбомов вообще.

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Tue Jul 12 2022
5

This is a good one imo

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Mon Jul 18 2022
5

I'd never heard of this band before and really liked it. Looking into it after listening, I found I was familiar with a lot of other artists on the 4AD label which explains why I really vibed with it. Very dream pop and will 100% be going through the other albums from this band.

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Tue Aug 02 2022
5

LOVE THIS ALBUM from beginning to end, the dreamy atmosphere that is maintained throughout is just my favourite thing ever. Easy 5 for me

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Sun Aug 14 2022
5

holy shit, this is like if Abba made shoegaze only thing I hate about this album is how fucking short it is, jesus christ I had to replay this like six god damn times in a row it’s so good too good for the five star scale

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Tue Aug 23 2022
5

Oh nostalgia hard. This is the good shit.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
5

Couldn’t understand any of the words but overall feel was dreamy. Favourite song was wolf on my breast or the last one, frou frou

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Tue Sep 20 2022
5

Amazing!!

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Wed Sep 21 2022
5

Loveeeee Will probably buy on vinyl Would love to learn the lyrics Sad spotify doesn’t have the lyrics for this album Definitely a night album NIGHT DRIVE album So valid

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Tue Sep 27 2022
5

I went into the album thinking I was gonna end up giving it a 2 or a 3, but oh my God, was I wrong. I absolutely love the sound of this album. I think having headphones on definitely helps this album. My only critic for the album would probably be that I wish the sound varied ever so slightly more from each song, but even so, I still loved this album. The 90's are truly becoming my more divisive decade. My favourite song was probably I Wear Your Ring, but it's hard to choose.

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Sat Oct 01 2022
5

A god damn classic for a god damn reason. This album is a perfect culmination of the sound they invented.

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Mon Oct 10 2022
5

Very good.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
5

Pure bliss.

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Mon Oct 17 2022
5

Absolutely loved this. What a surprise - struggling for adjectives, but I think 'bewitching' is close enough. Pearly dewdrops drops was a jaw-dropping moment for me, but that was 35 years ago and I never followed it up properly, so the Cocteau Twins just fell outside my radar. What a shame, because this is great. Loads of beautiful melodies to send shivers down the spine.

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Tue Oct 25 2022
5

Beautiful stuff

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Thu Nov 03 2022
5

heaven pour ma part

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Sat Nov 26 2022
5

Stone cold classic! Already know and love this album, just went and listened to it twice back to back, still freaking amazing. If anything, this (and every other Cocteau Twins album really) just keeps getting better and better the more I listen to it. Effortless 5.

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Wed Nov 30 2022
5

Lovely album

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Fri Nov 06 2020
4

Fantastic voice but bland bland production. Decent album though

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Fri Sep 18 2020
4

Last half of the album was stronger than the first half.

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Thu Sep 17 2020
4

First album I'm hearing here. Solid stuff!

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Mon May 31 2021
4

A hidden gem

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Thu Sep 24 2020
4

Stand out for me was Iceblink Luck, really enjoyed this one. True to the joke that you can't really make out what they're saying. Absolutely hear the influence of Beach House in therw

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Tue Oct 13 2020
4

Dream pop sung by an unintelligible Scottish woman never sounded so good. Best track: Iceblink Luck

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Mon Oct 12 2020
4

Dang, pre interesting the switch between English and Scottish Gaelic (maybe?)

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Thu Apr 15 2021
4

Great album, but I like most any earlier one better I think.

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Mon Dec 14 2020
4

Funky and ethereal, sounds like a desert road trip

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Tue Jan 05 2021
4

Good dreamy synth sounds.

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Mon Mar 22 2021
4

This is an album I find very tough to rate. It sounds very of its time, but has some very modern elements as well. It faded into the background a bit for me (the album was over surprisingly quickly), but I was always into it when I became aware of it. Ultimately, I think I like this album, though it is not something I'm likely to come back to very often 4/5

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

Terrific dream pop album, reminds me of My Bloody Valentine

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Great shoegaze. Reminded me of cranberries straddling 80s and 90s alt. Notable songs: cherry-coloured funk, heaven or Las Vegas, pitch the baby.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Pleasant swoopy soundscapes. Lyrics are mostly impossible to understand. Nice background music, but not something I would play to listen to with intention.

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Sun Jan 17 2021
4

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Mon Feb 22 2021
4

enjoyable techno pop. good to work with. feels very eightes movie

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Some ethereal French shit - kind of slaps tho.

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Thu Jul 01 2021
4

I like this quite a bit, though I anticipated I would, as it’s sort of in the space of the things I typically like. I hadn’t heard of them before, and I honestly had a hard time understanding a lot of the words – I wondered if some of them were in Gaelic, since it’s a Scottish band. But I generally liked it.

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Wed Mar 17 2021
4

Lovely dreampop. I adore Elizabeth Fraser's otherworldly vocals. Fave track - "Frou-Frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires" for full on nimbly bimbly glossolalia!

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Mon Mar 15 2021
4

This was fun, definitely a mood. Unexpected.

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

I like them - I think I had heard some of these before. Nice background music.

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Sat Jan 16 2021
4

Great, good album will listen again

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

Listen again

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Wed Mar 24 2021
4

Curioso: mezcla de The Bee Gees, de las hijas de The Beach Boys, Kate Bush

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

Fotzepolitic and title track stand out. Prefer their earlier albums but this is solid and has Liz's voice as always

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Mon Mar 01 2021
4

Nice radio too

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Fri Feb 12 2021
4

Very fun, solid all the way through. Nothing stood out particularly, so will need to listen again for faves

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

Dreamy

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

Very pleasant to listen while working. Dreamlike. Grown on me over the weekend. 4/5

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

A fantastic album. I love Liz Fraser's voice.

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Mon May 10 2021
4

2x geluisterd en vind het erg mooi! Heel sferisch en mooie zanglijnen.

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Sat Feb 06 2021
4

excellent

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Fri Mar 19 2021
4

Mellow

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Tue Feb 23 2021
4

This was a nice discovery, really liked it

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Tue Feb 23 2021
4

Deze groep was mij onbekend. Positief verrast. Moest je mij zeggen dat dit een of andere gloednieuwe band was, ik zou het ook geloven.

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Tue Feb 23 2021
4

Yes! really enjoyed listening to this, so nice I played it twice. Really an interesting discovery.

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Wed Mar 03 2021
4

unexpected bangers

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Wed Apr 07 2021
4

Weird. It makes me nostalgic of a time I was not even alive yet. Thought it was cringe at first, but came to like it

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Fri Feb 19 2021
4

Great album. Love the guitar lines and vocals here. Listening to this makes me think that Giants In The Trees are influenced by them.

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Wed Jul 07 2021
4

More textured bright hooks

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Thu Mar 18 2021
4

Not bad. Don't love, but was able to listen thru.

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Wed Apr 28 2021
4

I really like "I wear your ring" isn´t my type of music but I really enjoy listening to it

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Tue Jun 29 2021
4

Ga ik meer beluisteren

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Mon May 24 2021
4

Scottish 90s dream pop? I had a headache today and this music healed it.

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Fri May 14 2021
4

Quatro. O que não massa engorda. Celebro a derrota na Liga Capitalista como se o tarolo fosse tareia. Está tudo bem. Nem se pensa outra coisa.

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Fri Jun 18 2021
4

Never heard anything from the band before this album. Really liked the songs!

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Mon Aug 23 2021
4

Pop envolvente com o vocal feminino

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Wed Sep 01 2021
4

very 90s.solid listen

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Mon Sep 06 2021
4

really nice. wish it was longer 4.5

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Mon Sep 06 2021
4

dreamy and oddly unique

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Wed Sep 15 2021
4

Ok, sounded a bit like other music I've listened to from the 90's but can't place exactly who.

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Thu Sep 23 2021
4

8/10. Really chill and ethereal.

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Thu Sep 23 2021
4

So pretty! Got a little samey but I didn't mind that much. High 8

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Thu Sep 23 2021
4

8/10. i liked this a lot, it was similar to Treasure but felt a lot lighter/more positive, just pleasant to listen to but deep and emotional as well.

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Mon Oct 04 2021
4

High 3 from me. Very interesting album that I liked quite a bit. Very reminiscent of Joy Division and chill wave which I like quite a bit. F it- gonna give it a 4

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Fri Jul 02 2021
4

Dreamy shoegaze accompanied with a beautiful voice.

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Fri Oct 29 2021
4

Proto-Beach House, so I should love it, but the vocals are very hard to discern most of the time.

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Mon Nov 01 2021
4

dreampop vaporware. hopeful wistful coming of age aesthetics

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

Groovy

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Wed Dec 01 2021
4

I enjoyed this vibe

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Thu Dec 02 2021
4

It's a good album, but more mood music than a series of terrific songs. Will need to listen again but I found it fading into the background for me. Great mood piece.

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Thu Dec 09 2021
4

Kena pops

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Tue Dec 14 2021
4

Love it

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Sun Jan 02 2022
4

I can't understand the lyrics and I don't care

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Tue Jan 04 2022
4

relaxed and chilled out whilst also not being boring, which i really like. i think that’s one of the most redeeming qualities about this album

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Thu Jan 13 2022
4

Very good

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Mon Jan 17 2022
4

Dreamy pop good

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Tue Jan 25 2022
4

Less abstract than earlier work but the strong cohesion between voice and drums is still there.

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Mon Feb 07 2022
4

another album i didnt listen to fully because i didn't like the most popular songs out of it and it turns out those songs were the worst songs on the whole album and the album is fucking incredible. pitch baby, fifty fifty clown, i wear your ring, fotzepolitic soty

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Mon Feb 07 2022
4

flames flames flames

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Tue Feb 15 2022
4

Ethereal beauty for the ears.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
4

Good album

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Thu Mar 10 2022
4

Lovely. Lots of cooing and squawking like a mother bird trying to tell its baby that now isn't the right time to be flying a kite, because it's not windy enough, but the baby bird doesn't believe its mother, then gets frustrated when she's right.

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Thu Mar 10 2022
4

Everybody Loves Raymond would have been a much better television programme had this been the soundtrack for it. I feel like Robert would have become an ever-growing presence in the series and eventually take over the reigns. Everybody fuckin' loves Robert. Raymond would have felt like a complete, useless cunt and blown his brains out. Robert wouldn't care.

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Thu Mar 10 2022
4

i found this album in 2018 and battered it. sounds ridiculously fresh for how old it is.

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Mon Mar 14 2022
4

Just sublime. Such a great album. Music excellent and Liz Fraser's voice and part-nonsense lyrics just so evocative of the best of the 80s.

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Mon Apr 04 2022
4

Enjoyed every song.

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Fri Apr 22 2022
4

Unmistakable, multilayered, vocals

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Mon Apr 25 2022
4

Swirly spacey goodness

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Wed Apr 27 2022
4

Cherry Coloured Funk es una de mis canciones de isla desierta y sólo vine a descubrirla el año pasado gracias al algoritmo. Qué gran pedazo de melodía.

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Sun May 01 2022
4

This was great, better than I imagined

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Sat May 07 2022
4

Vibes

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Sat May 07 2022
4

Good vibes, tho a few songs did give me cheesy xmas song kinda vibes. Cherry-coloured Funk is amazing

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Thu May 26 2022
4

Genre: Dream Pop 4/5 Another unexpected surprise, Heaven or Las Vegas is one of my favorite new albums I've listened to so far in this exercise. Listening with totally fresh ears, I instantly could hear what makes this album as revered as it is. A total Dream Pop classic, and a genuinely interesting and enjoyable pop music experience, Heaven or Las Vegas is a project gleaming with filtered guitars and layered vocals. Its wall-of-sound style production is almost overwhelming at times, providing some of the most captivating listens for me up to this point. Starting with the ethereal intro, Cherry-Coloured Funk, a song that perfectly outlines their sound and energy, and is easily one of the best songs on the album, the album continues nicely along (Pitch the Baby is another pop gem), when we're finally met with the title track, my personal favorite from the album, featuring a big beautiful chorus from Elizabeth Fraser and some really tremendous, lush, in-your-face production. I Wear Your Ring is one of my favorite vocal experiments on the album, and is another example of a song on here where the group really sounds like they're having a fucking blast, casually writing some of the decade's most influential music. A beautiful album from top to bottom, and a real joy to listen to.

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Tue Jun 14 2022
4

A strong 4 for Heaven Or Las Vegas. I loved the very coherent atmosphere that reigns all along the album, there are lots of little gems throughout. It would only lack a little more catchy side overall for it to be perfect. I really need to discover more from Cocteau Twins. Glad it was on this list.

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Tue Jun 14 2022
4

The dreamiest of the dream pop albums. The washy guitars hovers over the dreamlike production while Elizabeth Fraser's voice carries the whole thing. I suspect that some compositions would reveal to be weaker than it seems if they weren't drenched in such a soothing atmosphere. But for each song that may be a little less memorable, there is one absolute classic like Cherry-Coloured Funk, Frou-Frou or the title track.

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Fri Jun 17 2022
4

I really enjoyed this record. Has some really great feel to some of it's tracks.

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Wed Jun 22 2022
4

Nice album, easy to listen. I can't hear the vocals though. It's vaguely pop-y, but in a nice way.

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Mon Jun 27 2022
4

Dope

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Sat Jul 02 2022
4

Ne znam jel to zato što me fifa u mozak izjebala tokom slušanja ovog albuma il šta, al dobar, not a 5 tho, not even close.

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