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Cocteau Twins were an innovative and influential Scottish band. Forming in 1979 in Grangemouth, Scotland, UK (the name taken from an obscure song by fellow Scots Simple Minds), they built a sound based on woozy atmospherics and singer Elizabeth Fraser's unmatchable vocals, most of which featured lyrics of made-up words and words plucked at random from the dictionary.

Their first release was "Garlands" in 1982 on 4AD Records, which was received well. Founding member Will… read more

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  • Avatar for Blessedheart
    Pure noise? Their dream pop material is filled with beauteous melodies and harmonies, as well as exquisite moods. But let's not forget their great earlier stuff, which was much more post-pnuk and had little to do with what became dream pop anyway.
  • Avatar for pax_pavane
    I think there are way better dreampop bands out there. While they should be commended for their contributions to the development of the genre, their songs are just pure noise.
  • Avatar for Kiyoshi_95
    probably my second favorite band after The Cure [3]
  • Avatar for klonulost
    probably my second favorite band after The Cure (2)
  • Avatar for BartonHobbes
    probably my second favorite band after The Cure.
  • Avatar for snapandjack
    truly great band, I regret not digging deeper into their discography sooner
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  • Avatar for bruinthesky
    most beautiful electric and acoustic guitar timbres

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