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Blue Bell Knoll (1988) is the fifth album by Scottish band Cocteau Twins. This was the first LP by the Twins to receive major-label distribution in the USA, as it was originally licensed by Capitol Records from 4AD for North American release. After a period of being out of print while 4AD reclaimed the American distribution rights for their back catalog, this (along with much of the band's 4AD material) was remastered by Robin Guthrie and re-issued in 2003. The… read more

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  • Avatar for kkevinerikssonn
    Pretty disappointing tbh. I've heard them all so far in chronological order. Way to soft and "pop"-ish in comparison to their earlier albums, which I enjoyed more with the use of electronic sounds. I'd rather listen to the unpolished sounds of "Garlands" then this.
  • Avatar for sco703
    Solid album. 'Cico Buff' is a dream. The 'Itchy Glowbo Blow' is an icy emotional joint. And 'For Phoebe Still A Baby' has a welcoming beauty to it. Just a few of my favorites.
  • Avatar for strom-z
    actually, not that anyone should pay more attention to Pitchfork than to other equally relevant sites.. but I guess I'm a sheep as well haha - so I will just say I disagree with the reviewer prefering HoLV over Blue Bell Knoll, to me they are cca equal, each album better in different ways
  • Avatar for soapy_q
    I have been humming incoherently to this album for 20 odd years.
  • Avatar for althefknamsrtkn
    Probably better than Treasure and HoLV
  • Avatar for CoryellsGhost
    One of the greatest albums of the 80's, perhaps of all time. Liz's vocals are unbelievable. CT's finest moment.
  • Avatar for spreadblood4
    word. the correct artwork. still magic in every line, every note, every sound.
  • Avatar for meta-l
    yodelgaze
  • Avatar for Fionajl
    This album can sound like cold, melancholia for one person, and happiness/bliss for another. That's genius, imo.
  • Avatar for strom-z
    there are undoubtedly some of their very best and most passionate moments on this album - "carolyn's fingers", "a kissed out red floatboat" and "ella megalast burls forever" particularly are simply out of this world (the way they closed their albums was simply amazing)

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