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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 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.
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    probably my second favorite band after The Cure [3]
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    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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    most beautiful electric and acoustic guitar timbres
  • Avatar for LiquidSheep
    I read a discussion somewhere where someone called the album cover of Four-Calendar Cafe 'one of the ugliest sleeves ever'. Couldn't agree less, I fucking love that artwork.

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