Heaven Or Las Vegas (studio album) by Cocteau Twins

Heaven Or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins
Year: 1990
Overall rank: 220th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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83/100 (from 709 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1990 (2nd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (44th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (220th)
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83/100 (from 709 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 83.5/100, a mean average of 82.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.

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85/100
From 07/14/2021 18:15
It's really good, and I can see the appeal, but something about it just isn't for me. Some of the songs just have instrumentals that I simply don't like. And the last song isn't really that awesome as everyone says it is. The title track is super awesome!
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From 04/13/2021 17:51
Sublime, de ma beleza atmosférica, etérea e rockstar!
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95/100
From 04/04/2021 06:21
Stands the test of time. Top 50 of all time for me.
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From 12/18/2020 04:40
There is beauty here, but it's a dreamier soundscape than I'm normally seeking.
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90/100
From 07/16/2020 07:27
It's a bit more flawed upon my second listen. I find the songs to sound a bit too similar at times. The opening track is still great though.
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From 06/29/2020 22:42
I must admit, I've been putting off this album simply because of the band name. I thought it would be like The Cranberries for whatever reason. Heaven or Las Vegas is most definitely not The Cranberries. It's absolutely heavenly, there's not really a wasted second on here. The vocals remind me of ABBA for some reason, and I mean that in the most endearing sense because the vocals are definitely one of the strong suits of this album. The highlights are amazing, Cherry-Coloured Funk, the titular cut, Iceblink Luck, and Frou-Frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires.
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From 02/22/2020 05:27
The best dream pop album i have heard
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85/100
From 02/06/2020 21:08
Dreamy! This is who Blonde Redhead and others have tried to copy. This album is still the best.
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From 01/01/2020 18:58
Perfection. I still listen to this album without skipping a single track; everything is so polished and you can almost hear the songs glisten. This record has to be a reference point for so many dream pop acts today.

Favorite tracks: Heaven or Las Vegas, Frou-Frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires, Fifty-Fifty Clown
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From 07/20/2019 18:11
Favorite Tracks:Pitch The Baby, Iceblink Luck, Wolf In The Breast
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