Heaven Or Las Vegas (studio album) by Cocteau Twins

Heaven Or Las Vegas
Heaven Or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins
Year: 1990
Overall rank: 238th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 633 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1990 (2nd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (50th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (238th)
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Time left: 2h 42m 19s
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Cocteau Twins : Heaven Or Las Vegas CD
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 10h 47m 33s
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Cocteau Twins ‎– Heaven Or Las Vegas CD LP, 4AD ‎– Cad 0012, 1990
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Time left: 10h 50m 36s
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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 13.5.

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80/100
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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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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From 05/16/2019 23:03
Highlights:

Heaven Or Las Vegas
Frou-Frou Foxes In Midsummer Fires
Cherry-Coloured Funk
I Wear Your Ring
Fifty-Fifty Clown
Iceblink Luck
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From 12/02/2018 12:03
Heaven or Las Vegas is the best album ever by the Cocteau Twins and ALL of their albums are amazing. Listening to this album will transport and uplift the listener. Absolutely gorgeous melodies, guitars, and vocals. Sublime!
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From 07/25/2018 11:03
I have an strong bias towards this album, and Cocteau twins in general but these could be some of the best and most underrated noises ever made
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From 07/05/2018 12:33
This album is as good, if not better than "Treasure", released 6 years earlier. Once again, her vocals work surprisingly well with the gibberish lyrics, creating a totally unique musical atmosphere.
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