Heaven Or Las Vegas (studio album) by Cocteau Twins

Heaven Or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins
Year: 1990
Overall rank: 193rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 740 votes)
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Award Top 200 albums of all time (193rd)
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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 83.7/100, a mean average of 82.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.4.

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From 04/27/2022 20:48
* Favorite tracks: All of them, but even more so Cherry-coloured Funk and Heaven or Las Vegas
* Least favorite tracks: N/A
* Who cares if the singing is mostly incomprehensible? The atmospheres created are other-worldly, truly a generational and genre defining album
* Dream pop shoegaze bliss
* Instrumental melodies and vocal performances equally catchy throughout the perfectly appropriate runtime of 37 minutes

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85/100
From 01/20/2022 15:12
If I were simply to read a description of this album, I would probably never bother with it. Scottish dream pop, with ethereal singing over synth-driven beats? Pass.

Instead, surprisingly, this record is beautiful. Well constructed musical progressions, highlighted by beautiful singing. I don’t always understand what’s being sung, but that’s of little matter on this record.
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90/100
From 12/12/2021 18:09
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Este disco es fenomenal. No tiene ni una sola canción floja. Todas oscilan desde buenas hasta obras maestra, como Cherry-Coloured Funk, que ha sido mi favorita, seguida de Heaven or Las Vegas. Esta banda tiene un estilo distintivo muy agradable. Por un lado la voz de la vocalista llega a notas muy altas y por otro, la letra es difícil de digerir, porque al no estar claramente pronunciada y por debajo de los instrumentos se puede interpretar de distintas formas. El estilo de Cocteau Twins me recuerda al dream pop de Julee Cruise por ratos y por otros al new wave y rock de Soda Stereo. Disco muy recomendable. Se va directo a mis favoritos.
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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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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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