Heaven Or Las Vegas (studio album) by Cocteau Twins
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* 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
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.
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.
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!
Sublime, de ma beleza atmosférica, etérea e rockstar!
Stands the test of time. Top 50 of all time for me.
There is beauty here, but it's a dreamier soundscape than I'm normally seeking.
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.
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.
The best dream pop album i have heard
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