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Treasure (album) by Cocteau Twins 

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Treasure
Treasure by Cocteau Twins (1984)
Overall rank: 408th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 452 votes)
  Ratings distribution
Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1984 (10th)
Top 100 albums of the 1980s (57th)
Top 500 albums of all time (408th)

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Cocteau Twins bestography

Treasure is ranked 2nd best out of 16 albums by Cocteau Twins on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Cocteau Twins is Heaven Or Las Vegas which is ranked number 307 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,963.

Cocteau Twins album bestography « Higher ranked (408th) This album (408th) Lower ranked (1,579th) »
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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 452 votes)
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10/14/2018 23:12
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72/100

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95/100
From DaVGManiac 07/05/2018 12:33
This album is an underrated classic. I like how well her vocals match with the nonsensical lyrics. Also, in order to properly enjoy it, the music must be listened at nighttime on full volume.
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From Diomed 01/31/2018 03:38
Creates such a wonderful vibe and atmosphere whenever I listen to it. "Otterley" is amazing.
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80/100
From corenfro 11/30/2017 03:52
How is this not #1 for 84 or in top 5 for the 80's? Compared to their magnum opus, Treasure is more diffuse sonically. It feels like you are in a large room maybe a cave with crystals and there's more reverb on the vocals and some sound vocals sound close to the listener and some seem far away. Lots of echo on the drums to make it feel distant. Much more of a 3 dimensional ethereal space. More textbook ethereal than their other work although it strays occasionally, where Vegas to me is more shoegaze and borderlines on psychedelic dream pop.

But textures aside at the core it's the songwriting that is stellar. The composition of the music and the performances are amazing. The forward looking production and textural bliss doesn't hurt.
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95/100
From nashd 09/22/2017 23:37
Crinimally underrated band and album.
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85/100
From JulianR 08/21/2017 23:59
Soaked in gallons of reverb and it's still great. Creates a very cool atmosphere
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From Nobodyisemo 07/17/2017 04:21
'Pandora' and 'Donimo' are unbelievable, a lot of these tracks fall just short of that label, and that's not an insult by any means. I'm glad I gave this one another chance. My issue on first listen was with the drum machine, particularly on 'Lorelei', but how can you deny the soul in every other performance? Now I call it the little drum machine that could.
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From garycottier 02/25/2017 18:11
Another lovely record from the Cocteau twins. Not quite as beautiful or brilliant as, Heaven or Las Vegas, would be, but still, Treasure, is their second best album.
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75/100
From sethmadsen 04/16/2016 19:20
Sounds that tickle my ears (in a good way), but I just didn't connect with. I imagine myself listening to this music in a fake Thai temple getting a Thai massage, with incense burning.
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From poppmusic 02/06/2016 08:26
Totally reverse opinion of a reviewer below. Adore Heaven and Las Vegas, think this one is fairly meh. Though the two records have similar sounds, they appeal to a different sentiment, I think (this one's more mysterious and intricate, HLV is more sweeping and romantic)

My advice: if you're not a huge fan of this one, try out Heaven and Las Vegas, and vice versa.
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From LittleONegative 12/03/2015 06:59
Turbulent, romantic, and fiercely feminine, this album never fails to blow me away. I heard it for the first time as a teen reading Wuthering Heights and thought it was the perfect soundtrack for that book. And I stand by that. The sound is forceful, emotionally raw, and so very BIG. It is stylistically similar to gothic rock (powerful drums, jangly guitars, reverb reverb reverb) but much more sophisticated. This is probably my favourite album ever. No description can do it justice.
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