Treasure (studio album) by Cocteau Twins

Treasure
Treasure by Cocteau Twins
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 457th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 519 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1984 (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (60th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (457th)
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Cocteau Twins bestography

Treasure is ranked 2nd best out of 17 albums by Cocteau Twins on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Cocteau Twins is Heaven Or Las Vegas which is ranked number 239 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,454.

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82/100 (from 519 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 81.9/100, a mean average of 80.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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From 04/05/2020 03:25
Overtime, Heaven or Las Vegas would overtake Treasure as the best Cocteau Twins album. But my heart belongs to Treasure, the first datkwave album I ever became familiar with and one of the most ghostly things I've ever heard.
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From 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 01/31/2018 03:38
Creates such a wonderful vibe and atmosphere whenever I listen to it. "Otterley" is amazing.
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From 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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From 09/22/2017 23:37
Crinimally underrated band and album.
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From 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 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 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 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 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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Best Albums of 1984
1. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
2. The Smiths by The Smiths
3. Ride The Lightning by Metallica
4. Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
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