The Pink Opaque (compilation album) by Cocteau Twins
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The best album by Cocteau Twins is Heaven Or Las Vegas which is ranked number 162 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,938.
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I pretty much followed the band from its earliest days and still own most of their early releases on original 4AD vinyl from the 7” singles through to the 12”’s and handful of album’s including this one. And the reason I share this is I think when it comes to early CT works I know it extremely well and can say without hesitation this is the crème de la crème of their pre 90’s work
“Aikea-Guinea” is quite simply their finest work in a stella career & its here in all all its glory, as is“Pearly-Dewdrops” and the under appreciated ‘Musette And Drums’
These days I don’t listen to too much CT music but this one regularly gets a spin on my turntable and that really is the highest compliment I can give
1. The Spangle Maker (from The Spangle Maker EP, 1984)
2. Millimillenary (from Department of Enjoyment V/A Compilation, 1984)
3. Wax and Wane (from Garlands Album, 1982)
4. Hitherto (from Sunburst and Snowblind EP, 1983)
5. Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops (from The Spangle Maker EP, 1984)
6. From the Flagstones (from Sunburst and Snowblind EP, 1983)
7. Aikea-Guinea (from Aikea-Guinea / Kookaburra Single, 1985)
8. Lorelei (from Treasure Album, 1984)
9. Pepper-Tree (from The Spangle Maker EP, 1984)
10. Musette and Drums (from Head Over Heels Album, 1983)
It works as an album. Very cohesive. Amazing!
This was the first Cocteau Twins album I heard, so I heard this, not as a greatest hits album but as a studio album...it really changed my idea of what pop/rock could be in the way that "Velvet Underground and Nico" did..When I heard "Spangle Maker", I couldn't believe what I was hearing. I think that this is the only album that contains "Spangle Maker",.. Her voice is so supple yet strong, and when I step back and listen to the album objectively, I shouldn't like it, but something it about it draws in, I have probably listened to it every week since 1985. Of course, I didn't know that it was a compilation(I think that it wasn't until 1990 that I found out it was a compilation) when I first heard it, so I have listened to it as a new album. It was available as import only for many years, I guess that might explain why I didn't know that. also, I think that this is the only album that has 'Spangle Maker". I could be wrong. I think that it was originally released as an EP.
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