Garlands (studio album) by Cocteau Twins

Garlands by Cocteau Twins
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 3,262nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 161 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1982 (54th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (501st)
Award Best albums of all time (3,262nd)
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Cocteau Twins bestography

Garlands is ranked 6th 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 162 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,941.

Cocteau Twins album bestography « Higher ranked (1,819th) This album (3,262nd) Lower ranked (3,924th) »
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Garlands track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 161 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 73.5/100, a mean average of 72.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 73.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.6.

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95/100
From 08/10/2018 11:56
Magical lovely dark sound. Truly a great band.
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From 07/16/2017 22:09
The songwriting improves rapidly with succeeding releases. Thabkfully, they realized they didn't need to be so minor. 'Blind Dumb Deaf' is fine. The sound is so compact here; what they needed was somewhere to echo.
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85/100
From 07/03/2015 09:48
At this stage the Siouxsie & The Banshees influence is coming through too strong to be the truly unique band that they would go on to become.
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50/100
From 06/16/2015 18:10
The lush Cocteau Twins sound had yet to mature. This one's reedy and forgettable.
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From 04/02/2014 15:17
oblique and hypnotic songs which sound like simple minds on heavy drugs. the singer has a yodeling voice - in my ears it sounds unprofessional.
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90/100
From 11/21/2013 19:25
Their sound is unique. I quite like bands which allow the bass to have a big role.
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