Cocteau Twins

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Cocteau Twins were a Scottish rock band active from 1979 to 1997, known for innovative instrumentation and atmospheric, non-lyrical vocals. The original members were Elizabeth Fraser (vocals), Robin Guthrie (guitar, drum machine) and Will Heggie (bass guitar), who was replaced by multi-instrumentalist Simon Raymonde early in the band's career.

While the entire band earned much critical praise, Elizabeth Fraser's distinctive soprano vocals received the most attention. At times barely decipherable, Fraser seemed to veer into glossolalia and mouth music.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1982 Garlands 4.35 7
1983 Head Over Heels 3.75 6
1984 Treasure 4.25 9
1986 Victorialand 4.65 5
1988 Blue Bell Knoll 4.65 9
1988 Head Over Heels / Sunburst and Snowblind 4 2
1990 Heaven or Las Vegas 3.4 8
1993 Four-Calendar Café 3.65 5
1996 Milk & Kisses 4 8

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1985 The Pink Opaque Compilation 3 4
2000 Stars and Topsoil: A Collection (1982-1990) Compilation 5
2005 Lullabies to Violaine Compilation 3.9 6

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1999 BBC Sessions Live 2 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1984 Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops 5 1
1985 Aikea-Guinea 5
1990 Iceblink Luck 5 7
1992 Athol-Brose 1
1993 Evangeline 1
1993 Snow 1
1994 Bluebeard 2
1996 Tishbite 2
1996 Violaine 3

EP

Year Title Rating Releases
1982 Lullabies 2
1983 Peppermint Pig 2 3
1983 Sunburst and Snowblind 5 2
1984 The Spangle Maker 1
1985 Echoes in a Shallow Bay 3 2
1985 Tiny Dynamine 3 3
1986 Love’s Easy Tears 5 6
1986 Tiny Dynamine / Echoes in a Shallow Bay 4 4
1991 The Spangle Maker 1
1995 Twinlights 4 3
1995 Otherness 5 3

Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1991 The Box Set Compilation 2

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