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Cocteau Twins

Cocteau Twins were a Scottish rock band active from 1979 to 1997. They were formed in Grangemouth by Elizabeth Fraser (vocals), Robin Guthrie (guitars, drum machine), and Will Heggie (bass), with Heggie replaced by multi-instrumentalist Simon Raymonde in 1983.

The group has earned much critical praise for its distinctive ethereal sound and the soprano vocals of Fraser, which often abandoned recognizable language altogether. They have been recognized as pioneering the 1980s subgenres of ethereal wave and dream pop, and were associated with the UK label 4AD for much of their career.

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Genres rock ethereal electronic ambient downtempo
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  1. Lorelei
  2. Heaven or Las Vegas
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Top release Heaven or Las Vegas

Albums

  1. Garlands
    1982
  2. Head Over Heels
    1983
  3. 5.0
    Treasure
    1984
  4. Victorialand
    1986
  5. Head Over Heels / Sunburst and Snowblind
    1988
  6. Blue Bell Knoll
    1988
  7. 7.0
    Heaven or Las Vegas
    1990
  8. Four-Calendar Café
    1993
  9. Milk & Kisses
    1996

Other releases

  1. Lullabies
    1982
  2. Peppermint Pig
    1983
  3. 1983-04-19 - Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
    1983
  4. Lovers Are Mortal
    1983
  5. Sunburst and Snowblind
    1983
  6. Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops
    1984
  7. The Spangle Maker
    1984
  8. Tiny Dynamine / Echoes in a Shallow Bay
    1985
  9. Aikea-Guinea
    1985
  10. The Pink Opaque
    1985
  11. Tiny Dynamine
    1985
  12. Echoes in a Shallow Bay
    1985
  13. Love’s Easy Tears
    1986
  14. I Wear Your Ring
    1990
  15. Iceblink Luck
    1990
  16. Heaven or Las Vegas
    1990
  17. The Forgotten 4AD Tracks
    1991
  18. The Box Set
    1991
  19. Dials / Crushed / The High Monkey-Monk / Oomingmak
    1991
  20. Athol-Brose
    1992
  21. Bluebeard
    1993
  22. Evangeline
    1993
  23. Snow
    1993
  24. Collector Disc: 104 KRBE
    1994
  25. Live in London 1986
    1995
  26. Pearly, Pink & White
    1995
  27. Twinlights
    1995
  28. Otherness
    1995
  29. Serpentskirt
    1996
  30. Tishbite
    1996
  31. Violaine
    1996
  32. Mourning Star: The Best of Cocteau Twins
    1999
  33. BBC Sessions
    1999
  34. Stars and Topsoil: A Collection (1982–1990)
    2000
  35. Lullabies to Violaine
    2005
  36. Treasure Hiding: The Fontana Years
    2018