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Re: Greatest Cocteau Twins song?
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2020, 08:55:18 PM »


15 different suggestions for their greatest song!

Re: Greatest Cocteau Twins song?
« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2020, 09:21:39 PM »
15 different suggestions for their greatest song!
You've got mine, 'Aloysius', in there - always my choice for a single song to sell the band on to someone. Though the aforementioned 'Lazy Calm' would be a second, a frequent choice of my playlists when I'm trying to settle myself for sleep on a Sunday night.

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Re: Greatest Cocteau Twins song?
« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2020, 12:05:33 AM »
PERSEPHONE.

Re: Greatest Cocteau Twins song?
« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2020, 06:02:26 AM »
Always partial to a bit of Blind Dumb Deaf when I’m in a particularly nihilistic mood. Live those early Will Heggie rumbling baselines. His later band Lowlife were really great too.

Re: Greatest Cocteau Twins song?
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2020, 09:25:15 AM »
Fotzepolitic

Re: Greatest Cocteau Twins song?
« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2020, 06:09:39 PM »
Fotzepolitic

Was blasting this out (amongst others) on my drive today. Fucking joyous song.

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Re: Greatest Cocteau Twins song?
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2020, 06:34:50 PM »
Anything off Treasure

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Re: Greatest Cocteau Twins song?
« Reply #37 on: June 25, 2020, 06:56:38 PM »
Pearly Dewdrops Drops. I know, I know. But I did see them live twice in the 80s and owned (I think) three of their albums but this is the only tune of theirs I can remember. They're one of those bands I quite liked at the time but have been consigned to a minute part of my memory. It'll happen to you as well when you get old.

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Re: Greatest Cocteau Twins song?
« Reply #38 on: June 26, 2020, 02:32:10 AM »
Really love the chorus of Heaven or Las Vegas. That whole album is something special, though. And if you haven’t lolled expansively in a bath tub listening to Lazy Calm with an enormo-bifta on the go, then you haven’t lived, so that too.

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Re: Greatest Cocteau Twins song?
« Reply #39 on: June 26, 2020, 11:52:26 PM »
Pearly Dewdrops Drop isn't it. Probably linked a few times above but it is divine. The bass alone is extremely beautiful, classic shoegaze bassline.

Love's Easy Tears and Violaine are also up there for me.

Re: Greatest Cocteau Twins song?
« Reply #40 on: June 27, 2020, 08:31:08 AM »
Ask me every day for a week and you'd probably get a different answer each time.

Today I'll say Suckling The Mender.

Re: Greatest Cocteau Twins song?
« Reply #41 on: June 27, 2020, 09:03:23 AM »
If we can claim Song to the Siren as a Cocteaus tune that that. I also have a soft spot for the medley of the two Modern English tracks they did on the B-side.

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Re: Greatest Cocteau Twins song?
« Reply #42 on: June 27, 2020, 03:08:05 PM »
oh man, so hard to choose

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Re: Greatest Cocteau Twins song?
« Reply #43 on: June 27, 2020, 09:18:04 PM »
I also really like Athol Brose - here's Nouvelle Vague's version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L11xh-FTGc0