Cocteau Twins | Heaven or Las Vegas
Deciding to scale back the overly pretty sound on Blue Bell Knoll while experimenting with more accessibility the Twins ended up creating their best album since Treasure. From the start, Heaven... is simply fantastic: on "Cherry-Coloured Funk," Guthrie's inimitable guitar work chimes leading a low-key but forceful rhythm, while Raymonde's grand bass work fleshes it out. Fraser simply captivates; her vocals are the clearest, most direct they've ever been, purring with energy and life. There are many moments of sheer Cocteaus beauty and power, including the title track, with its great chorus. A near-perfect album.
180g vinyl cut from the HD masters 2014. Originally released in 1990, Heaven Or las Vegas is Cocteau Twins' most commercially successful release, with numerous publications since declaring it one of the best albums of the '90s.
Includes download card.
Release date: 14.07.2014