Cocteau Twins


I never feel alone when I listen to their music. They elaborate my mood, because Liz's voice contains and delivers sadness and joy right along side each other. You just cant find any dream soundtracks like the Cocteau Twins. They're quite calming in the midst of a screaming American city. Like, a relief.

>>By lostwc   (Friday, 8 Nov 2002 01:31)

She was ingenious, cutting edge, and a masterful singer who no one ever has even come close to mimmicking.


>>By Karsh   (Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 02:17)

Blue bell knoll was the soundtrack to my student years in London in the early nineties,it saw me through one night stands,crushing hangovers,and lost loves,and even now,it can transport me spiraling through the ups and downs of emotion

>>By Liz   (Saturday, 11 Jan 2003 22:09)

Blue bell knoll was the soundtrack to my student years in London in the early nineties,it saw me through one night stands,crushing hangovers,and lost loves,and even now,it can suspend a moment and transport me,spiraling,through the ups and downs of emotion.

>>By Liz   (Saturday, 11 Jan 2003 22:17)

Indeed phenomenal singer, check out the Rose chronicles and sully. Both Canadian bands.

>>By Swerve   (Thursday, 6 Mar 2003 12:10)

Just the best... Ya know? Just so sweet and pure. Hey, have any of you checked out Mors Syphilitica? I think they are on Projekt Records. They have a similar charm. (I know...the name is a bit too metal.)

>>By KnockItOff   (Friday, 3 Oct 2003 15:19)

Right!They set the blueprint for a lot of bands that followed.They were unique and they still sound fresh to me.

>>By thom   (Friday, 3 Oct 2003 22:34)

PS Things went a bit awry after leaving 4AD

>>By thom   (Friday, 3 Oct 2003 22:36)

hey, love the cocteaux...although I have to say I prefer the earlier stuff. One new find I love is a composer here called Rhett Brewer. Really beautiful stuff, reminds me of lisa gerrard

>>By james mansfield   (Sunday, 5 Oct 2003 16:46)

one word:one description: ........ beautiful.

>>By yayumi   (Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 01:33)

i love cocteau twins, the voice of liza is beautiful, the guitars, the sound ...sublime.

>>By Acuatek   (Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004 04:06)

Anybody still reeling from "candleland".....with ian McCulloch? I am!.........i took some salt....and sugar and rubbed it in my eyes

>>By sheeva   (Friday, 27 Aug 2004 16:58)

Sugar Hiccup was my first experience of The Cocteau Twins, from the Sunburst and Snowblind twelve inch single recorded in 1983 (oh my god! that's twenty one years ago!!) but my favourite track of Liz Fraser's has to be "Song For A Siren". I've lost my copy of it, and can't remember the band she performed it with. Someone help me!

I saw them perform twice, and had goosebumps each time.

Thanks for stirring up the memories, which has led me to dig up those OLD great songs!

Kaz Mitchell-Singer/Songwriter

>>By kazmitchell   (Sunday, 29 Aug 2004 02:00)

um, you're probably refering to This Mortal Coil. It'll End In Tears was the record.How can you not remember?

>>By thom   (Sunday, 29 Aug 2004 19:07)

Thanks Thom! It's all coming back to me now. How COULD I forget! I very stupidly got rid of most of my records when moving from Scotland to Australia - oh how I rue the day!

Kaz Mitchell

>>By kazmitchell   (Monday, 30 Aug 2004 11:15)

Recently bought 'Milk & kisses'. Unfortunately a little bit disappointing. Got all of their albums and exept for the last one ( at least i suppose it is ) i like them all. Sometimes i really get carried away to spiritual levels by their music. Silence, harmony and peace..........and in the light af some candles. That's how i experience the Cocteau twins. The music calms me down.

>>By Sanvean   (Monday, 15 Aug 2005 00:49)

Really was a shame that they coudln't reconcile their differences and play some live dates this year.. would have been great to see see them again.. I wish Liz would release a solo album... she has such an amazing voice that's it should be heard! If you like the Cocteau's have a listen to Ulrich Schnauss' album's... he's definitely been influenced!

>>By Sans   (Wednesday, 9 Nov 2005 19:28)

thanx 4 the tip!

>>By Sanvean   (Monday, 16 Jan 2006 00:11)

I think HoLVegas is the most varied and balanced emotionally....Victorialand is great but HOLV is more alluring...Any of you listen to Sigur Ros? Just got one of their old releases for Xmas...interesting, mellow, ethereal voices and clear orchestral mixed with some electronics...they make up there own language

>>By MChiara   (Tuesday, 17 Jan 2006 07:55)

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