Cocteau Twins: Head Over Heels (Vinyl LP)

Cocteau Twins: Head Over Heels (Vinyl LP)

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Cocteau Twins released their second album, 1983's Head Over Heels, following their first bass player's departure, and came close to reinventing themselves. Songs like 'Sugar Hiccup' and the brilliantly named 'Glass Candle Grenades,' with their swooping vocals, clattering percussion, and vibrant guitars, go a long way to lightening the downbeat mood cast on the band's previous album.

Standouts include 'The Tinderbox (Of A Heart)', which is fleshed out with synthesized orchestral strings and multilayered vocal tracks; the strange, barreling, music-hall quality of 'Multifoiled'; and the crunching, heavily echoed 'Musette And Drums', which features Elizabeth Fraser's vocals at both their most commanding and most elusive.

Arguably the best track is the spectacular 'In The Gold Dust Rush,' which highlights Robin Guthrie's multiple guitar effects to create an enveloping cocoon, broken only by shards of distortion. the underlying combination of basic song structures, ethereal vocals, and effects make Head Over Heels probably the best place to start investigating Cocteau Twins' unique sound.

2018 remastered reissue.

  1. When Mama Was Moth
  2. Five Ten Fiftyfold
  3. Sugar Hiccup
  4. In Our Angelhood
  5. Glass Candle Grenades
  6. In The Gold Dust Rush
  7. The Tinderbox (Of A Heart)
  8. Multifoiled
  9. My Love Paramour
  10. Musette And Drums

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