Sunday, March 30, 2008

535. Cocteau Twins - Treasure (1984)

Track Listing

1. Ivo
2. Lorelei
3. Beatrix
4. Persephone
5. Pandora For Cindy
6. Amelia
7. Aloysius
8. Cicely
9. Otterley
10. Donimo


4AD is a rarity of a record company. One of the few record companies which didn't put any shit out there for more than 10 years in a row from 1980 to the mid 90's at least. This is another example of 4AD's discerning taste in the acts they signed up.

The cover of the album pretty much says it all it is dark and gossamery music. This is a really beautiful and original album, nothing sounded like this before and very little after, this is the band that opened the doors to stuff like Sigur Ros many years later.

There are not bad tracks in the album but the first three and the last song definitely stand out as even better than very good. If you are in anyway interested in music that created a very specific ambient, slightly post-punk, very otherworldly, this is definitely a must have.

Track Highlights

1. Lorelei
2. Donimo
3. Beatrix
4. Ivo

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

Some of the song titles seem to be inspired by Gerard de Nerval's book Aurélia or his Les Filles du Feu.


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