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The Best Cocteau Twins Albums of All Time 

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List Rules Studio albums only - no singles or EPs or compilations

This Cocteau Twins discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Cocteau Twins albums can be found at the top of the list. Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best Godsmack albums, with the help of your votes.  Formed in 1979 by guitarist Robin Guthrie and bassist Will Hedgie soon after they met Elizabeth Fraser at a dance club in Scotland, the Cocteau Twins soon became one of the most unique indie bands the UK had ever seen up until that point. With Guthrie’s lush, layered guitars and Fraser’s unique, operatic vocal delivery, the band made a strong splash with their debut, Garlands (1982) and produced a critical work of art in Heaven or Las Vegas (1990) before splitting up not long after Milk & Kisses (1996).

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Head Over Heels is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cocteau Twins Albums of All Time
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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

Release Date: 1983

Producer: Cocteau Twins, John Fryer

Length (mins): 00:37:01

Genres (Music): Dark wave, Gothic rock, Dream pop, Post-punk, Ethereal wave

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Four-Calendar Café... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cocteau Twins Albums of All Time
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1. Know Who You Are at Every Age
2. Evangeline
3. Bluebeard
4. Theft, and Wandering Around Lost
5. Oil of Angels
6. Squeeze-Wax
7. My Truth
8. Essence
9. Summerhead
10. Pu

Release Date: 1993

Label: Capitol Records

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Rock music, Rock and roll, Dream pop

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Garlands is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cocteau Twins Albums of All Time
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1. Blood Bitch
2. Wax and Wane
3. But I'm Not
4. Blind Dumb Deaf
5. Shallow Then Halo
6. The Hollow Men
7. Garlands
8. Grail Overfloweth

Release Date: 1982

Producer: Cocteau Twins, Ivo Watts-Russell

Length (mins): 00:35:27

Genres (Music): Dark wave, Gothic rock, Dream pop, Post-punk, Ethereal wave

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Milk & Kisses is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cocteau Twins Albums of All Time
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1. Violaine
2. Serpentskirt
3. Tishbite
4. Half-Gifts
5. Calfskin Smack
6. Rilkean Heart
7. Ups
8. Eperdu
9. Treasure Hiding
10. Seekers Who Are Lovers

Release Date: 1996

Producer: Cocteau Twins

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Rock music, Dream pop

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