Heaven or Las Vegas

Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1990 Ratings: #30 / 295
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Based on 270 ratings
1990 Ratings: #3
September 17, 1990 / Release Date
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4AD / Label
Dream Pop / Genres
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morningsbell
100
You know what?
If you can make something sound epic yet so emotionally personal,
You can take my money.
Is this album perfect? No. But it is one of the most beautiful things I've listened to.
EMR
88
Cocteau Twins carved themselves a very bright spot amidst the countless dream-pop names of the 80s with fantastic records like Head Over Heels or Treasure, but it was on the early 90s that they came out with their absolute masterpiece. Heaven Or Las Vegas saw the group distancing themselves a bit from the puzzlying experiments of Treasure and heading towards a more accessible and straight-forward direction. The songs on this album are extremely well written, exclusively relying on sublime ... read more
zachthesnack
82
Finally gave this thing a shot! I understand why Em hypes it up so much now!

This thing is just super fucking easy to listen to, like you could play it for hours and never get sick of it, but it's not necessarily background music either. The tracks all compliment each other so well, and though I wasn't blown away particularly, I was still thoroughly impressed with them.

Favs: Cherry-Coloured Funk, Fotzepolitic, Frou-Frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires

Least Fav: I Wear Your Ring
92
Nothing in the world sounds like this, no matter how many people have tried to replicate it. This is just ridiculously, insanely gorgeous. It’s like a reward for your ears. And it’s hard to believe that this album is somehow pushing 30 years old, because it doesn’t sound one bit dated. Transcendent.
scott96k
88
Ethereal whooshing
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Track List

  1. Cherry-Coloured Funk
  2. Pitch the Baby
  3. Iceblink Luck
  4. Fifty-Fifty Clown
  5. Heaven or Las Vegas
  6. I Wear Your Ring
  7. Fotzepolitic
  8. Wolf in the Breast
  9. Road, River and Rail
  10. Frou-Frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires
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