Heaven or Las Vegas

Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1990 Ratings: #82 / 362
User Score
1990 Ratings: #1
Liked by 866 people
September 17, 1990 / Release Date
LP / Format
4AD / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Deciding to scale back the overly pretty sound on Blue Bell Knoll while experimenting with more accessibility -- -- the Twins ended up creating their best album since Treasure.

80
Rolling Stone

The Cocteaus ground their soft-focus soundscapes with low-key, bass-driven rhythm tracks, a strategy that nicely enhances the music's appeal.

80
Q Magazine
This warm bath of a record is a sensual invitation to wallow in an opiate haze of drifting melody.
67
Entertainment Weekly

The album does have Vegas-like pop hooks and rhythms floating inconclusively through the songs. But that just makes the proceedings — with singer Liz Fraser’s pillowy voice swaddled in echo — sound even more appealing.

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.

Tielur
95

Letting this album play over and over again while walking around your neighborhead at 12am is something otherworldly and I highly advise it. Cocteau Twins provide some of the most lush and thought provoking dream pop, and yes I still have no idea what Elizabeth is saying, and to be honest I'd rather not know just to keep my mind running.

marvelgaryen
100

IT'S OFFICIAL, my ears just got baptized.

ryanltt
93

Finally getting around to reviewing this album. Spotify has recommended me nearly every song in here and I've liked about half of them. Very essential etheral dream pop album. Also a very essential shoegaze album (looks like a controversial take on this website. Lol). Just a nice listen from front to back. No idea what the lyrics are for most of the songs though.

Track Ratings:
Cherry-Coloured Funk: 95
Pitch the Baby: 90
Iceblink Luck: 90
Fifty-Fifty Clown: 85
Heaven or Las Vegas: 100
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RaphRates
95

Makes me want to hold hands while walking in a park in the late fall while this LP plays from my airpods. No direction, cold as hell, scarves, beanies. The only warmth that you'll get is of your partner's embrace, Elizabeth Fraser's discernable yet dreamy vocals, and the ethereal guitar riffs pumping into your ears.

Tberry
90

Fuckers stole from the weeknd

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