Cocteau Twins - Garlands
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1982 Ratings: #128 / 141
User Score
Based on 84 ratings
1982 Ratings: #33
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September 1, 1982 / Release Date
LP / Format
4AD / Label
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A bit raw and not their best work, but there is a lot of potential in it
FAV: But I'm Not, Blind Dumb Deaf, Shallow Then Halo, Garlands
Least FAV: Grail Overfloweth
Yeah...nothing to see here. This is a band without much of an identity producing some uninteresting Gothic Rock. The instrumentals sound incredibly touched-up, the chord changes lack any kind of punch and, in general, this album has no energy. The instrumental layering concepts of this album are not bad, but, all the same, are not memorable. As I listen to this album, I feel like I’m gearing up to listen to a Cure, Siouxsie, or Bauhaus record because listening to this bland take on Gothic ... read more
Good mix of post punk and ghotic music. Every track has an interesting idea. But they wasn't fully disclosed.
Very dark, gothic, and experimental, yet so dull and uninteresting. Nothing in Garlands makes me want to go back to it. At least they'd go on to make some of the best dream-pop records in existence.
Disco promedio de post-punk, un genero musical que personalmente me encanta.
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Track List

  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
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Added on: May 9, 2013