Cocteau Twins
Head Over Heels


4.0
excellent

Review

by Steve Firth USER (4 Reviews)
April 25th, 2010 | 9 replies


Release Date: 1983 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A monument to dreams

This album to me is quite simply the glorification of dreams, an audible, tangible reminder that there is a wonderful world without limitation just forty winks away that can defy description but for the lasting remnants of awe as you wake. 'When Mama Was Moth' is the perfect opener, snares crash like seething waves against the rocks where the siren lies, her hauntingly majestic song rising above the whirling froth and lulling you placidly into a sea shimmering with guitar lines. 'Sugar Hiccup' then joyously bobs you up and down in the water as if a baby in the arms of an elated mother, drenched in wistful nostalgia until the thunderous drums stir up a storm in 'Musette and Drums', the heartrending wail of 'Tragedienne' echoing as you drown in an ocean of distortion. You can hardly complain about intelligible lyrics either when the sheer delivery of them makes the bassy slither of 'Multifoiled' all the more sensual and the gleaming guitar chase of 'In the Gold Dust Rush' all the more exalting. A monument to dreams that is lasting the test of time.


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dragonaut
April 25th 2010


62 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Would have given this a 4.5 or even a 5.0 if it weren't for the fact I feel you have to be in the right mood to truly appreciate the music. Fantastic album at high volume though.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
April 26th 2010


31171 Comments


Its a bit small, but ace summary

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dragonaut
April 26th 2010


62 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Cheers, but I always figured why say what I can in a thousand words when I can use a hundred and have it just as (arguably) good. Think I should make them longer and even more detailed?

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
April 26th 2010


31171 Comments


Well its up to you, but there's definitely room to go more in depth

KILL
January 6th 2012


71795 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

great stuff

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WashboardSuds
June 7th 2012


5014 Comments


fuck yeah

Graveyard
August 10th 2012


5733 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

best cocteau twins era

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Funeralopolis
October 31st 2012


11365 Comments


so apparently this is called ethereal wave

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Gard3n
February 15th 2014


285 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I loved this since the first spin. Don't know why nobody seems to know it.



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