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Stars and Topsoil - A Collection (1982-1990)


Download links and information about Stars and Topsoil - A Collection (1982-1990) by Cocteau Twins. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Jazz, Rock, Dancefloor, Pop, Dance Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 01:12:13 minutes.

Artist: Cocteau Twins
Release date: 2000
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Dancefloor, Pop, Dance Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 18
Duration: 01:12:13
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No. Title Length
1. Blind Dumb Deaf 3:47
2. Sugar Hiccup 3:41
3. My Love Paramour 3:38
4. Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops 4:11
5. Lorelei 3:43
6. Pandora 5:26
7. Aikea-Guinea 3:57
8. Pink Orange Red 4:38
9. Pale Clouded White 4:59
10. Lazy Calm 6:34
11. The Thinner the Air 3:16
12. Orange Appled 2:50
13. Cico Buff 3:46
14. Carolyn's Fingers 3:06
15. Fifty-Fifty Clown 3:11
16. Iceblink Luck 3:18
17. Heaven or Las Vegas 4:55
18. Watchlar 3:17



Long before dreampop was a genre, Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde of the Grangeland, Scotland–based Cocteau Twins were pioneering the sound. These songs chronologically span the Twins' tenure on 4AD before they signed to Fontana/Capitol for 1993’s Four Calendar Café—the album where Fraser first sang in proper English. Before that, her vocal approach focused on creating abstract textures and sounds with her beautiful soprano. “Blind Dumb Deaf” from 1982’s Garlands opens with an immediately decipherable nod to Joy Division’s dark pulsing bass lines and early-'80s Cure. The following “Sugar Hiccup” from 1983’s Head over Heels finds Guthrie and Raymonde moving away from gothy post-punk trappings and exploring new six-string soundscapes, which would be further realized in the gauzy chimes of “Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops” and the seductive “Lorelei.” Victorialand's opening track, “Lazy Calm,” solidified their sound, ushering in an Eno-like ambience under Fraser’s ethereal inflections. The standout songs “Carolyn’s Fingers” and “Heaven or Las Vegas” infused accessible pop melodies.