Thursday, March 06, 2008

The Cocteau Twins

I've been in denial too long. I hardly ever listen to the Cocteau Twins these days and yet they are, in many ways, my favourite band. A friend came round tonight and said "have you got any Cocteau Twins?" I said, yes, but couldn't find them for a while then I realised I'd actually got a "Cocteau Twins Box" which was basically a record case featuring just Cocteau Twins records and CDs and the damn thing was full! I'm listening to "Victorialand" as I speak and I'm thinking that Cocteau Twins are kind of a higher level to all other music and I'd forgotten this - how stupid have I been? - there's a purity and a beauty about them that is incomparable.... and in this age of comparison, they are the best band ever. My favourite band. Oh god. And I'd forgot how good they were - but more than that I don't know if I can cope with how good they are.... its so "emotional"....

2 comments:

Jim Murdoch said...

Yes, I too used to listen to them far more often than I do now (I've got at least four of their albums). Have you heard of an Icelandic band called Sigur Rós? You might quite appreciate them.

Bournemouth Runner said...

Everyone tells me I ought to listen to Sigur Ros. Perhaps now I'm rediscovering my ethereal side...