Cocteau Twins Get A Reissue

Pitchfork looks at the reissue of the Cocteau Twins’ album “Blue Bell Knoll” and decides: ‘That album is one of two getting a deluxe vinyl reissue…via 4AD. It’s certainly a pivotal album in their career, but not necessarily one of their best. Did the Cocteau Twins tame some of their wilder elements for American audiences? Or did the prospect of reaching a whole new continent of ears even enter their minds when they recorded these songs? “Blue Bell Knoll” sounds minimalist, workmanlike at times, never quite matching the rapturous invention of Treasure. It’s their airiest, cottoniest album, with an enticing use of space on the production but with hooks that sound oddly restrained.’

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