Heaven or Las Vegas among Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’
- By Rolling Stone Staff
- Rolling Stone
- 22-Sep 2020
Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time was originally published in 2003, with a slight update in 2012.
Here’s what they had to say about Heaven or Las Vegas, which ranks at #245:
“Cocteau Twins were Scot goths who helped invent the dream-pop aesthetic that ruled U.K. indie during the Eighties. Heaven or Las Vegas is their arrestingly beautiful pop peak, despite being released as the band itself was in turmoil, largely brought on by guitarist Robin Guthrie’s drug addiction. Somehow, they created something wholly transporting; Elizabeth Fraser’s celestial soprano works like a vocal Rorschach test, gorgeously floating over Guthrie and Simon Raymonde’s magic-hour instrumentation.”
(NB: Simon is not from Scotland, and Cocteau Twins never thought of themselves as “goths.”)
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