When it comes to otherwordly and blissful alternative pop, Cocteau Twins remain unmatched. The swirling wall of sound matched with Elisabeth Fraser's soaring range - at times childlike and/or angelic, sets them in a world of their own. Treasure, as critic Chris Jones writes, is where the Cocteau Twins first got it 100 percent right.
The band returned to being a trio in 1984 with bass guitarist Simon Raymonde joining their ranks in time for their third album, Treasure. With the release of this album, the band settled on what would, from then on, be their primary lineup. Produced by guitarist Robin Guthrie and featuring tracks 'Lorelei', 'Ivo' and 'Persephone', Treasure is often celebrated as one of the band's finest works. The influence of the album is far reaching, paving the way for the dream pop of bands like Sigur Rós and Beach House.
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