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Lullabies

IT'S a 10!all the songs fit together.I listen to it too much.
written by -------- on May 01, 1999

Me encanta!!! "lullabies" es el disco perfecto para escuchar en un triste y frio dia de invierno, en esos dias en que la depresion no te deja levantarte de la cama..."Feathers Oar Blades" es sexualmente pervertida y dulcemente esquizofrénica, tanto así que ha veces tengo la necesidad de escucharla hasta para ir a comprar. Ese hipnótico "lalalalalala" me produce ganas de gritar de puro placer. "Alas Dies Laughing" tiene el encanto de la obscuridad mezclada con la obsesión del sufrimiento. Es como volver a los días mas sombrios de la edad media. "...Ark Lark" es absolutamente gótica. Despues de escucharla me pregunto si vale la pena seguir viendo MTV.
written by Sxx (jjunior@hotmail.com ) on April 12, 1999

'Lullabies' gives you the gothic 'Garlands' sound in concentrated form with no blissed-out jamming to smooth things over. And as such, it has even more impact. And, as such, it might be even more essential. I don't think `Ark Lark' goes on too long - it has a certain cumulative power, the end is as dizzying as `Musette and Drums'. (`Grail Overfloweth' is the one that might be overlong, surely). Further evidence that even if they hadn't developed into something totally unique in from '84 onwards, they could've been an awesome goth band. I always wonder why `Feathers Oar Blades' is never played at goth clubs - `Peppermint Pig' and `Wax and Wane' I've heard, but `Feathers', a certified dancefloor stormer, certainly unique in the Cocteau catalogue. That dissonant `guitar solo' in the middle is one of their sublime moments.
written by matt_constantine on March 28, 1999

kullabies is so scaring...like garlands: cold and sweet in the same time.How wouldn't be one frightened by this mixture of sirens voices and death calls...cocteau twins...
written by Ark Lark on January 26, 1999

Peppermint Pig er en nærmest perfekt oppfølger til Lullabies, men en god del svakere. Disse to platene gir Cocteau Twins ekstra dimensjoner. Selv om forskjellen på utgivelsene er ganske store (Garlands ~ Milk & Kisses), så har det gått veldig naturlig for seg. Kanskje det største spranget finnes nettopp her, og det har nok med at Will Heggie forlot bandet. Det er ingen tvil om at han hadde stor innflytelse og var jo mer en punker i musikalsk forstand enn det Robin var. Det er heller ingen tvil om at begge tittelkuttene er i en klasse for seg. Fylt med kanonriff og upbeat som fan! Disse 2 + In Our Angelhood danner en slags punk-divisjon for seg selv. “la, la, lullabie la, la, lullabie, lullabie, lullabie…”
written by kev on November 19, 1998

The raptureous Feathers-Oar-Blades bouncing in Hinterlands.. Fantastic! Growing up with this EP it didn't sound like much, but now.. So gorgeous-ly different from their lovely laziness of post-Treasure years, and so wistful. This is a mood-phaser, as is Garlands, and all in my hands!
written by mizan (rotarot@yahoo.com ) on August 25, 1998

WELL- "All But An Ark Lark" is the ONLY Cocteau Twins song, save for the long version of "Sugar Hiccup", where, about halfway through, I find myself saying, "Oh, eNUFF already." Over and over and OVER with the same thing and it just doesn't work for me. Liz's vocals just sound harsh to me, barking almost... Oh, well, I do like "Feathers Oar-Blades", with the hypnotic "lalalalalalalalala"... though, I think they do this thing better with "Because Of Whirljack" on SUNBURST AND SNOWBLIND. LULLABIES isn't a favorite of mine.
written by warren j. g. mianecke (wmianecke@mag.rochester.edu ) on April 20, 1998

'All But an Ark-Lark' is the best track on the best piece of vinyl ever released by anyone. No question about it - sheer chaotic/melodic/raucous/angelic bliss. It's a pity it's so short....
written by Philip O'Toole (philip.otoole@btinternet.com ) on September 06, 1997

The kind of blur the Twins' create is fabulous on this early EP. "Feathers-Oar-Blades", like its title, somehow manages to be both furious and teasing. While friends of mine howl that it sounds too fucking much like a Pat Benetar song, I will admit to doing dance aerobics to "Feathers . . " every so often. (Am I weird? Besides, the whole LP sounds "more like" early The Cure and Joy Division.) There are neat dark echoes of Garlands on Lullabies, as well as a periodic preview CRASH! of that immense-wall-of-sound sound that Robin was going to get good at very soon. Even if that's all written down to consciousness though, some of the chord changes in "Alas Dies Laughing" and "It's All But An Ark Lark" make me go fucking crazy! Like bugging my eyeballs all out and vibrating like a Tickle-Me Elmo.
written by lark saturn (timmyr@hotmail.com ) on January 26, 1997

This the essential Twins EP. Let the epic grandeur of "Ark-Lark" sweep you into the swirling, razor-blade guitar screaming,banshee wailing world of Pre-Treasure Twins. The perfect companion to "Head over Heels"
written by SCOTTY (bghvn@hotmail.com ) on December 07, 1996

I like the Cocteau Twins verry much. I want to now more of theres but I can't wreate in english. I trai but I now that they don't anderstand me. O.K Good by.
written by Anita Srepel (karsten@interaccess.cl ) on November 29, 1996