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Milk & Kisses [CD]

Cocteau Twins Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (24 July 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,214 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Violaine
2. Serpentskirt
3. Tishbite
4. Half-Gifts
5. Calfskin Smack
6. Rilkean Heart
7. Ups
8. Eperdu
9. Treasure Hiding
10. Seekers Who Are Lovers

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Swan Song 20 Mar 2008
By A. Mee
Format:Audio CD
The nineties had proved to be tumultuous decade for the Cocteau Twins. They began the decade with Heaven or Las Vegas, the band's most commercially successful album. The then left the 4AD label, Fraser and Guthrie's relationship fell apart, Fraser went through a nervous breakdown and Guthrie's drug problems came to a head. As a result of this Four Calendar Café was a quiet, intimate record; perhaps reflecting Fraser's bruised psyche. The band were still reeling from these changes, problems and revelations in 1995 when the band began work on what would prove to be their final album, Milk and Kisses.

The album's opener Violaine is unrepresentative of the rest of the album. It may have been a reaction to the success of band's like My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive, whose music owed so much to the Cocteau's innovations in the eighties. The rest of the album was much more low key, and much closer to the material on Four Calendar Café, except that Milk and Kisses lacks prominent acoustic guitar. This album may be the most elegant and restrained of the band's catalogue.

In common with Heaven or Las Vegas and Four Calendar Café, Liz Fraser's lyrics are somewhat intelligible on this album. However, her greatest contribution is, as always her swooning, impressionistic melodies. Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde really shine on Milk and Kisses too, their guitars sparkle and shimmer. I must go against the general consensus and state that the strongest material on this album is on the second half. Eperdu is gentle and atmospheric, certainly one of the most beatiful moments on any Cocteau Twins album. Album closer Seekers Who Are Lovers is the song on which Robin Guthrie pulls out all of the stops, layering atmospheric guitar parts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Their masterpiece 15 May 2009
Format:Audio CD
I actually think this is their greatest moment, Liz Fraser is 1 of the greatest singers in human history and never sounded better. Genius.
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5.0 out of 5 stars COCTEAU TWINS FOREVER AND EVER 8 Mar 2001
Format:Audio CD
Too many false statements above: this is no way related to New age, this CD does not sound like early Cocteau era at all, Four calendar cafe was no mainstream bid, ... These critics must have been overdosing with Pulp or rehabbing inside the Oasis for a while I guess. Milk and kisses is another superb Cocteau Twins CD within their own unique direction, but at least for me it was suspiciously too similar to their previous Four calendar cafe. They probably released the very impressive accoustic and techno-ambient EPs right before this release so that we could not notice the continuity that much. Twinlights showed us a Liz more close to Nina Simone as ever, the Half gifts version ends very much like I get a long without you very well by heavenly black voice; also the Violaine remix by Mark Clifford on Otherness is a milestone in Cocteau twins discography, the redoing is just so amazing you just want a whole Cocteau twins CD sounding just like that. As for the Milk and kisses CD Tishbite in parts reminds me of Bluebird, Treasure hiding reminds me too much of Pur... There are precious moments though, Serpenskirt, Ups or Seekers who are lovers are among the best and most underrated pop songs of the nineties for sure. Even if I think Four calendar cafe is a more accomplished and a really move forward work, this is by far superior to the average pop CD of last century, so five hundred stars just for that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks Elizabeth, Robin & Co 1 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD
This final album from the Cocteaus has a claim to being their best ever. The tracks are all melodically strong and Liz's vocals are just ethereally wonderful here. Treasure Hiding and Seekers Who Are Lovers are just the perfect ending to a wonderful album and career. I have all their releases and this one is the one Cocteau album I generally reach for when I'm in the mood for an alternative, dream pop fix, along with Slowdive's "Souvlaki", Mira's "Apart", Love Spirals Downwards' "Temporal", and The Single Gun Theory's "Flow, River Of My Soul."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing and emotional music. 27 Aug 2013
By Jude
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is such an emotional CD, and relaxing too. It would be good to listen to this with a romantic partner and melt away!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cocteau Twins 19 Mar 2013
By Bryan
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
Cocteau twins at their stunning best. If you've never heard the voice of an angel, well now's your chance. Just buy it!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true return to form 25 Nov 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I am pretty much in agreement with the Amazon reviewer on this one. In its over-all blandness, 'Four-Calendar Cafe' veered dangerously close to sinking into the deep waters of the MOR-sea and drowning; and whilst 'Milk & Kisses' is, as another reviewer commented, distinct from earlier efforts (in that it is it no mere rehash of past glories), it is truly a return to form. The loud guitars swirl and soar, as do Fraser's unrestrained and other-worldly vocals (yep, a cliche, I know, but her voice is unique and is show-cased in fine form here); the polite trilling, tame lullabies and mainstream pretensions which plagued 'Four-Calendar' are definitely eschewed in favour of heavy-reverb and multi-track heaven!
Naturally, there are one or two vaguely dodgy moments - e.g. the cheesy radio-friendly guitar on 'Calfskin Smack' has me in mind of Phil Collins or Celine Dion (?!) for some reason (despite this it still manages to sound okay) - but there are plentiful gems to make up for this. The jewel in the crown is undoubtedly 'Serpentskirt', a moody and beautiful affair, goose-pimple-inducing in the way only a Cocteau's song can be - definitely one of their all-time best.
Oh and yes, "Treasure Hiding" is VERY similar to "Pur", although to me that can only be a good thing as the latter was my favourite track on "Four-Calendar". Wonder why ...? :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars ...their finest hour
Paradoxically, it's easy to see why one could both love and dislike Liz Frazer's vocal sounds - For me, it's very much about everything that marries up so perfectly to make the... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Andrew Ward
5.0 out of 5 stars Their 3rd best
While writing this review I am actually listening to this album, and in my view this is there third best behind Heavan or Las Vegas and Tresure. Read more
Published on 7 April 2010 by Stephen
5.0 out of 5 stars tishbite-its my tag and its on here too-classic cocteaus
so good-another classic cocteaus offering-i adore the track tishbite-its even my tag-not quite as easy to like as their earlier offerings like treasure,blue bell knoll,victorialand... Read more
Published on 16 July 2009 by mean mr mustard
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes; the same and better
Very little needs to be said. You either get this or you don't. IMHO this should be available on the NHS. Read more
Published on 29 April 2008 by Michael Ashton
5.0 out of 5 stars swansong
Stop fecking around, as swansongs go, this is DELICIOUS. My soul soars with every beat, there is no price I can put on this! Read more
Published on 9 Dec 2005 by jimgarr (fan extraordinaire IRL)
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a dissapointment
I have only recently discovered the Cocteau Twins, and my first CDs were Heaven or Las Vegas (fantastic), Blue Bell Knoll (almost as good) and this one - Milk & Kisses, which I... Read more
Published on 28 Oct 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Golden vein is the one Liz sings very much...
It's Golden vein on the twinlights EP when Liz sings very much like Nina Simone, not on the accoustic version of Half gifts. Read more
Published on 8 Mar 2001 by A. REY
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