Sunday, August 21, 2016
Cocteau Twins - Four-Calendar Cafe - 1993
There were quite a few good songs on this album, though. Obviously, my favorite was Bluebeard, a pure pophook wonder. For me, it harkens to Karen Carpenter in melody and performance. A very special song.
This album has a special place in my heart, as it came out the same time my wife and I started dating. When I listen to it, it reminds me of the days that we first shared with each other. Her and I have a couple albums like this, in fact, but this one pulls specific memories that I love. I remember listening to it one time when she was driving me to class at the University in the winter time. Freezing outside, but her love kept me warm inside.
I've included the two tracks from the Snow single, along with the b-sides from the singles and the acoustic Bluebeard track (yuck). I changed up the color of the cover to give it some more contrast, and make it look a little less muddled. Of all the CT cover designs that they released, this one is my least favorite.