The Cocteau Twins are a Scottish dreampop, post-punk band that creates ethereal and enegmatic music. They heavily influenced 80's alternative rock, releasing over 15 albums over their 17 year career and inspiring numerous other 80s alternative groups. While not gaining profound mainstream success, the trio still maintains a faithful cult following. I find them remarkable for their utilizaztion of indistinguishable vocals, swirling guitar and synth, as well as Elizabeth Fraser's powerful voice. I would describe their music as celestial and iridescent, but their songs have a fuzzy, airy sound to them too, almost as if you are soaring in a dream. I had first heard their hit 'Heaven or Las Vegas' many years ago, but didn't start delving into their discography until 2 years ago. Upon hearing 'Frou-frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires', I fell instantly in love again and have been exploring their albums ever since. My favorite songs are Pandora, Lorelie, In Our Angelhood, Fifty-Fifty Clown, Frou-frou foxes, and In The Gold Dust Rush. My favorite albums are 'Heaven or Las Vegas' and 'Head Over Heels'.

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John Maus is an American singer-songwriter and composer celebrated for his eccentric approach to post-punk and synth-pop. His experimental music is reminiscent of the 1980's, widely appealing to revivalists of the decade, who seek a good nostalgia fix with a modern perspective. However, his use of medival chuch modes and echoing vocals gives his songs a fantastical, renaissance-like twist. His work has been described as being 'ecclesiastical dark wave', and I couldn't describe it better myself. Distorted lofi, electric reverberations, Maus' wailing vocals; I want to frollock in a dark cemetary when I listen to his stuff and god help me, someday I will. I first heard his song 'Just Wait Til Next Year', which drew me in immediately, and from then on I have been an avid listener. My favorite songs are 'Bennington', 'Maniac', 'Keep Pushing On' and 'Hey Moon'. My top albums are 'We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves' and 'Love Is Real'.

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Siouxie and the Banshees are a British gothic rock band notable for it's sophisticated, yet unconventional and enchanting music. Hauntingly powerful vocals, tantilizing guitar, memorably dark yet glam aesthetics; what else do you need? Forming from the elusive post-punk movement in the late 70s, the group released music relating to themes of death, serial killers, and tortured love. They became notable figures in the goth scene, not only due to the dark elements of their discography but the bands industrial, experimental drive that contributed to the subcultures development. Of course, it wouldn't be appropriate to gloss of Siouxie Sioux's impact on the bands popularity. Labeled the "Godmother of Goth" by some, the vocalist and front-woman was an enegmatic performer and fashion icon, easily recognizable by her dramatic sharp eye makeup.

Why do I like Siouxie and the Banshees so much? Siouxie's dyanmic and powerful vocal range, as well as how strangely danceable some of the tunes are. My personal favorite songs are "Into the Light", "Head cut", and "Dear Prudence". I also should mention "Spellbound", as it was the first song I ever heard from the band.


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