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Of the many subgenres that came out of the 80’s, Dream Pop was the basic merging of Ambient sounds with Post Punk. The Scottish group, Cocteau Twins was one of the first to be associated with that genre and as such created atmospheric music that was stylish and hypnotic. Their Dream Pop style that they perfected would prove to be one of their more influential subgenres of 80’s Alternative music and has been credited with inspiring the Shoegazing sound of the early 90’s. Like others on this list, their influence did not translate into the United States, and as such enshrinement is not even a remote possibility.




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Eligible Since:



Country of Origin:

United Kingdom (Grangemouth, Scotland)


Nominated In:



NIHOF’s Favorite Album:

Treasure (1984)


NIHOF’s Favorite Song:

Cherry Colored Funk (From Heaven or Las Vegas, 1990)

Should the Cocteau Twins be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 50%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 12.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 37.5%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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