Iceblink Luck

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"Iceblink Luck"
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Single by Cocteau Twins
from the album Heaven or Las Vegas
Released 27 August 1990
Format CD, 7"
Recorded September Sound, London
Genre Dream pop
Length 3:18
Label 4AD - BADC0011
Writer(s) Cocteau Twins
Producer(s) Cocteau Twins
Cocteau Twins singles chronology
"Iceblink Luck"
1990
"Heaven or Las Vegas"
1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

"Iceblink Luck" is a single by Scottish band Cocteau Twins, released by 4AD Records in August 1990. It was the first single from the Heaven or Las Vegas album and the band's first single to be released in the United States. It was the band's second single to reach the Top 40 in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at No. 38.[2]

Featuring a more accessible, intelligible sound that AllMusic described as "almost a rave-up",[1] the single managed to achieve airplay on the UK's national radio,[3] and the album proved to be the band's highest charting release in the UK.[2]

The song was listed in the musical reference book 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die.[4][5]

Music video[edit]

A promotional video was made for the song, which also received attention on MTV.[6] It begins with a set of swirling bright red lights on a dark background. Elizabeth Fraser appears in black and white singing with her hands behind her back against a backdrop of blue, and the two other band members play their instruments among a mass of bright lights.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Cocteau Twins

  1. "Iceblink Luck" - 3:17
  2. "Mizake the Mizan" - 3:02
  3. "Watchlar" - 3:18

Performers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Heaven Or Las Vegas". allmusic.com. 
  2. ^ a b "Cocteau Twins - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Heaven Or Las Vegas - history". cocteautwins.com. 
  4. ^ "1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die". amazon.co.uk. 
  5. ^ Robert Dimery, 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die (Paperback), page 644
  6. ^ "Heaven Or Las Vegas". cocteautwins.com. 

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