Chosen by: Stuart Murdoch, Belle And Sebastian

There was a joylessness and obtuseness to a lot of ‘independent’ ’80s music, and you couldn’t get more obtuse than the Cocteaus. Heaven knows what their mission was. For me, the perfect time to listen to them is when I’ve been up all night talking about books and the possibilities of reincarnation. Then I stagger home and drift off listening to ‘Victorialand’.

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