Artist: Elizabeth Fraser for This Mortal Coil
Album: It'll End in Tears, 4AD (1984)
Tags: goth, gothic, dream pop, ethereal, alternative, dark, my gang rotw
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When I was at school, I got in the habit of borrowing cassette tapes from the library for 10p a week. I pretty much started at one end and worked my way across the shelves, nabbing new releases as they came in. This is how I heard what I consider to be a modern essential - This Mortal Coil - It'll End in Tears.
It was the cover that caught my attention first. Have a look:
What kind of music is all misty mysterious, punky and a bit old-fashioned at the same time?
I can't remember my first listen but I can the next day. Maybe that was the first listen. It was a Sunday evening, already dark out, the lamps were on and the curtains drawn in our upstairs bedroom. …