In one of many new directions for the band, the Cocteau Twins' 'Treasure' album pointed to a more accessible approach. This can easily be detected in its first song; where 'Ivo' begins with a rumbling, threatening bass which then explodes into a mighty chorus featuring an unusual vocal from Liz Frazer that can be best described as the yelp of a small, excitable dog. It's a great song but perfection is achieved on 'Lorelei', a mixture of chimes and - once again - that rumbling bass are offset by the versatility of Frazer's range; child-like whispers on the verses and then unhinged, throaty warbling for the chorus. It looked as if the Cocteau Twins had developed their extraordinary talents into a commercial vision for the future and Robin Guthrie's angry guitar stylings on 'Persephone' and the lullaby/chill-out wonders of 'Pandora' laid the path for a second - yet even more varied - classic album in a row. Sadly, the second half of 'Treasure' is a disappointment: the pretty but insubstantial 'Aloysius', the overuse of drum machines swamps both 'Otterley' and 'Cicely' and the supposed barnstorming finale - a trick used on many of their future albums - fails to re-ignite the fire of the first half. Strangely this is often viewed as the Cocteau Twins' most impressive album but it takes more than four great tracks to make for a great album.