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Fuck the talking heads you hear and see on a daily basis in the media. Let's discuss the only Talking Heads worth your time.
Everyone's allowed a dud right? At least this album has "Radio Head", a track that would be influential to a successful worldwide act in the future.
"We're on a road to nowhere." Look at that! It's David Byrne accurately predicting the future.
A pretty meaningful last hurrah for the group. It's still their tongue in cheek, sarcastic, nearly bitter art tunes mixed with a lot of latin influence Byrne was really into at the time. "(Nothing But) Flowers" was their best song since 1983.
More Songs About Buildings and Food
A slight sophomore slump between the debut and Fear Of Music. It's has the same approach as both of those records, but doesn't hit the listener directly like those two do. "Take Me To The River" is an extremely memorable cover and deserves your attention first.
Talking Heads: 77
The album that started it all. Hell, for all I know this album could have been recorded at CBGB. It just has an authentic risky yet questioning drive about it. All the songs are great and there's even a few that have reached classic status with time. It's just missing the confidence Byrne and company would settle into a few records later.
Speaking in Tongues
If Talking Heads put out an album you could really dance to in their career, well, this is it. This shit is the funkiest white people can get. The electronic samples, drums, and other percussion are the highlights. They had not, and would not, release an album that was as much fun as this one. "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)" is also a contender for the most sincere love song of all time and ends the album on a relaxing note after the dance party.
Fear Of Music
Fear Of Music is the bleakest Talking Heads record. Dark humor, talk of war and the destruction of society, worsening pollution, and substance abuse make up the lyrical content of the third trip through the band's psyche. I highly recommend listening to "Drugs" on repeat late at night as you're questioning your existence.
Remain in Light
Did you expect anything else from me? This was it. The most experimental and world-influenced the band would become. The last record Eno produced and co-wrote with the band. The last record where Adrian Belew contributed before moving onto the next project, King Crimson. The work and collaborations just came together perfectly here. Short length and only eight tracks are the only flaw here. Go listen! It's all the same as it ever was.
|It's been awhile since I've contributed something of substance around these parts so here you go!|
|one of the best bands ever yeah. I've always loved how happy 77 is. 2 and 1 might be tied for me it really depends on the day|
|77 is happy. Again I think a lot of is them finding their footing and just going with their ever-increasing success at the time.|
|legendary band. 1 and 2 are perfect. still need to hear Speaking in Tongues and onward tho |
|idk theres only one song that i think is below par in it. i really appreciate how stripped down it is, especially when you compare it to REL and FOM, which are definitely not stripped back. def my 3rd favorite|
|take a look at these|
|the hands of a government man|
|Switch 4 and 5 and I'm on board, bae.|
|Oh. I'd switch 8 and 7 too, but I won't fight you over that.|
|1/2 > 5 > 3 > 4 > 7 > 8 > 6|
In my opinion :)
|Naked under the other two? No way.|
|I don't like most of Naked or True Stories at all, but "Papa Legba" still slays anything on Naked |
and I like Little Creatures considerably honestly... "Television Man" is a discography highlight
|swap Naked with True Stories and i'm completely on board with your ranking|
i'd also slot Stop Making Sense between Remain in Light and Fear of Music
|wildwildlife guest......worthy of the mention song is tits|
|Great band 77 is one of the best albums ever made|
|letting the days go by|