Talking Heads

Album Review 641: Talking Heads – Remain In Light

Jake: 100/100

Tom: 93/100

Verdict: Legendary. If you haven’t listened to Remain in Light, put this at the top of your list.

Overview: Remain in Light has gone down in history as Talking Heads’ magnum opus, and for good reason.  There is no way to truly describe the music on this masterpiece; Talking Heads simply create a new kind of sound by combining their new-wave meets post-punk style with Afro/World beat influences and experimenting the crap out of it.  David Byrne’s haunting vocals belt out stream of consciousness lyrics that give the record eutheral, near-spooky feel.  We firmly believe it is impossible to listen to Remain in Light and not be sucked into the crazy rhythms and complicated layer mixing between the guitars, bass, vocals and drums constantly twisting together.  This album is a classic and needs to be heard and cherished by everyone for the rest of time.

 

Jake’s Track Picks: 

  • 1. Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
  • 2. Crosseyed and Painless
  • 3. The Great Curve
  • 4. Once in a Lifetime
  • 5. Houses in Motion
  • 6. Seen and Not Seen
  • 7. Listening Wind
  • 8. The Overload

Tom’s Track Picks: 

  • 2. Crosseyed and Painless
  • 3. The Great Curve
  • 5. Houses in Motion
  • 7. Listening Wind
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