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Album of the day (#1294): The Colour Of Spring by Talk Talk


 
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#1 | Posted: 06/10/2014 20:00 | Post subject: Album of the day (#1294): The Colour Of Spring by Talk Talk Reply with quote
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The Colour Of Spring by Talk Talk (View album | Buy this album)

Year: 1986.
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Overall rank: 623
Average rating: 79/100 (from 165 votes).




Tracks:
1. Happiness Is Easy
2. I Don't Believe In You
3. Life's What You Make It
4. April 5th
5. Living In Another World
6. Give It Up
7. Chameleon Day
8. Time It's Time

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#2 | Posted: 06/10/2014 20:05 | Post subject: Reply with quote
This used to be my favourite Talk Talk album for ages, until I really got into Laughing Stock. I still think it's better than Spirit of Eden. It's obviously far more direct and orthodox than either of those two albums, but it manages to meld that over-the-top '80s pop bombast with the organic, flowing feel they later became known for. It's just glorious, despite its title I've always found this album sounds best on a late-summer evening, preferably with a nice Rioja and some hashish. Despite the fact that it's quite grand and majestic, it still feels really sincere and humble. A gem.
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#3 | Posted: 06/10/2014 20:08 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Skinny wrote:
despite its title I've always found this album sounds best on a late-summer evening,


Definitely, or that last unexpected warm sunny day in October.
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For all its pumping '80s drums and a hook so catchy you already know it by the second time around and that guitar noodling and the fact that it sounds almost consciously anthemic to a degree, this is still such an elegant, understated pop song. It's like the fucking anti-Joshua Tree.
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#5 | Posted: 06/10/2014 20:27 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Just mad dope from start to finish. It's still my fave by them, although I haven't listened to this band in quite a while. I mean, deep spiritual shit is nice, catchy pop is nice, but when the catchy pop is also deep and spiritual, it's quite unbeatable, really.
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#6 | Posted: 06/11/2014 04:24 | Post subject: Reply with quote
This is the album that finally shattered the barriers I had up against the sound of '80s pop. As Skinny said, it has that synthetic production style you expect from the pop of that era, yet the final product is anything but. I love it not just for what it is, but also for what it opened my mind up to.
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#7 | Posted: 06/11/2014 04:29 | Post subject: Reply with quote
My buddys cousin left a garbage bag full of old cassettes at our place. Amongst a bunch of Styx tape and feel good audiobooks was this somehow. Diamond in the rough if you will

Oh and duh this album is great and I love it
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#8 | Posted: 06/11/2014 10:21 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Better than Spirit of Eden, not as good Laughing Stock. I love how it strikes the perfect balance between their dancy, synth pop tunes of the early 80s and their post-rock direction - showing hints of some fun experimental moments. Would be in my top 100 for sure if I didn't have an artist limit.
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#9 | Posted: 06/11/2014 13:44 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Great album, #21 in my overall actually. Fact: When I was listening to this album back in the 80's, "friends" were making fun of me... Now I make fun of them... Razz
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#10 | Posted: 06/11/2014 14:48 | Post subject: Reply with quote
NickVolos wrote:
Great album, #21 in my overall actually. Fact: When I was listening to this album back in the 80's, "friends" were making fun of me... Now I make fun of them... Razz


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This album is great. To me, it's a toss up for the second best Talk Talk album.
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