True Stories (album) by Talking Heads

True Stories
True Stories by Talking Heads (1986)
Overall rank: 5,086th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
68/100 (from 171 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1986 (76th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (766th)
Award Best albums of all time (5,086th)
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Original 1986 UK Talking Heads True Stories Near Mint+
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Time left: 2h 8m 49s
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Talking Heads True Stories Cassette Tape ~ Ships Free
Condition: Good
Time left: 7h 30m 37s
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TALKING HEADS - True Stories (Cassette) 9 Tracks - EMI - 1986
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 7h 49m 36s
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Talking Heads bestography

True Stories is ranked 10th best out of 15 albums by Talking Heads on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Talking Heads is Remain In Light which is ranked number 30 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 34,544.

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True Stories track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 78 (24 votes)Comments: 0
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Average Rating: 
68/100 (from 171 votes)
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This album has a mean average rating of 67.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 67.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.9.

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70/100
From lowdon 05/22/2018 23:27
Even though it starts with a few weak songs, True Stories really starts showing how good it is from the middle to the end, starting with Wild Wild Life. This second part is definitely worth revisiting.
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From Kiki 03/19/2015 00:07
I like the song Wild Wild Life a lot! This album sounds like Talking Heads making music Sparks made in the 1980s. Slightness of both In Outer Space and Angst in My Pants here.
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From nutso42 12/13/2013 02:44
Obviously not their best, but still chock full of great songs.
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From lightmyway 05/15/2012 02:12
This isn't a disaster or anything but it's not at the same level as Little Creatures, no way.
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