Stop Making Sense (live soundtrack album) by Talking Heads
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The best album by Talking Heads is Remain In Light which is ranked number 29 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 34,004.
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.7/100, a mean average of 82.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.6.
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One of my favourite live records, and the accompanying film is a must watch
Please listen to the special edition, the original release is out of order and missing some of the best tracks.
The definitive versions of some of the Head's best songs. In terms of visual experience, easily the best concert film of all time.
Before this album, I had never encountered a live album I liked. But this is so well put together it immediately became one of my all time favorites, and has remained as such ever since.
Experiencing a record album the way an artist/producer arranges it is a gift from art. Personally, I love albums, but I love live music even more. And most live performances are compilations of songs and stories and themes from different albums. That being said, this is the best live concert video I have ever seen. Maybe my opinion of a video should not be transferred to a soundtrack CD; but I cannot hear the soundtrack without seeing the video in my mind. After all, isn't what music does to your heart and soul and mind what counts?
I lived off this as my only Talking Heads album for years. Don't know what took me so long to get into their studio albums because this is a brilliant album. Agree that if you like it listen to the extended live album - well worth it
Great tracks, works better as a film, doesn't seem as cohesive audially.
The Special Edition, which includes more live versions, is amazing! I would recommend listening to that one
Stop Making Sense is a stone cold classic and almost perfect from top to bottom , the live versions of these album tracks absolutely spring to life and pop with energy and vigour . I much prefer these live renditions
Viewing the movie is an absolute must and is freely available free on-line , I recently re-watched it for the first time in years and it reminded me what truly remarkable piece of cinematography it is . Byrnes on stage energy has to be seen to be believed
My other recommendation is to check out the full 16 track concert for the definitive SMS listening experience (make sure you skip past The Tom Tom Club bit because it pretty much sucks), the 9 track abridged version whilst totally awesome makes the listener feel short changed as it is over in the blink of an eye
SMS would easily be in my all time top 20 albums were it not for my no live/compilations rule
SMS is timeless and totally breathtaking
Stop Making Sense completely Makes Sense
85/100 ( not 100 / 100 due to Tom Tom club)
I wish they’d release the full album on vinyl it’s frankly the best concert album of all time.
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