Spirit Of Eden (studio album) by Talk Talk

Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 147th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 886 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1988 (3rd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1980s (19th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (147th)
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Spirit Of Eden is ranked as the best album by Talk Talk.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 87 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 886 votes)
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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 84.0/100, a mean average of 83.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.2.

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80/100
From 04/03/2021 17:43
Não é um álbum de fácil assimilação, mas a paisagem sonora é incrível!
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From 03/31/2021 11:17
ALL SONGS ARE MY FAV. TRACKS!
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From 01/24/2021 15:28
So ahead of their time. They were postrock before anyone had thought of that label. Far away from their pop chart material. This one blew me away when I first heard it.
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75/100
From 01/12/2021 21:22
If Eden sounds anything like that, it must be a beautiful place.
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95/100
From 06/23/2020 20:10
Spirit of Eden has a heart of jazz with the brain and tendencies of art rock. It's continuous twists and turns genuinely had me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was listening to this album. I don't much care for Mark Hollis's voice, but the emphasis is most definitely on the music on this album. This album's influence is still ever present on music today. Spirit of Eden has proved it can stand the test of time.
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80/100
From 06/09/2020 14:56
Was surprised to see this one ranked as their best, but still incredible (my personal 2nd favorite by them)
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From 05/14/2020 11:30
At its best, superb. Occasionally it drifts a little, but I can forgive it that. Creative, and at times quite beautiful.
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100/100
From 12/22/2019 12:55
One of the standout mind-blowing albums I've listened to. Helped create the post-rock genre and influenced countless others.

10/10
Favorite track: The Rainbow
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95/100
From 09/22/2019 14:39
Sitting down in a dark room and listening to this with headphones is always an amazing experience. I was blown away the first time I listened to this, and it's only gotten better since.
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90/100
From 07/20/2019 11:46
I have so much respect for bands or artists which morph their sound throughout their career. Like many of the greats, the beatles, radiohead ect, Talk Talk also achieve this. in Spirit of Eden the band drops pop structures and creates a unique piece of art which lives up to its name.

You encounter a kind of mystical spirit through the dynamic instrumental and vague vocal elements, leaving you feeling moved in a way which you can never quite forget and is replicated in their other masterpiece Laughing Stock.
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