Spirit Of Eden (studio album) by Talk Talk

Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 138th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 925 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1988 (3rd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1980s (18th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (138th)
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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 925 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 83.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.3.

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80/100
From 08/31/2022 03:47
Solid album
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From 07/10/2022 03:07
For me, incredible. Very uncommon; the record company let Hollis basically do what he wanted, and thank god! The Rainbow is just beautiful as an opener. A work of art. truly remarkable. Jazz roots, but so raw in parts. A must!
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From 05/06/2022 09:42
Very interesting and mind soothing.
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90/100
From 03/18/2022 16:29
A band that understands that experimental music should not be strictly experimental. Elements of experimentation, designed within the construct of beautiful, compelling songwriting, is a huge win.

This band must surely be spiritually related to REM.
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From 11/22/2021 17:11
Lo siento. Me parece aburrido si no. Nones para mi
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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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From 01/12/2021 21:22
If Eden sounds anything like that, it must be a beautiful place.
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90/100
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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