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Spirit Of Eden (album) by Talk Talk

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Spirit Of Eden
Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk (1988)
Overall rank: 175th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 736 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 1988 (3rd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1980s (20th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (175th)

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Talk Talk bestography

Spirit Of Eden is ranked as the best album by Talk Talk.

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-Spirit Of EdenLaughing Stock

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Spirit Of Eden track list

Overall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 88 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickThe Rainbow
 90/100 (199 votes)
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2.Track pickEden
 89/100 (185 votes)
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3.Desire
 87/100 (167 votes)
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4.Inheritance
 85/100 (159 votes)
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5.Track pickI Believe In You
 89/100 (176 votes)
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6.Wealth
 85/100 (153 votes)
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Spirit Of Eden rankings

Spirit Of Eden ratings

Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 736 votes)
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69/100
 
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90/100
03/16/2019 18:51
84/100

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Rating:  
85/100
Best track: "The Rainbow"
Weakest track: "Wealth"
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Rating:  
90/100
Beautifully creative! I prefer The Colour of Spring on the whole but I can't deny this album's power. I can see why people say this album was a key influence on post-rock: it's an exercise in timbre and texture over form, with intriguing results.
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totally original, stunningly creative and pretty meandering and unmemorable. Cant say that the whole amounts to anything more than a interesting atmosphere but points for being so different and ahead of its time.
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85/100
A complex and beautiful album where the approach with the instrumentation is of 'less is more' and it works. The silences form a part of the whole listening experience. There is more of a 'mood' to this album than 'The Colour of Spring'.
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90/100
Definitely very sparse, and unique enough that it can be hard to get adjusted too, but it well worth the effort. These guys' last two albums are really quite amazing once you fully get them. I think I would put Laughing Stock just a hair ahead, but they are both superb

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80/100
Clever and different, but it's just too sparse for me. Give me Colour of Spring any day.
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70/100
my first time hearing this album. Not so bad, but very complex lyrics and experimental instrumentals.
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From badger
Songs here are more formed than Laughing Stock, it's an easier, more pleasant listen. I find Laughing Stock to be the darker, more troubled of the two while Spirit of Eden is the beautiful, graceful side of the same coin.
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90/100
This is a very interesting and unique sound. It is very ethereal and slow. It seemed to me to be a bit too sparse, but I probably don't have the patience :) I think when I come back to it with hopefully some more jazz knowledge I'll like it more
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This album and Roxy music Avalon is easily one of best albums of the 80,s .Not a record with overated The Cure .The aren 't near this magic soulful record . I can really say there are not many .But Colour of Spring is near
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