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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: 177th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 698 votes)
  Ratings distribution
Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1988 (3rd)
Top 50 albums of the 1980s (21st)
Top 200 albums of all time (177th)

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Talk Talk bestography

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

Talk Talk album bestography « Higher ranked This album (177th) Lower ranked (215th) »
-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 (183 votes)
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2.Track pickEden
 89/100 (168 votes)
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3.Desire
 87/100 (155 votes)
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4.Inheritance
 85/100 (146 votes)
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5.Track pickI Believe In You
 89/100 (161 votes)
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6.Wealth
 86/100 (140 votes)
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Spirit Of Eden rankings

Spirit Of Eden ratings

Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 698 votes)
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80/100
42 hours ago
79/100
 
100/100
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88/100
 
90/100
10/16/2018 17:29
76/100
 
80/100
10/14/2018 02:34
85/100
 
85/100
10/06/2018 22:08
79/100

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80/100
From NCanon 10/17/2018 21:19
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
From Junomoogmello 04/01/2018 16:15
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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From JulianR 03/28/2018 06:59
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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From Goliath 02/14/2018 11:46
Clever and different, but it's just too sparse for me. Give me Colour of Spring any day.
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70/100
From Vinngyr 12/10/2017 23:08
my first time hearing this album. Not so bad, but very complex lyrics and experimental instrumentals.
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From badger 08/31/2017 16:09
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
From JulianR 08/10/2017 20:16
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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From Krister75 08/09/2017 20:43
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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From WJA 06/23/2017 07:35
As this is the album that required the guts to step away from commercial succes I consider this one to be the better one of the pair Spirit of Eden/Laughing Stock. What a beautiful music!
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From Aziraphale 05/27/2017 21:52
Should be in all dictionary's; under "Beautiful".
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