Spirit Of Eden (album) by Talk Talk

Spirit Of Eden
Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk (1988)
Overall rank: 169th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 5 albums of 1988 (3rd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1980s (20th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (169th)

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

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-Spirit Of EdenLaughing Stock

Members who like this album also like: Loveless by My Bloody Valentine, Laughing Stock by Talk Talk and Doolittle by Pixies.

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From PinkZeppelin 27 hours ago
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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From arthur237 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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From santropez 03/09/2019 15:17
Favourite track: "The Rainbow"
Least-liked track: "Wealth"
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From Deckiller 02/07/2019 04:49
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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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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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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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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Best Albums of 1988
1. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
2. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
3. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
4. It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back by Public Enemy
5. ...And Justice For All by Metallica
6. Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A
7. Tracy Chapman by Tracy Chapman
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11. Green by R.E.M.
12. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son by Iron Maiden
13. I'm Your Man by Leonard Cohen
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15. The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 by The Traveling Wilburys
16. Rattle And Hum by U2
17. Surfer Rosa & Come On Pilgrim by Pixies
18. Fisherman's Blues by The Waterboys
19. Viva Hate by Morrissey
20. 16 Lovers Lane by The Go-Betweens


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