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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: 179th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 622 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1988 (3rd)
Top 50 albums of the 1980s (21st)
Top 200 albums of all time (179th)

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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 (179th) 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 (162 votes)
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2.Track pickEden
 89/100 (150 votes)
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3.Desire
 88/100 (140 votes)
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4.Inheritance
 86/100 (131 votes)
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5.Track pickI Believe In You
 89/100 (141 votes)
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6.Wealth
 87/100 (124 votes)
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Spirit Of Eden rankings

Spirit Of Eden ratings

Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 622 votes)
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80/100
5 days ago
79/100
 
75/100
11/15/2017 20:01
78/100
 
90/100
11/15/2017 09:59
76/100
 
85/100
11/13/2017 10:18
81/100
 
75/100
11/06/2017 17:56
78/100

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100/100
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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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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100/100
From F1Aaron 04/11/2017 01:36
The difficult thing for me about this album is describing the genre(s) on this album (and Laughing Stock). You can draw lines to Art Rock, Post-Rock, Ambient, or even Jazz but that still isn't enough to justify the sound of the record.
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Rating:  
90/100
From BillyBibbit 03/28/2017 15:03
I played this album while driving in public transport. It was nice and sunny day. At some point tears started gathering around my eyes. I turned to the window and stealthily wipe them off while thinking what an amazing album I was listening.
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Rating:  
70/100
From Drzozzy 02/12/2017 11:24
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85/100
From JoaoMoreira 01/11/2017 05:39
What can I say that hasn't been said yet. This is truly a work of art that comes from a place of absolute inspiration. The arrangements are perfect.
It's part of that podium where Dark Side of the Moon and A Love Supreme are, without any question.
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From NoeSSS 07/25/2016 00:09
The real birth of post-rock.
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