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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: 178th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 583 votes)
  Ratings distribution
Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1988 (3rd)
Top 50 albums of the 1980s (21st)
Top 200 albums of all time (178th)

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Talk Talk CD album (CDLP) Spirit Of Eden UK RETALK103 EMI 1997
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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 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 (154 votes)
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2.Track pickEden
 89/100 (142 votes)
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3.Desire
 87/100 (133 votes)
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4.Inheritance
 85/100 (125 votes)
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5.Track pickI Believe In You
 89/100 (134 votes)
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6.Wealth
 86/100 (118 votes)
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Spirit Of Eden rankings

Spirit Of Eden ratings

Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 583 votes)
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90/100
3 days ago
76/100
 
100/100
4 days ago
92/100
 
90/100
07/15/2017 02:31
78/100
 
80/100
07/12/2017 17:14
80/100
 
95/100
07/06/2017 18:55
75/100

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100/100
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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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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70/100
From Drzozzy 02/12/2017 11:24
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Rating:  
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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100/100
From NoeSSS 07/25/2016 00:09
The real birth of post-rock.
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90/100
From garycottier 06/01/2016 20:51
A slow burner of an album that grows on you more and more with each listen. Spirit of Eden, is an incredibly intimate LP that moves along in it's own sweet time. Each track reveals something more as the layers of the record slowly peel away. Beautifully paced and wonderfully executed, spirit of Eden, is surely Talk Talk's finest moment.
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95/100
From zeb 05/11/2016 10:29
really jazzy and chill album with very good instrumentation
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85/100
From Imaybeparanoid 12/22/2015 19:39
One of the finest records of his decade.
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