Talking Heads: 77 (studio album) by Talking Heads

Talking Heads: 77 by Talking Heads
Year: 1977
Overall rank: 486th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 796 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1977 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (114th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (486th)
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Talking Heads: 77 is ranked 5th best out of 15 albums by Talking Heads on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Talking Heads is Remain In Light which is ranked number 29 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 33,749.

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82/100 (from 796 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.9/100, a mean average of 81.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.9.

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90/100
From 05/09/2022 14:47
Great debut for Talking Heads, lyrics are insane and instrumentals are mostly great, but it's not a perfect record: Happy Day and Who Is It? could be thrown away.
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From 03/24/2022 22:31
Great Debut album from a fine band.
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From 09/08/2021 16:47
catchphrases thumpy thump he can't sing too bad new wave
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From 02/23/2021 00:09
I apologise to everyone on behalf of the last reviewers overly-long, rambling, boring comment about other bands.
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From 10/31/2020 02:17
Great album, god awful album cover
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80/100
From 08/28/2019 18:48
An interesting and funky album. A very cohesive album tied together by the band's unity and a general aesthetic of absurdity. The songwriting is exceptionally creative and the music can be held to the same standard for most of the album. The lyrics can get a little distracting at times and the instrumentation is a little lacking at points. My favorite songs are "Who Is It?" and "The Book I Read".
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From 07/23/2019 18:49
Favorite Tracks:The Book I Read, Don't Worry About The Government
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From 06/28/2019 15:37
85/100

An opening decent debut album for one of the best bands all time
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From 06/20/2019 20:38
Good start to a really good band.
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Best Albums of 1977
1. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
2. Animals by Pink Floyd
3. Marquee Moon by Television
4. Low by David Bowie
5. Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols by Sex Pistols
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