Talking Heads: 77 (studio album) by Talking Heads

Talking Heads: 77
Talking Heads: 77 by Talking Heads
Year: 1977
Overall rank: 472nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 709 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1977 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (109th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (472nd)
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Talking Heads bestography

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 30 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 35,497.

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82/100 (from 709 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 82.0/100, a mean average of 81.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.8.

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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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From 10/29/2018 22:23
the start of one of the greatest bands of all time
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From 08/20/2018 00:49
I tried to fit this in any movement of It's time. I failed. What is this thing?
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From 04/27/2018 02:48
A few legitimate standouts, but more a dry run for great things to come.
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From 01/28/2018 08:27
Talking Heads:77 BEA Ranked 501 at time of writing January 2017.

I listened to this album twice and its ok but apart from Psycho Killer it lacks several killer tracks the great albums have . The Deluxe Version has 5 extra tracks which are pretty good including an alternate ( and wonderful)Psycho Killer version with different instrumentation and some fresh lyrics.

On a side note in 1979 The Fools released a Psycho Killer parody called "Psycho Chicken" & as a lad I actually owned the 7'inch single of "Psycho Chicken " (I don't remember buying it , but I had it ) . Any how at the time I had no idea it was a Talking Heads parody & thought it was a totally cool / funny track ! . It was yeeeeeeaaaars later I discovered the truth . LOL my 1st Talking Heads experience Psycho Chicken .
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From 11/18/2017 13:12
Legendary and influential.
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From 04/04/2017 16:25
My favourite Talking Heads album.
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2. Animals by Pink Floyd
3. Marquee Moon by Television
4. Low by David Bowie
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