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Laughing Stock (album) by Talk Talk 

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Laughing Stock
Laughing Stock by Talk Talk (1991)
Overall rank: 226th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 522 votes)
  Ratings distribution
Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1991 (10th)
Top 100 albums of the 1990s (51st)
Top 500 albums of all time (226th)

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Talk Talk bestography

Laughing Stock is ranked 2nd best out of 13 albums by Talk Talk on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Talk Talk is Spirit Of Eden which is ranked number 184 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 12,225.

Talk Talk album bestography « Higher ranked (184th) This album (226th) Lower ranked (590th) »
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Members who like this album also like: Loveless by My Bloody Valentine, Doolittle by Pixies and Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk.

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Laughing Stock track list

Overall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Myrrhman
 84/100 (100 votes)
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2.Track pickAscension Day
 88/100 (103 votes)
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3.Track pickAfter The Flood
 87/100 (103 votes)
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4.Taphead
 84/100 (96 votes)
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5.Track pickNew Grass
 87/100 (106 votes)
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6.Runeii
 83/100 (94 votes)
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Laughing Stock rankings

Laughing Stock ratings

Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 522 votes)
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Rating:  
75/100
From sethmadsen 05/09/2016 22:48
First listen: Somehow super musically intriguing and boring at the same time.

Probably needs and deserves a re-listen.
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Rating:  
65/100
From GeorgeW49 03/04/2016 15:39
After the first listen, Laughing Stock seems to be composed of pleasant songs that would make nice background music but does not have much of an edge. The songs ultimately lack progression. I do intend to listen to the album again in a different setting to try to appreciate it. The one standout track, in my opinion, was After the Flood.
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Rating:  
85/100
From imimesis 02/06/2016 00:32
A slow-burner, maybe overly jazzy at times, in a way that tries the patience. But repeated listen will reward the patient listener. Put it on with the lights dimmed while sipping merlot or cabernet. You'll be glad you did.
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Rating:  
100/100
From boyd94 01/20/2016 17:22
One of my most truly cherished albums. I have an emotional connection to this album unlike almost any other, I don't like to listen to it very often as it requires so much attention and the associations I make with it can be a little too intense. It feels designed to take you to places you thought you'd forgotten about.
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Rating:  
85/100
From pannkakesangen 08/04/2015 14:43
The last thing I want to hear before I die.
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Rating:  
80/100
From exileonthehell 07/10/2015 21:58
This is good music for good people with good tastes. This deserves more
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Rating:  
95/100
From HoldenM 06/12/2015 09:53
@KGB, hate to break it to you, but THE PARTY'S OVER.
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Rating:  
95/100
From KGB 06/03/2015 16:49
I came late to the party on this one but, oh, how it's sucked me in. I have no words for how great this album is. Mark Hollis was a generational talent.
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Rating:  
90/100
From colonelchibbers 05/20/2015 04:52
Wow, they really grabbed from a lot of influences for this one, but very few of them are distinguishable. It still sounds completely novel. Some think this one might be overly intellectual and whatnot but there are really moments of great beauty. After the Flood for example.
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85/100
From Rufus 05/15/2015 23:19
So difficult to describe the record; emotional? original? ethereal? How about all of that and more. Just epic
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