Laughing Stock (album) by Talk Talk

Laughing Stock
Laughing Stock by Talk Talk
Year: 1991
Overall rank: 178th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 729 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1991 (8th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (36th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (178th)
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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 146 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 12,358.

Talk Talk album bestography « Higher ranked (146th) This album (178th) Lower ranked (504th) »
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 87 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 729 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 83.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 84.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.1.

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From 05/16/2020 10:58
Another beautiful late Talk Talk album. Maybe not quite up to Spirit of Eden, but probably more varied and broad.
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From 04/20/2020 11:05
Very elegant and beautiful album.
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From 02/06/2020 02:09
First of all, Spirit of Eden is a masterpiece. An achievement way too special to achieve two times in a row.
Laughing Stock is a solid good record, but is it as good as Spirit of Eden? Not possible.
More abstract and ambient which makes it different. But also more pretentious and less focused.
For many artists this would be their peak but not for Talk Talk.
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From 10/09/2019 06:42
Perfect
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From 05/29/2019 12:34
February of 2019 we were saddened to hear of the passing of Mark Hollis aged 64

His legacy will live forever with this masterpiece and the preceding 'Spirit Of Eden'

This album is all about space , space between notes between time signatures between sections





Space




Simply unforgettable album by an unforgettable artist
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85/100
From 03/09/2019 15:18
Favourite track: "After The Flood"
Least-liked track: "Myyrhman"
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From 02/27/2019 13:05
Mark Hollis forever!
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From 02/07/2019 04:50
Darker, edgier, jazzier than what came before it. After the Flood is a true highlight.
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From 03/28/2018 06:51
Ya, so I changed my mind. This is one of the greatest albums of all time. Hollis and Friese-Greene, along with a cadre of session musicians, were able to create an album that seems to exist completely separate of all other music, except of course Spirit of Eden. It still remains unparalleled and not even properly imitated.

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From 12/04/2017 19:21
Is this what happens when you mix Peter Gabriel's So and Miles' In A Silent Way?

Just listening to these guys for the first time. Very beautiful stuff, going to need multiple listens though to be able to digest all of these gorgeous nuances.
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Best Albums of 1991
1. Nevermind by Nirvana
2. Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
3. Ten by Pearl Jam
4. Spiderland by Slint
5. Achtung Baby by U2
6. Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
7. The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest
8. Laughing Stock by Talk Talk
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