Laughing Stock (studio album) by Talk Talk
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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 137 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,616.
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 87 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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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 83.7/100, a mean average of 82.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.3.
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What a brilliant record this is. It is complex and full of depth and the music just flows beautifully from track to track. The sound feels so smooth and relaxing that it makes this record such an easy one to revisit frequently and just get completely lost in. It really gives you this feeling of serenity that not many albums can give you which makes it so impressive. Instrumentally, it is delicate but still full of emotion and passion which makes it feel like a deeply personal album. They create a phenomenal mood that they consistently maintain on here as well and it is one of the greatest atmospheres I have ever heard on a record. Despite this, I do think the quality dips on the middle two tracks and they aren't as engaging as the other 4 songs. Overall, an elite display that demonstrates their instrumental quality and makes me excited to listen to more albums by them.
My adoration for Laughing Stock has only risen considerably over the years and after many return visits. What’s so beautiful about this record is that it’s almost like an auditory sunset. It’s beautiful and wide spread and more than a little ominous.
Ascension Day, one of my absolute favorite songs, is colorful and boisterous but entrancing and so is the limitlessly hypnotic, but more soothing, New Grass while Runeii closes things out with a true sense of fragile finality. Many listeners say this track is somewhat anticlimactic but if we are to revisit the idea of Laughing Stock sounding like a sunset, Runeii is night fall over the once luscious sonic landscapes we had explored the previous 40 minutes.
This is an album for the ages by a band unlike any other. It’s worth listening to their excellent 5 album discography in chronological order just to put into full context how bat shit it is that Talk Talk ended up where they did sonically by the end of their road.
This album is a masterpiece. One of the best of the 90s and of all time.
This album has a very unique sound, therefore I just loved it. Moody and jazzy, especially the guitars created a very haunted sonic experience
Disco tranquilo que se deja escuchar y bastante disfrutable
ALL SONGS ARE MY FAV. TRACKS!
My favorite of their "Holy Trinity".
I change my mind. Laughing Stock is better. It goes more in depth into the ideas presented on Spirit of Eden and thus is more fulfilling and complete.
Almost as good as Spirit of Eden, which is impressive. Laughing Stock doesn't do anything that their previous record didn't do better, but it still has some amazing passages and shouldn't just be considered the album they did after Spirit of Eden.
A staggering blend between art and lullaby, somehow it works as both.
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