Laughing Stock (studio album) by Talk Talk

Laughing Stock by Talk Talk
Year: 1991
Overall rank: 175th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 808 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1991 (7th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (35th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (175th)
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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 142 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,784.

Talk Talk album bestography « Higher ranked (142nd) This album (175th) Lower ranked (450th) »
Spirit Of EdenLaughing StockThe Colour Of Spring

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Laughing Stock track list

  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: 
84/100 (from 808 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 83.8/100, a mean average of 82.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.5.

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85/100
From 03/29/2022 16:26
This album has a very unique sound, therefore I just loved it. Moody and jazzy, especially the guitars created a very haunted sonic experience
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From 12/21/2021 20:02
Disco tranquilo que se deja escuchar y bastante disfrutable
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From 03/31/2021 11:17
ALL SONGS ARE MY FAV. TRACKS!
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80/100
From 01/12/2021 21:25
My favorite of their "Holy Trinity".
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95/100
From 06/23/2020 21:23
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.
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95/100
From 06/23/2020 20:41
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.
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85/100
From 06/09/2020 14:58
A staggering blend between art and lullaby, somehow it works as both.
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70/100
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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85/100
From 04/20/2020 11:05
Very elegant and beautiful album.
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75/100
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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