Laughing Stock (album) by Talk Talk
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Talk Talk bestography
The best album by Talk Talk is Spirit Of Eden which is ranked number 171 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 14,797.
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Laughing Stock track list
|1.||Myrrhman|| 85/100 (122 votes)|
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|2.||Ascension Day|| 88/100 (129 votes)|
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|3.||After The Flood|| 88/100 (127 votes)|
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|4.||Taphead|| 85/100 (117 votes)|
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|5.||New Grass|| 88/100 (129 votes)|
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|6.||Runeii|| 84/100 (113 votes)|
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Ya, so I changed my mind. This album and Spirit of Eden are both superb. They just take some getting used to for sure. It feels like they have much more in common with classical minimalism than with the post-rock movement which they apparently spawned.
85/100 (Very Good)
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.
Though their shared 6-track, 40-or-so minute format results in Slint's Spiderland often being lumped together with this album under the umbrella label of 'post-rock', a quick venture into its opening 17 seconds of amplifier hiss tells you you're a million miles away from the bustling carnival of Breadcrumb Trail. Right from the offset, the idea that the two albums are opposite sides of the same coin is clear: where Slint's guitars screech, Talk Talk's lull; where McMahan's voice screams, Hollis' quivers. Spirit Of Eden is considered by many to be the culmination of Talk Talk's transformation from the new wave sound they first emerged with, and there's no denying the quality in tracks like Eden and I Believe In You. But for me, their swansong Laughing Stock captures the manic brilliance of the band right at the moment of their dissolution.
Take opening track Myrrhman for example: Hollis' obscure and muted lyrics punctuated by dissonant and shapeless instrumentation might seem baffling, or even over-indulgent at first; I certainly used to think so. But by the end of its delicate and pained string section it becomes clear that the reason Talk Talk disorientated you was just so they could pick you apart all the more easily.
Most of this is copied from the description of the album in my overall chart, do check it out if you have the time!!
a slow burner for sure. it seems to sparse to me to warrant the praise it gets, but I might change my mind
"Before you play two notes learn how to play one note - and don't play one note unless you've got a reason to play it." - Mark Hollis
The greatest ever bed-time album, process and wash the day away under it's hypnosis. It's easy background music, but also an unmatchable listen with ears fully engaged. Very few albums are as intimately detailed and pay such respect to the idea of silence as this and it's sister album.
B-Sides, Colour of Spring and the groups pop output are all worth exploring too.
What a way to end the Talk Talk era. I am still thankful to them for releasing their two final gems.
Both minimalist and prog: quite an achievment! And it still sound fresh and modern. Fantastic
It's "it's my life" completely deconstructed. "it's my life" free-jazzed. Very subtle music.
One of the most mysterious and fascinating records I've ever heard. From usage of silence and uncertainty to the religious undertones in the lyrics. This is what happens when you let a man have full freedom to use his imagination and creativity in the music.
First listen: Somehow super musically intriguing and boring at the same time.
Probably needs and deserves a re-listen.
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