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Laughing Stock (album) by Talk Talk 

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Laughing Stock
Laughing Stock by Talk Talk (1991)
Overall rank: 220th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 558 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1991 (9th)
Top 50 albums of the 1990s (50th)
Top 500 albums of all time (220th)

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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 178 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 13,477.

Talk Talk album bestography « Higher ranked (178th) This album (220th) Lower ranked (577th) »
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Members who like this album also like: Loveless by My Bloody Valentine, Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk and Doolittle by Pixies.

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Laughing Stock track list

Overall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 87 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Myrrhman
 85/100 (110 votes)
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2.Track pickAscension Day
 89/100 (115 votes)
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3.Track pickAfter The Flood
 88/100 (115 votes)
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4.Taphead
 86/100 (106 votes)
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5.Track pickNew Grass
 88/100 (119 votes)
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6.Runeii
 84/100 (104 votes)
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Laughing Stock rankings

Laughing Stock ratings

Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 558 votes)
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80/100
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75/100
 
100/100
10/11/2017 19:56
86/100
 
75/100
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80/100
 
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10/06/2017 12:21
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75/100
From JulianR 10/09/2017 20:01
a slow burner for sure. it seems to sparse to me to warrant the praise it gets, but I might change my mind
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From badger 08/31/2017 11:36
"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.
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From WJA 06/23/2017 07:30
What a way to end the Talk Talk era. I am still thankful to them for releasing their two final gems.
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Rating:  
95/100
From Yann 06/09/2017 11:24
Both minimalist and prog: quite an achievment! And it still sound fresh and modern. Fantastic
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From Yann 05/29/2017 11:23
It's "it's my life" completely deconstructed. "it's my life" free-jazzed. Very subtle music.
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From F1Aaron 03/29/2017 01:59
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.
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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
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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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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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