The Colour Of Spring (album) by Talk Talk

The Colour Of Spring
The Colour Of Spring by Talk Talk
Year: 1986
Overall rank: 499th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 429 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1986 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (70th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (499th)
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Talk Talk bestography

The Colour Of Spring is ranked 3rd 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 144 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 12,575.

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Laughing StockThe Colour Of SpringIt's My Life

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 429 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 80.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.2.

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85/100
From 06/29/2020 21:35
The Colour of Spring is much more than a transitional album from It's My Life to Spirit of Eden. This album indulges the listeners in some lush art pop arrangements while simultaneously lurching forward to their eventual genesis of an entire new genre.
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95/100
From 02/11/2020 20:47
I think of this as the album that straddles between the two versions of Talk Talk. Highlighting an elegantly evolved sound from the first couple of records, this one definitely predicts their future direction. This album is filled to the brim with beauty and I adore it almost as much as their last two albums

Favorite tracks: Life's What You Make It, I Don't Believe In You, Happiness Is Easy, Living In Another World
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75/100
From 01/26/2020 09:24
The first album in the Talk Talk 5 star holy trinity (1986 'The Colour of Spring' , 1988 'Spirit of Eden' , 1991 'Laughing Stock') with each great album better than the next and ending with the closing masterpiece. Start here and work forward to hear some of the greatest music of our times

Note: 'The Colour Of Spring' has for the first time quite rightly entered the BEA All-Time top 500 righting what I believed was a glaring anomaly
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65/100
From 03/09/2019 15:15
Best track: "Time It's Time"
Weakest track: "Living In Another World"
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90/100
From 08/09/2018 08:29
Ok, this is a seriously stellar album. Really. I Don't Believe In You, Give It Up, Living In Another World, and Life's What You Make It are all some of the best tracks that they had done up to this point in their career, and they are done in such a graceful and artful manner, belying what is to come. This is the best album that I would categorize under the 80s Pop/Dance-Rock/Art-Pop/etc genre that I can't fully define but know when I hear it.

95/100 (Superb)
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90/100
From 05/28/2018 23:41
One of the only dance albums that I have found that I truly enjoy. It doesn't quite reach the same artistic heights that Spirit of Eden and especially Laughing Stock do, but it a much more fun listen all around. I think the highlight for me has got to be "I Don't Believe in You".

80/100 (Good)
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85/100
From 05/27/2018 09:12
Happiness is easy is one of the greatest opening tracks.
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95/100
From 03/18/2018 16:10
Fantastic album. These guys were clever musicians, from the opening drum machine which blends with the slightly out of tune children's choir, the touches of harmonica throughout and subtle Mellotron washes I hear something different with every listen. The opener to side two (I have the vinyl) is very upbeat exuding a warmth which fills the room, even on a cold day!
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90/100
From 02/21/2018 19:45
One of my favourite albums, subsequent Talk Talk albums are not to my taste at all.......
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70/100
From 02/13/2018 14:01
Some of the songs have a likeable, timeless feel, but some of it drags.
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Best Albums of 1986
1. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
2. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
3. Graceland by Paul Simon
4. So by Peter Gabriel
5. Skylarking by XTC
6. Reign In Blood by Slayer
7. The Colour Of Spring by Talk Talk
8. Licensed To Ill by Beastie Boys
9. Lifes Rich Pageant by R.E.M.
10. EVOL by Sonic Youth
11. Black Celebration by Depeche Mode
12. Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi
13. Parade by Prince And The Revolution
14. Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? by Megadeth
15. Invisible Touch by Genesis
16. Raising Hell by Run-D.M.C.
17. Somewhere In Time by Iron Maiden
18. True Blue by Madonna
19. Brotherhood by New Order
20. Atomizer by Big Black
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