The Colour Of Spring (studio album) by Talk Talk

The Colour Of Spring by Talk Talk
Year: 1986
Overall rank: 453rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 502 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1986 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (63rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (453rd)
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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 138 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,926.

Talk Talk album bestography « Higher ranked (167th) This album (453rd) Lower ranked (1,684th) »
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 502 votes)
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07/20/2022 22:50 Exist-en-ciel  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 42975/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.3/100, a mean average of 79.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.0.

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From 07/10/2022 02:55
The beginning of what will be something so special in music… not often are artists left to make what they want - esp when it’s not deemed commercially lucrative. Love this album. It is somewhat eclipsed by the spirit of Eden. Hollis was clearly a very talented chap, and thankfully the record company let him do what he wanted. I feel very lucky when I listen to these albums. Thoughtful, beautiful, honest, melancholy. It’s always a pleasure.
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80/100
From 02/08/2022 08:35
Airy and nonchallenging mid 80's art-pop. A very listenable and club-friendly album,
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95/100
From 05/14/2021 00:47
good art pop - mid 80s was the peak of pop music
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75/100
From 01/11/2021 21:32
If it weren't for what came after, this would be held in much higher regard.
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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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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. The Colour Of Spring by Talk Talk
7. Reign In Blood by Slayer
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. Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? by Megadeth
14. Parade by Prince And The Revolution
15. Invisible Touch by Genesis
16. Somewhere In Time by Iron Maiden
17. True Blue by Madonna
18. Raising Hell by Run-D.M.C.
19. Atomizer by Big Black
20. Brotherhood by New Order
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