Remain In Light (studio album) by Talking Heads

Remain In Light by Talking Heads
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 29th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 2,087 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1980 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1980s (3rd)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (29th)
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Remain In Light is ranked as the best album by Talking Heads.

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87/100 (from 2,087 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 87.2/100, a mean average of 86.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 87.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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75/100
From 04/24/2022 20:41
Absolute classic. It has grown a lot on me, and only good songs here. Once in a lifetime is my personal favourite, but born under punches is also great, has a good reaggae-vibe to it
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85/100
From 04/13/2022 16:47
While it may not be my favourite album from the band (Fear of Music and Speaking in Tongues are above for me) it is hard not to appreciate how ambitious a project this is. The high points are absolutely ridiculous and it fits perfectly within a post-punk context with it's dark textures.
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90/100
From 03/24/2022 22:59
Not many bands ever have produced 4 such terrific albums on the bouce.
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90/100
From 03/10/2022 05:50
Album's a damn masterpiece, and "Listening Wind" is their greatest track...
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From 11/04/2021 18:31
original sound with strong writing, production and all
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From 11/02/2021 21:06
This album is definitely interesting! It fuses a bunch of different styles, sounds, and world musical instrumentation. It feels more like a complex jazz session than a complete record, but it's fun nonetheless.
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From 11/01/2021 15:42
A tour de force. African drums, polyrhythms, brass instrumentation, and vocals that alternate between spoken word and an exotic instrument.

If you are an adult and you can’t identify with Once In A Lifetime, please check your pulse at once. How did I get here, indeed.

The album is frenetic until it isn’t, with Listening Wind and The Overload winding the pace and mood down dramatically. They aren’t my favorite songs, by any means, but they give the album the sense of mirroring one’s life. We’re born, we race, we question, and then we slow the hell down.
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From 08/27/2021 15:44
No me convence. Creo que ha envejecido mal. Tampoco es el tipo de música con el que más disfruto.

Once in a lifetime es muy buen tema
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From 06/27/2021 01:17
Groovy, yet thoughtful.
Sounds like an awesome jam session with some pretty smart people
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From 05/30/2021 16:26
For me the number 1 album ever!
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Born Under Punches the best TH Song ever
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Best Albums of 1980
1. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
2. Closer by Joy Division
3. Back In Black by AC/DC
4. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) by David Bowie
5. Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables by Dead Kennedys
6. The River by Bruce Springsteen
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12. Crazy Rhythms by The Feelies
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