Remain In Light (album) by Talking Heads

Remain In Light
Remain In Light by Talking Heads
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 30th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 1,882 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 (30th)
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TALKING HEADS "Remain In Light" Vinyl LP - 1980 Sire SRK 6095 VG++ / EX
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Remain In Light is ranked as the best album by Talking Heads.

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87/100 (from 1,882 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 86.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 87.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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From 05/29/2020 11:56
Once In a Lifetime, That's my favorite track!
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From 05/24/2020 08:34
Great album!
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95/100
From 05/09/2020 18:46
I love this album. One of the best of 80's.
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From 04/12/2020 07:22
This is a great album, but I don't think it's their best. Remain In Light seems to be in some sort of sweet spot. In my opinion, it's not experimental enough to be particularly interesting and it's not pop minded enough to be fun to listen to, with Once In a Lifetime being the outlier. I do think the lyrics and songwriting are exceptional, and the performances are air tight, which makes me appreciate it as an album in concept and execution. But I find myself wanting to listen to Fear of Music or Speaking in Tongues rather than this. I will not deny its importance in new wave and music history in general, though.
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From 03/21/2020 22:54
93/100

Talking Heads nos dejo una de los ejercicios rítmicos más exquisitos que se hayan realizado, en la historia de la música anglosajona de los últimos 40 años.
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From 02/20/2020 22:33
Immensely creative album. Cutting-edge in 1980, still sounds modern and sells the paranoid atmosphere beautifully today. Those last three tracks though, man. The album opens so strong and has this excellent high energy (Once In A Lifetime and Crosseyed and Painless are particular standouts), but it completely runs out after Houses In Motion. There are three tracks after that and they're okay, still pretty wild, but the momentum completely dies. 8/10 but with an extra .5 because of just how ahead of the curve this one is.
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From 02/11/2020 17:34
its good but far from great. Very repetitive at times.
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From 01/01/2020 17:52
Hard to believe this was released almost 40 years ago. Remain in Light is a timeless classic that I always keep coming back to.

Favorite tracks: Born Under Punches, Once in a Lifetime
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From 12/29/2019 19:28
Sounds modern and timeless every time.
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From 09/20/2019 12:41
Excellent album. Talking Heads have such a unique sound. David Bryan's vocals and lyrics, as well as the instrumentation provided by the rest of the band, is so weird and quirky that it's just so good.
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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. Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables by Dead Kennedys
5. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) by David Bowie
6. The River by Bruce Springsteen
7. Peter Gabriel III by Peter Gabriel
8. Making Movies by Dire Straits
9. Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
10. Permanent Waves by Rush
11. Crazy Rhythms by The Feelies
12. Pretenders by Pretenders
13. Sandinista! by The Clash
14. Boy by U2
15. Get Happy!! by Elvis Costello & The Attractions
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18. Sound Affects by The Jam
19. Iron Maiden by Iron Maiden
20. Dirty Mind by Prince
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