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Remain In Light (album) by Talking Heads 

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Remain In Light
Remain In Light by Talking Heads (1980)
Overall rank: 47th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,348 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1980 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 1980s (5th)
Top 50 albums of all time (47th)

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Talking Heads bestography

Remain In Light is ranked as the best album by Talking Heads.

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85/100
From Pretender 07/04/2017 15:20
Such a great dancealbum. The first three songs gets any? Party going.
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From acolabella 06/05/2017 23:17
This album is so underrated. It's way ahead of its time.
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From szoze 05/12/2017 19:17
One of my first vinyl records (I bought it back in 1981) and still one of my favorites. Very different to everything I heard before and after. Fantastic songs and great production from Brian Eno. Great musicianship from the band and probably Adrian Belew's defining moment.
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From Flay 03/04/2017 15:19
A simply amazing album, with amazing production. I once saw someone describe it as ten funkiest album ever made by white people, and I find it hard to disagree.
Too tracks: Once in a Lifetime (a serious contender for best song of all time), Born Under Punches and The Great Curve.
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From Seab 01/24/2017 23:20
Great Talking Heads Album.

Favorite Track: Once in a Lifetime
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From prego9816 01/24/2017 14:15
Tier List for my preferences of the tracks on this album:

Top: 1, 2, 4, 5
High: 3, 7
Neutral: 6, 8
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From Komorebi-D 01/18/2017 01:31
Aside from some of the best riffs, instrumentation and mixing ever put to a record, its the lyrics that are the pinnacle here for me. So crushingly existential, Byrne's wailing about menial jobs & fizzled out lives only add to the insane genius of the musicality. This theme is especially present in the single, "Once In a Lifetime" which isn't a "happy song" at all.

Despite what the populace may say, I love "The Overload". Its a damn near perfect end and makes the dark, post-punk heart of the album, where it feels everything's got the better of the band.
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From nitomano 01/05/2017 20:12
Favoritas: Listening Wind, Once In a Lifetime, Crosseyed And Painless
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From Mountandrew 12/19/2016 19:50
Great album, by far their best. So well made, and have yet to hear any other band make anything like this.
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From ArtyomJay 10/15/2016 12:40
The most original work of 80s. Lyrics that you will never find on any albums before 1980. A mix of many genres that made a new sound. When I listened it for the first time, I found some similarities with Ege Bamyasi. Coincidence?
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