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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: 42nd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 1,515 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1980 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 1980s (5th)
Top 50 albums of all time (42nd)

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Talking Heads bestography

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

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Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 1,515 votes)
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From sidneyfranklyn 04/02/2018 18:01
There are some albums that are considered classics because of their ahead-of-time quality, some through the sheer talent of their song-writing, and some by subverting a music trope to create their own twist on a genre. Remain In Light is none of these records.

This is the last of Talking Heads’ albums to be produced by Eno and his idiosyncratic style reaches its peak here. Weymouth’s funky basslines are complemented by frantic chirps and wails that manage to inhabit a space halfway between percussion and melody. For me, this is the record’s greatest strength; on the one hand it’s so obviously avant-garde in style and yet manages to tap into a primal rhythm of dance that is so universal. Its ability to somehow create hooks that are in essence near-tuneless sets it apart from everything else on my list. Remain In Light does not subscribe to anyone else’s notions of what constitutes a great record. It is instead distinctly Remain In Light.

Most of this is copied from the description of the album in my overall chart, do check it out if you have the time!!
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From JoaoMoreira 03/25/2018 15:48
Great funky record with a touch of NY vanguard.
Had that moment hearing the guitar solo on The Great Curve "wait, this is the same guy who does the solos on Bowie's Scary Monsters".
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From Sandrof1969 02/17/2018 12:46
"Remain in light" è anni luce più avanti di qualunque altro pur ottimo lavoro dei Talking Heads ed altrettanto distante da quanto prodotto dal rock o dal pop fino a quel momento. Merito della scrittura di Byrne ma ancora di più del lavoro di produzione che lo stesso Byrne realizzò con Brian Eno. Il lato A è inarrivabile: "Born under punches", "Crosseyed and painless", "The great curve" e "Once in a lifetime" sono la crema dei Talking Heads, il resto è solo di poco inferiore.
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From Ashmark 02/13/2018 23:48
Great album (their best) by a unique band. A must listen.
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From RealSlimFatty 02/04/2018 13:27
That first 4 song stretch is unbelievable.
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100/100
From elhenzo 01/10/2018 01:19
That was incredible. Byrne's voice reminds me of Danny Elfman or Mark Mothersbaugh. I could listen to this for a long time!
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From AvalancheGrips 01/08/2018 01:36
Revolutionary, innovative, masterpiece.
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95/100
From Medelsvensson 12/07/2017 21:35
Can't believe it's taking me so long to hear this shit! Sooo goood. The soundimage is just mindblowing.
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From PaperVinnie 11/28/2017 17:53
Amazing album, but the first half out-shines the second a lot.
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From Finky 10/26/2017 08:17
This is a great album, from beginning to end. Every song on here has a great beat, great riffs, or interesting lyrics, or more than of these features. I was never a big fan of the Talking Heads, but this is their best album, a masterpiece, highly listenable. You'll want to play it repeatedly. It's a great album, period, one of the best ever in my humble opinion. Out of more than 1,400 albums I have listened to in their entirety and rated, I have given a score of 100 to only 10 albums. This is one of them.
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