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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: 40th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 1,640 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1980 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 1980s (5th)
Top 50 albums of all time (40th)

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Talking Heads bestography

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

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From 22erik22 11/11/2018 21:02
Could be the Greatest Record Of All Time. I had never heard about Talking Heads until this year, and they're really solid, but this record especially sticks out in their catalog. The grooves from Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) to Once In A Lifetime are just fast paced and amazing. After that we can see that the record slows down a bit from Houses In Motion until the last track, The Overload. It really dosen't leave you in a happy mood. And especially the last track goes into dark territory and feels extremely experimental, to say the least. Can't stop listen to it! Always get cheer goosebumps from Born Under Under Punches (The Heat Goes On), The Great Curve, Once In A Lifetime, Houses In Motion and Listening Wind. Such amazing songs, and though I don't get those tear inducing feelings for every song here, the records just flows so perfectly. A perfect 10/10 for me!
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From TheKameraEye 11/09/2018 12:46
A very weird album that, in the middle of it all, contains one of Talking Heads' biggest songs in the form of Once in a Lifetime.
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From Unicynical 10/04/2018 09:29
Top 3:
Born Under Punches / The Great Curve / Once In A Lifetime
Highlights:
Everything else except 'The Overload'
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95/100
From lleon79 09/25/2018 17:48
I listened to this album a long time ago and I didn't like it. In fact, I hated it. I didn't know how people really considered this a masterpiece. But I started listening to Talking Heads in chronological order and finally I'm able to appreciate and love Remain In Light. I always listen to music with headphones, and it may sound dumb, but I listened to this on speakers and somehow I was able to appreciate it more this way. The instruments I previously found annoying, now sound amazing as they cover my room. Really a great record.

Favorite songs: "Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)", "Crosseyed and Painless", "The Great Curve", "Once In a Lifetime"
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From JimagineL 09/13/2018 15:20
Innovative, wild and inventive. Talking Heads was one of the few USA bands that were trying to push things foward. With the out-of-control David Byrne singing, rhythm based on african beats, and critic lyrics, Remain in Light literally remain in light today, as a unique record, that influenced generations.
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From Fritz 06/29/2018 02:08
A whole new perspective of music. This is blowing my mind right now.
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From emptysquares 06/01/2018 11:14

And you may ask yourself,
How did they do that?
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From reelcolonel 05/26/2018 21:32
The Talking Heads + Brian Eno = super-special brilliance!
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From emptysquares 05/24/2018 22:04
Eno helped the band cook up some great vibes for David Byrnes preaching's, while the electric guitar has never sounded so.....electric!
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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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