Remain In Light (studio 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 1,996 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 - 1980 - MUSIC PRESS ADVERT 28cm X 21.5cm
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 11h 15m 6s
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Talking Heads - Remain in the Light - Stereo LP Canadian pressing NM
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Time left: 15h 49m 44s
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Talking Heads - Remain in Light - Cassette 7599260954
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Time left: 16h 37m 24s
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87/100 (from 1,996 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 87.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.

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From 05/01/2021 05:44
It took like more than 5 listens for me to rated this 100/100 fully. It's tight instrumentation, polyrhythmic groove beats, abstract lyrics, Eno production and worldbeat influence what made this album extraordinary.
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From 02/25/2021 01:50
This album is amazing!! It features some interesting and scary lyrics combined with groovy and head-bopping songs. The beginning starts off loud, while at the end, it ends off calm. Out of the whole album, i say The Great Curve is the best song here. It's such a catchy song...
Overall, I love this album! Give it a listen!
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95/100
From 01/25/2021 21:57
Take a look at this album! It is absolutely glorious, such a blast!
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90/100
From 01/22/2021 08:49
This is unironically great for an album being labelled "post-punk". It's way more hip and bombastic than the genre actually does. Maybe it's the half-new wave blood kicking in constantly on the brains of the members.
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From 12/13/2020 11:03
One of those classic albums that I definitely respect and admire, but can't say I really like.
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From 12/06/2020 17:37
This is some guud musik. I love this album
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From 11/29/2020 19:23
Perfect album. Super funky, great musicianship. Especially Born under punches, one of the best opening songs on any album.
best songs: Born under punches, Crosseyed and painless, once in a lifetime
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75/100
From 11/24/2020 15:41
Certainly the Head’s most ambitious album. However, the music as a whole doesn't do it for me. The rhythms aren't as funky or easy to dance to as the rhythms on there previous album, Fear Of Music, and the lyrical writing isn’t as meaningful as the songwriting on Speaking in Tongues. Overall, I don’t see why people fawn over it.
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85/100
From 11/02/2020 01:29
2020-11-01 This is the revered Talking Heads album in my circles, but a noticeable drop in quality on side B keeps it from being my favorite. 85/100
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From 09/29/2020 01:42
First half is very good. Last 4 songs are not.
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Best Albums of 1980
1. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
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3. Back In Black by AC/DC
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