The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads (live album) by Talking Heads

The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads
The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads by Talking Heads
(Live album)
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 1,859th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 182 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1982 (32nd)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (295th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,859th)
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3/4/82PN49 Advert: the Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads Live 2 Lp Set 15X5"
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Talking Heads bestography

The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads is ranked 8th best out of 15 albums by Talking Heads on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Talking Heads is Remain In Light which is ranked number 30 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 35,510.

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79/100 (from 182 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 78.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 79.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.3.

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80/100
From 02/18/2017 23:10
I dislike most live albums put out by bands but in my honest opinion this live album is outstanding, especially when you get to the Remain In Light section of the album. I prefer their live recording to their studio recordings. If you like this band then I recommend you try out this album for yourself. Even though I like the extended version much more than this one.
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85/100
From 10/17/2016 14:57
Expanded CD version is much better than this one that is listed.
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90/100
From 06/04/2015 01:07
It's important to note that the track listing here does not reflect the expanded CD version, which covers a total of 33 songs over two discs. The score I'm giving this album is based on that version, and more particularly its first disc. That disc contains only songs from the first three albums. Any songs from Remain in Light are relegated to the second disc. As much as you'd think that would make that second disc superior, it's just the opposite. They couldn't make the RiL songs sound as good live as they do on the original release, while the songs from the first three albums come off much better live. In fact, listening to the songs on the first disc, you begin to be suspicious that they weren't recorded live. Talking Heads couldn't be this tight live, they couldn't sound this clean, could they?? But they were. Moreover the crisp sound shows off just how good a songwriter David Byrne was in that era. Each song they rip into sounds better than the one before. Catchy hooks, intricate guitar interplay, harmonies, perfect rhythms, these songs have it all. Seriously, this is the best live album I've ever heard and is far superior to Stop Making Sense. By the time disc one finishes, you'll be in "Heaven".
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From 02/27/2013 04:26
A perfect summation of the band at their creative zenith.
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From 04/29/2012 17:12
Not bad.
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From 02/01/2012 17:54
Great live collection of a bunch of their best tracks.
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From 07/22/2010 10:25
A great example of a band being superior playing live. What performances. Definitely their best and a great collection, get the expanded.
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