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

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The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads
The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads by Talking Heads (1982)
Overall rank: 1,644th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 174 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1982 (29th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (261st)
Award Best albums of all time (1,644th)

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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 39 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 47,717.

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Members who like this album also like: Marquee Moon by Television, Fear Of Music by Talking Heads and Remain In Light by Talking Heads.

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90/100
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80/100
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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Expanded CD version is much better than this one that is listed.
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90/100
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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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A perfect summation of the band at their creative zenith.
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Great live collection of a bunch of their best tracks.
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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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