Little Creatures (studio album) by Talking Heads

Little Creatures by Talking Heads
Year: 1985
Overall rank: 1,136th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 406 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1985 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (182nd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,136th)
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Little Creatures is ranked 7th 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 27 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 30,741.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 406 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.8/100, a mean average of 75.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.5.

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From 12/27/2023 21:21
Beyond Burning down the house - this was my first introduction to the Heads. It opened the world to everythign past and future. Road to Nowhere is still the mantra when I get into the car before i put Siri in charge of my destination. The entire 2nd side is outstanding. And She was - is a great opener. Paired this with John Prince Lost Dogs.....
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From 07/14/2022 00:12
Am I the only person that thinks Give Me Back My Name is the best song on the album?
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85/100
From 08/16/2017 16:49
Although far from their best work, "Little Creatures" is still a highly enjoyable album with heart and lot of their signature quirkiness. A few riffs aren't amazing and the undeniably "eighties" vibe hasn't aged that well at certain point, but it's never annoying for long. This album shows above all, that even years after their high point, Talking Heads were still able to create classics like "And She Was" and "Road to Nowhere", apparently effortlessly.

Favorite: And She Was, Road to Nowhere, Television Man, The Lady Don't Mind

Least Favorite: Creatures of Love, Perfect World
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75/100
From 06/11/2016 11:10
Certainly not up to the genius of their first four albums, still, little creatures, is a good Talking Heads album. Road to nowhere, and she was, and, creatures of love, are top TH songs, the rest not bad.
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80/100
From 01/10/2016 21:28
And She Was is a class opener and the whole album is a strong one...this was the first TH album I bought so some may think it commercial but it got me hooked. Downloaded the other albums but will be buying them on vinyl so commercial success I'd say...
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From 09/08/2015 14:29
Very good album.

Favorite Tracks: And She Was, Creatures Of Love, The Lady Don't Mind, Stay Up Late, Walk It Down, Road To Nowhere

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75/100
From 10/07/2014 19:41
Not one of their best, but still a solid record
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From 05/15/2012 02:11
A lot of people hate this album because it feels like a sell out, but if you listen the songs are really very good.
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From 02/22/2012 16:29
The talking heads were still experimenting in david byrne's latter years with the band, here incorporating a country flare working the steel guitar often.
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