At the start of their career, Talking Heads were all nervous energy, detached emotion, and subdued minimalism. When they released their last album about 12 years later, the band had recorded everything from art-funk to polyrhythmic worldbeat explorations and simple, melodic guitar pop. Between their first album in 1977 and their last in 1988, Talking Heads became one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the '80s, while managing to earn several pop hits. While some of their music can seem too self-consciously experimental, clever, and intellectual for its own good, at their best Talking Heads represent everything good about art-school punks. Eno's influence and the rhythms of African music helped 1980's Remain In Light give the band their biggest hit yet.
Label: Rhino Records (2) – 8122708021, Sire – 8122708021
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180g
Released: 01 Apr 2013
Style: Art Rock