Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Talk Talk - Laughing Stock CD (album) cover


Talk Talk


Crossover Prog

3.99 | 243 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

4 stars Last of the three great Talk Talk albums. The process of moving away from their synth-pop origins that really began with The Colour of Spring, continued with Spirit of Eden, reached its conclusion with Laughing Stock.

I actually heard this before I heard Spirit of Eden, and this would probably get the full 5 stars if I hadn't discovered that one. It's hypnotic, minimal and downright hypnotic in parts. However I don't think it's quite as accessible or enjoyable as Eden. There's quite a lot of dissonance. In one track (not having the CD with me at the moment I can't recall which one) the serene musical landscape is blasted apart by what I can only describe as something akin to someone playing a vacuum cleaner through a distortion pedal. I love the album, but not quite as much as its predecessor.

zedkatz | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this TALK TALK review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives