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Talk Talk


Crossover Prog

3.15 | 130 ratings

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3 stars This is still a fine Pop album as “The Party’s over”, but two songs are stand-out tracks. First is “Renee”, one of the best ballads I ever heard, so moving and sincere, full of latent passion and cry-bordering Hollis vocals. Second is “Tomorrow Started”, with those two desolate desperate ringing notes in chorus – a nod to what TALK TALK is going to become. Actually, even here TALKies are already influental - take crazy trumpet solos from "Tomorrow Started" and compare it to half-noticeable trumpet collage in RADIOHEAD's "How to Disapperar Completelty" second chorus (my fave song from them). Got the picture now? ;)

Other songs (including hits like “It’s my Life” and “Such a Shame”) are well-done, but second side (after “Tomorrow Started”) sounds a bit boring, too usual, too synth-pop-like…Good but forgettable 80s’ pop tracks. Still not recommended for those TALK TALK newbies, who decided to pick them after seeing “Spirit of Eden” or “Laughing Stock” positive reviews. But if you want to have a relax-dose of 80s pop-MUSIC, early TALKies is the best thing you can experience. Limited recommendation :)

Prog-jester | 3/5 |


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