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Talk Talk


Crossover Prog

2.82 | 115 ratings

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2 stars The debut album from Talk Talk canīt be of much interest for prog fans, but does have lots of nice eighties keyboard sounds if you are a keyboard freak. This is eighties synth pop in the vein of Depeche Mode and New Order. What makes Talk Talk different from other bands in that genre is that they evolved into a very special prog rock band starting on their third release The Colour of Spring.

This album is made out of melancholic synth pop songs though with Mark Hollis characteristic vocals. There are some pretty great songs on here if youīre into this genre like Talk Talk and Today which I find pretty charming. The album gets a bit trivial towards the end though, and thatīs always a bad sign when the album is only 35 minutes long. A bit more variation would have been nice. The production is very rich and good for the time.

This album should hold no interest for prog heads and only a nostalgic interest for someone like me who likes the music and therefore this is a 2 star album, not bad at all, just not prog material at all.

UMUR | 2/5 |


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