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Talk Talk


Crossover Prog

2.81 | 107 ratings

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2 stars As for "Japan", I was very surprised of the inclusion of "Talk Talk" on PA.

To me, this band had more to do with the synth pop genre than with the prog one. And to be inserted within the cross-over style is rather a mystery. There are virtually no songs featured which have the closest link with prog music.

"Tchack boum, tchack boum" almost all the way through even if I admit, I must have danced on such songs in the early eighties. Mea culpa.

This album is holding pleasant electro pop (at best) songs so typical of the eighties. They are pop and (at times) catchy. But it is hard to find a single second of prog in here. Anyway, whatever the style you would consider this album, there are very few good songs available.

The title track, maybe. If you are able to make abstraction of the mellowish Hollis vocals. But let's be honest, we are not talking of a great song and the whole of this debut album is not really worth.

This album is extremely short, which shows a significant lack of creativity: just a snapshot of the music offered in the early eighties. By no means prog, at best: average. This album is not deserving more than two stars IMHHO. Out of context on a prog site.

If you need to be convinced, just listen to "Hate". Another title which fits perfectly well my feeling about it. I wonder why "Duran Duran" didn't make their entry on PA.

"Mirror man" is fully on par.Weak, weak, weak.

Two stars. A weak album. A desert of prog music.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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