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Talk Talk


Crossover Prog

3.15 | 130 ratings

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2 stars "It's My Life" is slightly better than their debut album.

Fully electro-pop oriented, it holds several fine melodies and one song which is burned in my memory. Probably for ever.

Typical sound of the eighties, but with some feeling. My fave out of this album is their hit-single "Such A Shame". I remember that I couldn't have enough at the time. Often aired on the radios, it was always a pleasure to listen to this jewel of a melody. Such a shame it doesn't have any relation with prog.

This album is full of catchy, even poignant ("Renée") songs. Much better keys than before, it contributes to provide a nice feeling and a song as "It's My Life" is of course always pleasant to listen to, that's not the problem. Synth pop at his best, that's what it is.

In those days, there were not many interesting stuff going on in my musical life, and I have to say that I have listened to many bands representing this style of music. And to be honest, "Talk Talk" was one of the best one available.

It is true to say that listening to this whole album might lead to a certain boredom feeling. The melancholic and uniform tone of voice of Holis might even increase the feeling. Ambient at times ("Tomorrow Started"), this work is somewhat too much of the s(h)ame.

The B-side of this album was really not on par. It holds several average (It's You) to even weak numbers of which "The Last Time" and "Call In The Night Boy" are probably the worse one available.

On a prog scale, this album is worth one star. But since I rated "In Rock" with five, I will just consider this album on a pure and global musical angle. Half of it is good, half of it is weak. Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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