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Talk Talk


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3.96 | 286 ratings

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4 stars Where most bands started their carrear with more experimental and lesser acvessible Genesis, King Crimson, Yes, Pink Floyd and more recent Porcupine Tree. Talk Talk went completely in the opposite direction...I guess its not everybody's dream to fill footballstadiums and sell millions of records...A rare example of a band that rather created true art if you ask me.

Now...many have commented on the fact that Talk Talk took a really radical turn in style...or perhaps it grew gradually...but I believe it was always there. The studio albums sound indeed pollished and like potential Sky Radio tunes...especially on It's My Live and The Colour Of Spring.....but live it always was a whole different cup of tea...Judging the the way all this pollished potential hits are played live.....there was some great emperimenting already added....Perhaps live what really challenged them and was where they really were showing what they really were and wanted to do...Listen do London 1986 and Live At Montreux 1986.....which both are really great.

Laughing Stock is along the experimental path....resulting in songs that are incredible beautifull and suddle...much like Tomorrow Started and Renee that reminds you much more of the work of Davis Sylvian, Japan or Fripp's Soundscape like creations...I thought...the 2 long songs both were extremely beautifull, touching or perhaps even haunting.

The ling with Radiohead is already made a dozen times...but I'd like to add another to that and that it the Hogarth era Marillion...many of the suddle pieces resemple great equalty to the work of Marillion's more suddle work...sometimes I even it Hollis or is it...Hogarth that I hear here...

Another work that should be's nothing but progressive and daring if you ask me...Not prgressive in the traditional meaning of the word...all of them moved in the other direction...but certainly trying to break borders and clear new ground here.....

Give it a few tries.......I think......

Daniel1974nl | 4/5 |


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