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Talk Talk


Crossover Prog

3.73 | 178 ratings

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Frankie Flowers
4 stars This is one of those great records from the mid-eighties that most people seem to forget as they were sadly too lost with the likes of Duran Duran and so on. Talk Talk's The Colour of Spring sounds like nothing else, a world away from their previous albums of synthesised new-romanticism. It's something more akin to their classic progressive records Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock. It is, as another reviewer said, a transitional album, but here Mark Hollis had already created such dense compositions with a sublime fusion of ambient guitar-pop, rhythmic folk, free-form jazz and even elements of opera. The textures in the songs are so joyful and evocative with engaging lyrics. It's the ideal place to start as a first introduction to Talk Talk. Best tracks are "April 5th", which gave a hint of the kind of sounds the band would produce later, "Happiness Is Easy", "I Don't Believe In You", "Life's What You Make It" and "Give It Up" are also great numbers. Four solid stars.
Frankie Flowers | 4/5 |


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