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4.20 | 254 ratings

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4 stars The best and most original sounding Talking Heads album, which in parts, sounds remarkably similar to 'My Life in the Bush of Ghosts' from '81. This one's a bit more upbeat with plenty of odd vocals from the redoubtable David Byrne.

I will admit, I'm not their biggest fan - I've had to endure 'Little Creatures' and 'True Stories' in the past. Dreadful fare if you ask me.

'Remain in Light' however, is a far more successful album. Mr brainy egghead Eno is on board one more time on production duties which is used to great effect.

For such a repetitive two note bass album, it's incredible that this recording stands up at all. It's strange white funk, which should collapse under it's own weight of complexity, but Brian Eno keeps things sparkly, clean and fresh.

Side one is brilliant with an abundance of unusualness for a 1980 pop album. Side two falls a bit flat with too many lower paced tunes, where your mind starts to wander.

It's another of those albums that has no real place on the Archives, but I'm happy to find it here and give it a positive rating.

Dobermensch | 4/5 |


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