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FEAR OF MUSIC

Talking Heads

 

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3.77 | 63 ratings

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Warthur
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4 stars Brian Eno continues to lend production services to Talking Heads - and brings in Robert Fripp to contribute lead guitar to I Zimbra, a meeting of minds which surely helped coalesce the sound of the 1980s incarnation of King Crimson. These guest talents chime well with the increasingly experimental direction of the band's music, with David Byrne particularly focusing on the use of prominent rhythms in his compositions - ranging from the sort of traditional African rhythms previously combined with rock music by Osibisa to sleazy art-disco. ("This ain't no disco!" Byrne exclaims, but we know he's kidding.)

With cuts ranging from the energetic and danceable to the relaxing and laid-back (Heaven is a particularly wonderful example of the latter sort), Fear of Music shows the band's increased command of a range of styles, and proof positive that New Wave acts like the Heads could be just as progressive and experimental as their predecessors.

Warthur | 4/5 |

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