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Poll Question: which song do you like and why
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
1 [4.55%]
3 [13.64%]
5 [22.73%]
2 [9.09%]
2 [9.09%]
2 [9.09%]
1 [4.55%]
6 [27.27%]
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    Posted: February 27 2010 at 17:21
this album is often overshadowed by Spirit of Eden and Loughing stock (not too put these two albums down ) but tCoS is just as good and atmospheric and also Experimental.

their real Art-Rock gem, and I often compare this album to Roxy Musics Avalon with its atmosphere, flow, grooves, vocals, serenity I often say to myself that the Colour of Sping is like Avalon part 2 (and that is not a bad thing in my book), but alot more Proggy and Outstreched, there is actualy a tonload of Roxy influnce in Talk Talk in general but few in the 80s werent,

the evolution line in to which you can picture where Talk Talk is in the 80s

Roxy Music --> Talking Heads --> Tears for Fears --> Talk Talk


Edited by aginor - July 23 2010 at 17:09
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2010 at 17:33
voted for Living in Another world, this is just one flawless piece of song, with a KILLER bass line, mellotron (i think), wall of sound and all the things that is grate about music pure perfection.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lucas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2010 at 17:43
Need to listen to this one, heard that it's a transition album, between their radio-friendly new wave and their post-rock to come. But I believe only one or two songs wander through the "other side of the mirror". 

Edited by lucas - February 27 2010 at 17:43
"Magma was the very first gothic rock band" (Didier Lockwood)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2010 at 18:20
I think it is one trughouthly progressive 80s rock album that are expanding the bounderies of new wave totaly unique and the last song

 i can bett  EVERY SINGLE elementery school in Norway have playd the Recorder part on the last track, at least one time at least in the music klasses (since recorder is the instrument mostly kids are intouch with during their lives), i can remember given lessons in 3rd grade which sounded verry similar o the sheets we got to practise with 
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I voted  for Happiness Is Easy...a beautiful and delicated song  ,,one of the best  TT did !!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Roland113 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2010 at 22:11
I've always been partial to the melancholy of "Life's What You Make It".
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pekka Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2010 at 03:30
One of my favourite albums of all time, voted for I Don't Believe in You but it might as well have been Happiness Is Easy.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sckxyss Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2010 at 04:49
It took me awhile to appreciate it, but it's actually a really solid pop album. My favourite off it is Time it's Time.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote akamaisondufromage Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2010 at 05:11
I was a big fan of Talk Talk in 1986 when this came out.  I just happened to be working for a catering company that summer at various events.  At the end of the Summer the Boss said we had another job for one evening running a bar for a concert.  Asked him who it was and yep it was Talk Talk!  I said I would do it for nothing!  It was a fantastic evening and at a time when TT were playing much bigger venues this was a village hall basically - couldn't believe it.  I don't think they did many gigs after that one. 
 
I always wondered what it was in aid of?  Maybe it was just friends and family?  Can't find any record anywhere of this gig.  Perhaps I dreamt it! Sleepy
 
Great emotional album.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Takeshi Kovacs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2010 at 05:47
Sorry, find it too difficult to distinguish between the individual tracks, on what is one of my favourite albums of all time!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2010 at 06:29
Happiness is Easy, Life's What You Make It and Give It Up are my three favourites here. And since the latter has no votes, I vote for it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gr8dane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2010 at 06:33
What a coincidence.Used to have this on album when it came out.
Have not heard in eons,but just bought it again last week.
Splendid album.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rune2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2010 at 07:09
Time It's Time is my pick because it somehow manages to remind me of Marillion's The Space! I have no idea how I made that connection, my brain works in mysterious ways. LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JROCHA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2010 at 15:02
Lifes what you make it gets my vote, i need to get some more talk talk in my collection!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Roj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 01 2010 at 07:55
Brilliant brilliant album.  I love it all.
 
Chameleon Day is beautiful and as it's the only song without a vote I voted for that.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2010 at 15:12
so fast went this into oblivion, not many fans aye, for me this is an almost flawless album. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2010 at 17:11
yes it is a transition album, as the allmusic reviewer said about it, that it successfully manage to mix accessibilaty with experimental mentality, more organic, every instrument is played with an intention of perfection in every single note and effects and guitar feedback is also used frequent, also space/quietness is also used to make the music float more, it sort of precent sort of the same atmosphere as Roxy Music - Avalon (which i have listen to, extencivly). this album have yet more pulse then SoE and LS, i will argue that if progressive rock was a product of 80s influence rather then 60 and 70s (which it is ) expressions, frustrations, explorartions, bracking new grounds)  then the Colour of Spring will be viewed as a Progressive rock album in its time (with the music styles that were "new" and "fresh" to that decade).since it is bracking new ground, it's qualitivly highly accomplished album in its time and genre, it is not 100% 80s new wave album, the band is Progressing there expression rather radical from their previos albums. i will call it Art rock album (with ambient, Jazz, noise rock, world music, avant influence)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote zbida Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 05 2010 at 06:04

For me this album isn't overshadowed at all! Simply Life's What You Make It...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2010 at 16:56
lets bring this back to life shal we mates
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote omri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2010 at 08:53
I missed it in the first time. Voted for I don't believe in you but Life's what you make it is also very close. For me this album is a great step ahead but the 2 albums came after it are much much better. I think this is TT's first prog album (to be fair I would say it is prog related while the next two are full symphonic).
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