Forum Home Forum Home > Progressive Music Lounges > Prog Polls
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Radiohead Vs. Talk Talk
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Radiohead Vs. Talk Talk

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <123>
Poll Question: Which band do you prefer?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
32 [43.84%]
41 [56.16%]
You can not vote in this poll

Author
Message
 Rating: Topic Rating: 1 Votes, Average 5.00  Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
jude111 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: October 20 2009
Location: Not Here
Status: Offline
Points: 1346
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jude111 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2013 at 20:20
I just looked up the Trouser Press' reviews of Talk Talk. (Trouser Press was the leading critical publication of the late 70s and 80s for alternative music, punk, synth and new wave music, etc.):
 
"Talk Talk's first album is slick, professional and lifeless, sounding as though it were programmed by British record company execs to be a synth-rock Foreigner. The London group earned some early comparisons to Duran Duran thanks to their double name... But Talk Talk lacked Duran's panache. Songs by singer/keyboard player Mark Hollis...  are full of melodramatic angst and amateurish lyrics; his epic delivery is suitable but not overly appealing....
 
"Things took a turn for the better on It's My Life, although Talk Talk still hadn't become an essential component of modern culture. While the title song wins the 1984 Roxy Music soundalike award, other synth-powered dance tracks like "Dum Dum Girl" reveal Hollis to be a truly mixed-up vocalist. Still, the band's creative future looked promising.

"Bad bet. Except for "Life's What You Make It" and a gritty guitar solo on "I Don't Believe in You," the first side of The Colour of Spring is gruelingly slow and soporific; Side Two is sporadically more energetic, but the languid pacing still makes it an endurance challenge. ...

"Spirit of Eden continues the trio's perverse slide towards silent inertia. The album's six long tracks — which seem to begin and end at random — drift along at near-subliminal volume, with very little song structure and almost no audible signs of life. Tasteful understatement is one thing, but the delicate shadings — a choir, horns, reeds and Hollis' ginger singing — in this musical cipher don't even create any tangible atmosphere..."
 
They didn't even bother reviewing the last album, LAUGHING STOCK!!! Hahaha. And so it goes. This was the general concensus on Talk Talk till very recently.
 


Edited by jude111 - February 01 2013 at 20:26
Back to Top
The Quiet One View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: January 16 2008
Location: Argentina
Status: Offline
Points: 15735
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Quiet One Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2013 at 20:35
Radiohead for OK Computer (brilliant rock mixture), The Bends (fine British 90s rock), Kid A and Amnesiac (experimental, electronic, ambient, really awesome), In Rainbows (a bit more down-to-earth with some classics) and King of Limbs (minimalistic "electronic" rock, though not all songs are brilliant).

Talk Talk still has Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock which are excellent.
Back to Top
Nov View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: February 28 2009
Status: Offline
Points: 523
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nov Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2013 at 05:52
Originally posted by jude111 jude111 wrote:

And so it goes. This was the general concensus on Talk Talk till very recently.
Only on "trouser press" - whatever that is and I don't give a sh1t what one supposedly trendy web-site says about Talk Talk.

This is just the kind of bollox I had to endure from the music press about Genesis back in the 70s and 80s. Trendy idiots with daft haircuts making non-sensical comments about music they haven't the intelligence to understand.

Those comments about The Colour of Spring are so wide of the mark that it renders them worthless.

Wink
Back to Top
jude111 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: October 20 2009
Location: Not Here
Status: Offline
Points: 1346
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jude111 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2013 at 10:11

.



Edited by jude111 - January 17 2015 at 10:25
Back to Top
DisgruntledPorcupine View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: January 16 2010
Location: Thunder Bay CAN
Status: Offline
Points: 4395
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DisgruntledPorcupine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2013 at 13:08
I really don't like The Colour of Spring. It's probably my least favourite Talk Talk album. But if you asked me why I wouldn't be able to tell you. I just wish I was listening to something else every time I put it on.

Edited by DisgruntledPorcupine - February 02 2013 at 13:08
Back to Top
Snoopy View Drop Down
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie
Avatar

Joined: January 13 2015
Location: Germany
Status: Offline
Points: 18
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snoopy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2015 at 10:03
Talk Talk miles away! (Eden, Laughing Stock, Pieces und Mark Hollis solo album)
Back to Top
chrijom View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: October 23 2010
Location: UK
Status: Offline
Points: 675
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chrijom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2015 at 12:28
Glad to see TT winning at the mo' - can't stand Radiohead.
Back to Top
Xonty View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: June 23 2013
Status: Offline
Points: 1661
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Xonty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2015 at 08:14
Talk Talk any day. OK Computer doesn't really touch me like Laughing Stock or Spirit Of Eden (but Paranoid Android is incredible). All the other Radiohead albums, I've never made it all the way through - doesn't excite me at all.
Back to Top
micky View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: October 02 2005
Location: .
Status: Offline
Points: 31340
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2015 at 08:17
man that is a tough one. What I love from Talk Talk I do far more than anything from Radiohead, but I do love more of what Radiohead did.

f**k it...  Talk Talk it is.
...too psych to be folk, too folk to be stoner, too stoner to be Prog, too Prog to be alternative, too alternative to be psych..
Back to Top
proggman View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: October 14 2013
Location: Sweden
Status: Offline
Points: 1358
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote proggman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2015 at 00:13

Talk Talk.

On voulait chanter dans la rue. Pour être moins perdus. Pis c'est la rue qu'on a perdue.
Back to Top
The Bearded Bard View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Errors & Omissions Team

Joined: January 24 2012
Location: Behind the Sun
Status: Offline
Points: 10827
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Bearded Bard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2015 at 09:55
Talk Talk
Back to Top
Barbu View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: October 09 2005
Location: Mrs. Henry
Status: Offline
Points: 11912
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2015 at 13:15
Radiohead
Excuse-moi d'casser ton fun mais j'me cherche une rime pour automne
Back to Top
Polymorphia View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: November 06 2012
Location: here
Status: Offline
Points: 6120
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Polymorphia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2015 at 14:44
The Radioheads
Back to Top
ProgVoyager View Drop Down
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie
Avatar

Joined: September 27 2014
Location: New Delhi India
Status: Offline
Points: 20
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ProgVoyager Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 24 2015 at 14:14
Radiohead..my early favourite.
Back to Top
King Manuel View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: October 16 2010
Location: South Africa
Status: Offline
Points: 832
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote King Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2015 at 00:53
Talk Talk 4 sure! Somehow Radiohead is not bad, but they don't really do that much for me.
I'm not one to believe in magic
But I sometimes have a second sight
Back to Top
Dayvenkirq View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: May 25 2011
Location: Daytona, FL, US
Status: Offline
Points: 10372
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 29 2015 at 14:15
After spending a fair amount of time with both bands, I vote for Talk Talk without hesitation. Not an album from them I don't like, quite honestly. And the last two albums - timeless music ... as in "it has no time". You can't pin it to any period. The last two tracks on "Spirit Of Eden" - pure ecstasy.

Radiohead - ... I don't know. I don't like the writing *and* production. Plus, they got really wrapped up in technology and what's popular ... or so it seems, at least. But I have to admit: I do quite like Kid A. And no, I would not lose a nut to be able to write a song like "Paranoid Android".
"People tell you life is short. ... No, it's not. Life is long. Especially if you make the wrong decisions." - Chris Rock
Back to Top
bloodnarfer View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: April 15 2010
Location: Austin, TX
Status: Offline
Points: 2058
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bloodnarfer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 29 2015 at 14:45
Is it weird that I can't stand Radiohead head pre-OK Computer, but I think they are great from there afterwards?
Talk Talk is amazing as well, but I think Radiohead wins from a nostalgia standpoint
Back to Top
hellogoodbye View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar
VIP Member

Joined: August 29 2011
Location: Troy
Status: Online
Points: 5045
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 29 2015 at 15:25
Talk Talking Heads
Back to Top
Michael678 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: June 02 2013
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 1906
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Michael678 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 29 2015 at 20:58
Radiohead
Michael678
Back to Top
Svetonio View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: September 20 2010
Location: Serbia
Status: Online
Points: 8518
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Svetonio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 29 2015 at 23:01
Radiohead by nautical mile.

Edited by Svetonio - May 29 2015 at 23:04
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <123>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.01
Copyright ©2001-2014 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.078 seconds.