This is a Random Album Generator.
One album a day.
From the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

The Colour Of Spring

Talk Talk

1986

Buy At Rough Trade
The Colour Of Spring
Album Summary

The Colour of Spring is the third studio album by English band Talk Talk, released on 17 February 1986. Written by Mark Hollis and producer Tim Friese-Greene, the album combines elements of jazz and art pop in an effort by Hollis to embrace more organic instrumentation and production values.Unlike previous Talk Talk albums, synthesizers are rarely featured on the album, being replaced by guitar, piano, and organ. The album went on to become Talk Talk's greatest commercial success, spawning the hit singles "Life's What You Make It" and "Living in Another World" and reaching the Top 20 in numerous countries (topping the Dutch charts), including the UK, where it reached No. 8 and stayed in the UK charts for 21 weeks. The Colour of Spring is commonly viewed as a bridge between Talk Talk's earlier, synthesized pop sound, and their later, more improvisation-based work. Despite the extensive use of synthesizers on the previous two albums, Hollis was vocal in his distaste for them, stating that they were used primarily for economic reasons and that “if they didn’t exist, I’d be delighted.” During the recording of the album, Hollis frequently listened to the music of composers such as Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, and Béla Bartók, with the latter being a particularly significant influence on the album. Like other Talk Talk albums, outside musicians were heavily utilized. Guests contributing to the album include Robbie McIntosh adding guitar, and Steve Winwood, who played organ on the hit "Living in Another World", alongside "Happiness is Easy" and "I Don't Believe in You".

Wikipedia

Rating

3.04

Votes

11069

Genres

  • Rock
  • New Wave
  • Pop

Reviews

Like a review? Give it a thumb up to help us display relevant reviews!
Sort by: Top Date
View Author
Mon May 02 2022
2

I'm going to create another list called "1001 Mediocre New Wave Albums You Must Hear Before You Die". That would reduce the current list by about 700, and it might be hard work to replace those, but I think it's worth it.

👍
View Author
Wed Apr 14 2021
5

The true artist chooses from the seemingly infinite possibilities of notation, rhythm and instrumentation to create a song so infused with the spirit and intention of its purpose that the lyrics couldn't possibly be anything else. That's alchemy.

👍
View Author
Thu May 27 2021
4

You need to be in the right mood for this one, but if you are, it's great. You can really lose yourself in it.

👍
View Author
Wed Apr 14 2021
4

Lots to love about this. A few months ago I became pretty obsessed with the follow-up 'Spirit of Eden'. The production on both albums is incredible. Every note, tone and strum fits perfectly. The craft and dedication to create and structure the songs is something I can only praise. On top of this is the introspective and existential lyrics.

👍
View Author
Thu Mar 24 2022
4

This esoteric, sometimes challenging record from Talk Talk bears a lot of rewards worth reaping, as it marked their divergence from straight-lace new wave into something a little more sprawling. I should start by saying how much I adore “Life’s What You Make It”. An absolute killer groove, constructed by drum machines (I think?), a live kit (possibly?) and shakers (definitely). That glorious four-note piano bass figure (you know the one)! The keyboards and soaring guitar lines layering over it are transcendental, and the lyrics (even if a bit Hallmark) are given such significance and weight by the power of the arrangement. It’s the all time great track on here and has long been a favourite of mine, earning at least two and a half of these stars on its own. Nothing else can quite match up to its power, but then it seems apparent that the band weren’t aiming for chart appeal on the same level for most of these songs. “April 5th” and “Chameleon Day” are both very sparse and take time to unfold over subtly shifting chord progressions, very tasteful woodwind or acoustic guitar ornamentations and drip-fed vocals. They’re soothing but don’t always hit me in the right place. More reliable is the gentle closer “Time It’s Time” and the urgent propulsion of “Living In Another World”, both suitably epic and dense in their scope and arrangements. While the rest of the songs aren’t constantly gripping, they’re at least flavoured by intriguing elements: “Happiness is Easy” with its jazz chords and a children’s choir backing the chorus, and “I Don’t Believe In You” for its sublime guitar solo in the second half. This has the feel of assured, intelligent and ambitious musicianship. It’s a bit lofty, at times even suggesting a new flavour of prog-rock excess in the mid 80s, but much more palatable than Talk Talk’s later work (which has yet to work its magic on me completely). Give me that opening of “Life’s What You Make It”, any day.

👍
View Author
Mon Jan 02 2023
5

This one really blew me away and is apparently the absolute best Talk Talk have ever made, there's something new to hear in every song every time I put it on. Definitely an album to keep revisiting

👍
View Author
Thu Aug 03 2023
5

Everyone working their way through this project loves music. And everyone who loves music has an album that means more to them than the rest. And this one is mine. I got into Talk Talk when I heard their single 'Life's What you Make It', which reached Number 16 in the UK charts in November 1985. The two singles vying for the Number 1 spot at the time were the theme to Miami Vice by Jan Hammer and 'We Built this City' by Starship. No offence to Jan Hammer and Starship, but those fun tunes never left 1985. Thirty-eight years later Talk Talk's Colour of Spring still feels as fresh as, well, spring I suppose. When I first heard it I didn't fully understand it - and I still don't fully understand it. It feels different with each listen. A true work of art.

👍
View Author
Wed Jul 07 2021
4

Many consider this album to be the transitonal album between prior synthpop and successive post-rock, but I believe this album stands on its way own. Indeed, Mark Hollis one said he wanted each album to be a new and different experience for his listeners, and I believe he accomplished that. With full creative control, Hollis has ditched the synths in favor of a more experimental orchestral sound. And after listening to Depeche Mode, I've grown to better appreciate elements of orchestral pop. Each track is solid and distinct, providing an engaging listen all throughout. And of course being a pop album, there are several tracks that you could just sing over and over again, with the biggest example being "Life's What You Make It." This album accomplishes what it intends to do and leads the way not just for the post-rock they end up doing, but also the orchestral pop others will follow.

👍
View Author
Sat Apr 10 2021
4

This album is amazing, but I very much love this band. As such, this album must be graded on a curve. Since 5 is the best I can give, I’m forced to give this a 4. Really a 4.5, maybe even .7. The problem is, Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock are so absolutely amazing, that the 5’s are reserved for them. This album has Life’s What You Make It. So damn good

👍
View Author
Thu Oct 28 2021
4

I'd never heard of Talk Talk or this album before today, but I'm so glad I now know who they are. This album is gorgeous! I wish I had more time to digest the lyrics, but this review will mostly focus on its sonic characteristics. This album showcases a wide range of moods. "Chameleon Day" is almost startlingly heartbreaking, with the singer's voice changing abruptly from soft and melancholy to loud and splitting. The track is spacious and empty, accompanied only by occasional piano notes and a soft woodwind outro. In contrast, a song like "Living In Another World" combines acoustic guitar, harmonica, driving drums, rock organ, piano, and funky bass to create a lush sonic landscape. Can I comment on that organ a bit? This album is full of it, giving it a grand, religious tone. The first and maybe second tracks are obviously religious in nature, though I don't know exactly what the singer is trying to comment on. But whatever it is, it sounds great. The final song, a long, gorgeous ballad called "Time It's Time", is a fitting end to such a lush and varied album. I really never got bored over the course of these long tracks, and I'll definitely be coming back to see what more I can get from this thing. 7/10

👍
View Author
Tue May 18 2021
3

“The Color of Spring” by Talk Talk (1986) A good album that has its flaws, mostly conceptual. In those places where the message tiptoes close to meaning (tracks 1 and 2), we find categorical moralizing without substance—they clearly want someone to feel bad, but who? Somebody wants to say something, but band mates (or managers) smother that baby in the bassinet. For the rest, there are only hints of feeling for another; only small attempts at expressing soul. But the music is good, well executed, incorporating elements of jazz, and effectively utilizing silence in distinct layers of the mix. Good dynamic contrast. Lead vocals are decent, successfully avoiding distracting from the soundscape (which, along with the excellent rhythm section, is the real musical feature here). The synthesizer arrangements were done by someone who really knows the instruments, creating sounds which merge well with the mood. Lots of free-form melodies and chord structures—but could use more harmony. Nothing jarring or out of place. Anxiety free music. This would be a good album to play in the background while working on the more routine aspects of a creative project. But I couldn’t figure out why the color palette of the cover (brown, yellow, orange) was used on an album entitled “The Colour of Spring”. I’m content to let it go. 3/5

👍
View Author
Wed Mar 31 2021
5

Descubrimiento. Tiene todo lo bueno de los ochenta. Art pop de largos desarrollos con notas de blues o jazz, que sin dejar atrás la New Wave la sobrepasa yendo un poco más allá. La línea de bajo es de Rustin Man. El cantante, Hollis, se sale. Genial.

👍
View Author
Mon May 03 2021
5

Haven't listened to Talk Talk before, and am seriously regretting it now. Fantastic, dream-like songs that have fantastic melodies and are slightly reminiscent of late era Pink Floyd. Definitely listening to more. Favorite Song: I Don't Believe In You

👍
View Author
Wed Dec 13 2023
5

I'm sad that I can only award this the maximum 5 stars this site permits. Its a 10 star album all day every day.

👍
View Author
Thu Aug 12 2021
4

This band pushed and pulled at the limits of 80s New Wave and Synth Pop in the same way that Radiohead did with 90s alt rock and Bon Iver did with 00s/10s indie rock. I’m kind of amazed I never heard of them until Mark Hollis died two years ago.

👍
View Author
Wed Nov 17 2021
4

A really solid album. There’s some great melodies here and a sombre, contemplative mood throughout, which feels perfect for autumn. There’s a couple of stand out tracks (Life’s What You Make It, Give It Up) which somewhat define the British new wave sound.

👍
View Author
Thu Jan 06 2022
4

J'ai adoré cet album, je suis en revanche un peu déçu par l'attitude du chanteur sur la 5ème piste de cet album. En effet, apres de solides prestations sur les 4 premières pistes, ce dernier s'est senti poussé des ailes. Il est en effet devenu absolument intenable. Les efforts des autres membres du groupe pour tenter de le ramener a la raison furent vain, il était absolument déchainé, et ne revint dans un calme relatif qu'a la fin de la chanson. Une belle frayeur pour tous les auditeurs du générateur, qui n'entâche en rien la qualité exceptionnelle de cet album.

👍
View Author
Thu May 12 2022
4

The Colour Of Spring is something of a bridge album for Talk Talk. The prior two albums would feature a distinct synthpop sound; not especially notable but still fitting for the 80's. It would be this album, their third, that would indicate a pivot in sound. We start to see more acoustic instrumentation and a concise focus on songwriting, utilizing these instruments to layer sounds in such a way that it feels like a moving collage (imagine the album cover, but animated). In doing go, Talk Talk creates more delicate, refined sonic textures that are well-crafted. Just superb. These new songwriting skills would carry over into their following two album, in which we would see the beginnings of post-rock as a genre. As such, we should regard The Colour Of Spring as an important stepping stone for Talk Talk as they explore more sonic pallets.

👍
View Author
Sun Nov 08 2020
3

Very interesting. I like the sparsness, its an element I havent seen a lot in New Wave type music.

👍
View Author
Thu Jan 06 2022
3

Un début très agréable jusqu'à ce que le chanteur devienne totalement incontrôlable au début de la cinquième piste. On se retrouve alors en tant qu'auditeur plongé au milieu d'une scène de négociation entre ledit chanteur et les forces de police rapidement arrivées sur les lieux. Les discussions aboutissent finalement après quelques minutes, le chanteur acceptant de terminer l'album vêtu d'une camisole et attaché à son siège.

👍
View Author
Sun May 09 2021
2

Interesting album, and by interesting I mean boring. Very 80’s slow vibe you’d hear in some weird transition during a boring Bond movie. Might be the epitome of lack of effort 80s slow album

👍
View Author
Tue Aug 10 2021
2

Yet another mediocre new wave band on the list. I'm not even surprised by it anymore. I just expect to get at least one a week. Like ALL the other so far, this is ignorable bordering on annoying. At least the singer's voice is half-decent. That earns it a two star review.

👍
View Author
Sun Jan 31 2021
5

Pretty Nice music Just not in the mood

👍
View Author
Tue Feb 16 2021
5

Might even be better than Spirit Of Eden.

👍
View Author
Wed Apr 28 2021
5

ну наконецта лучший музыкальный жанр на свете! Хотя не знаю, насколько это можно назвать именно синтипопом, ибо попа собсна тут как будто и не особо (танцевать под это сложно, по крайней мере). Но вообще-то, если вы присмотритесь ко мне, то сможете увидеть меня, например, идущим по улице с работы домой или сидящим в офисном кресле, или лежащим на диване. Улавливаете? никаких клубов, никаких танцев. Поэтому мне так даже лучше. А альбом между тем охуенный. Тоже ловится некий ПетШопБойз вайб, но здесь, мне кажется, он скорее реверсивный — несмотря на общий год основания, чувствуется, что Толк Толк на них как минимум не меньшее влияние оказали. В общем мне очень зашло, припевы супер мелодраматичные, вокалист очень харизматичный, что удивительно зашёл даже симфоник-хор в последней песне — а я себе такое нечасто позволяю. По-настоящему не проперся только от открывашки — какая-то она чутка бесформенная, голоса эти детские не в тему, хз. Но все, что после — очень увлекательно. 9/10

👍
View Author
Tue Sep 07 2021
5

Killer 80s album. I'm a bit particular about my synthwave, but these guys nailed it.

👍
View Author
Mon Nov 01 2021
5

Was für wunderbare Musik das hier ist, noch auf dem Höhepunkt ihrer Popstarkarriere aufgenommen und sich dem ganzen Rummel ja schon deutlich verweigernd in ihrer zarten Versponnenheit und der weitsichtigen Melancholie, die zwischen und neben den großen Pop-Entwürfen (Life’s What You Make It; Living In Another World) überall durchscheint. Aber wie es trägt und beruhigt, dabei wach ist und klar wie ein Morgen mitte März: Big Love dafür, für alles! Talk Talk sind sicher nicht unterschätzt, aber soweit ich beurteilen kann noch nicht ausreichend gewürdigt. Muss dringend geändert werden.

👍
View Author
Sun Jan 23 2022
5

I am not familiar with the TALK TALK’s THE COLOUR OF SPRING; however, I do have TALK TALK’s previous album, IT'S MY LIFE (1984) and it did not make a strong impression upon me when I got it, like around 2.5 or 3.0 After listening to THE COLOUR OF SPRING and reading about the band, I realize now how and why TALK TALK are considered important. I wasn’t aware of its significance upon the post-rock genre. Now I can see the band in a different perspective and appreciate what THE COLOUR OF SPRING brings to the table, but it took multiple listens to get there. In 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, THE COLOUR OF SPRING is the only album included. Rate Artist: TALK TALK (0.0) Rate Album (Year): THE COLOUR OF SPRING (1986 Original) (0.0) Ranking of TALK TALK - THE COLOUR OF SPRING songs 01) "Happiness Is Easy" 6:30 09.5/10 02) "I Don't Believe in You" 5:02 09.5/10 03) "Life's What You Make It" 4:29 10.0/10 04) "April 5th" 5:51 09.0/10 05) "Living in Another World" 6:58 10.0/10 06) "Give It Up" 5:17 10.0/10 07) "Chameleon Day" 3:20 08.5/10 08) "Time It's Time" 8:14 09.5/10 Original 1986 Release 76.0/80 = 95.0 / 2 = 4.75

👍
View Author
Sun May 22 2022
5

Oh c'est vraiment une belle surprise cet album. Superbe production. Quelque part entre Peter Gabriel et Kate Bush. Avec des écouteurs c'est merveilleux.

👍
View Author
Wed Jul 20 2022
5

Приятный и красивый альбом, побольше бы таких.

👍
View Author
Wed Sep 28 2022
5

Very interesting album, I'll be listening to it again

👍
View Author
Sun Nov 06 2022
5

Damn, what a unique and full-sounding album. Not every song works, but the sheer diversity of instrumentation in a lot of these songs just blew me away. The singing is top-notch and the hooks just take you in, can't stop listening to Living in Another World. Great underrated album.

👍
View Author
Sun Mar 19 2023
5

5/5, kannte ich nicht, fand ich super! Ich glaube Maynard James Keenan hat sich von dem Gesang inspirieren lassen.

👍
View Author
Wed May 24 2023
5

Ok when this came up I was like, oh yeah Talk Talk they're okay I guess. I was NOT prepared for how excellent this is. A lot of Tears For Fears vibes. Consistently great top to bottom. Living In Another World is a banger!!

👍
View Author
Thu May 25 2023
5

Настоящий, добротный музон. 10/10.

👍
View Author
Wed Jul 12 2023
5

Favourite song: I Don't Believe in You

👍
View Author
Thu Aug 03 2023
5

This is a gorgeous and lush album. I’m quite familiar with Talk Talk’s heavily synth reliant pop hits, but this is a surprising and honestly very pleasing shift in their sound. I listened to it play through several times throughout the day and it got progressively more enjoyable with each listen. The album cover is stunning too, putting the art in cover art for real. A truly compelling album in a multitude of ways.

👍
View Author
Tue Sep 05 2023
5

Amazing! I loved every song on here. The vocals and instrumentals were ethereal.

👍
View Author
Thu Oct 05 2023
5

First impressions - stately, melancholy, arty New Wave-influenced pop with a tremulous vocal - got me revved up. This is catnip to me, almost laser-tooled to hit my sweet spots. 'Happiness Is Easy' had the dopamine flowing, but then - children! A personal bugbear, but I've never dug the kids. Was The Colour of Spring losing its lustre already? Happily, no - because 'I Don't Believe in You' is as close to a five star track as I'm ever likely to hear. Come the end of the album and I'm deep in the sauce - and a few things stand out. Firstly, the relative dearth of synth, which surprised me as I'd thought of Talk Talk as a synth-pop ensemble. Next, that the late Mark Hollis really does push it where that rather mannered, melancholic style of singing particular to the era is concerned - it sounds like there's a sob permanently lodged in his larynx. But the biggest thing, for me, was what a stellar noise was coming out of my speakers. Rich, layered, complex yet also spacious. The piano on this album positively glows. An absolute joy, and one I'll be purchasing for myself the moment I close this wretched app.

👍
View Author
Tue Oct 10 2023
5

Talk Talk is an underrated band. "It's My Life" is probably their best-known song (from their previous album and later famously covered by No Doubt), but it's such 80s cheese. This album is at a different level and shows the direction they take with their last couple of albums. Their next album, Spirit of Eden, is my favorite by them. I can see why the 1001 picked this album instead - it's a good cross section of their sound, both where they were and where they were going. Production is still very 80s on some songs (especially the "hits" - Life's What You Make It and Living in Another World. It's probably the drums that make it most 80s), but the songwriting and the vibe are outstanding. It's worth a close listen to really appreciate the composition, the musicianship, and Mark Hollis' fantastic voice (RIP). Favorite tracks: Happiness is Easy (the acoustic bass on this track is amazing. This song really sets the vibe for the album), I Don't Believe In You (really like the understated guitar "solo"...also wild that Steve Winwood plays organ on three songs, including this one. You get Steve Winwood to guest just to play organ??), Life's What You Make It (again, 80s drums, but really good song, and love the David Rhodes guitar part - Peter Gabriel's long-time guitarist), April 5th (beautiful track - definitely moving towards their Spirit of Eden sound), and Time It's Time (excellent closer). Every time I listen to Talk Talk, I want to listen more.

👍
View Author
Fri Oct 20 2023
5

Gorgeous album with amazing use of space. Will have to re-listen.

👍
View Author
Thu Nov 16 2023
5

I’m a fan of Spirt of Eden so was excited to see a Talk Talk album this morning but then at the same time disappointed to find out Spirit of Eden isn’t on the list. This is a more accessible album than Spirit of Eden, as it still retains some of the 80s synth-pop elements of their previous work. However, it also explores more complex and diverse musical styles, such as jazz, art pop and ambient. The album is beautifully produced, with a rich and layered sound that reflects Talk Talk’s experimental approach and artistic vision. The Colour of Spring is a sonic stepping stone that transcends the boundaries of genre and time. Stand alone this album is a soild 4 stars out of 5, but because the spirit of Eden followed this and it’s not on the list, I’m going to give this album the full 5 stars to make up for that injustice.

👍
View Author
Wed Nov 22 2023
5

I know a couple of Talk Talk songs and of the two I prefer It’s My Life over Life’s What You Make It. There was a tinge of disappointment when I saw the track list for this album assignment. No matter… this is a great album. It’s a little 80s subdued with harmonica and some great songs! Life’s What You Make It isn’t even in my top two favorite songs on this album either. That was a bit of a surprise. While listening to this I see that Apple Music doesn’t list this as an essential album for Talk Talk, giving that honor to the two albums made after this one. Of the follow up to this, they state “Spirit of Eden is one of the most powerful and singular experiences in modern music.” I’m definitely going to check that out shortly even if it isn’t on this list. I love how not only am I finding new music to listen to but those albums often serve as a jumping off point for new musical adventures. Talk Talk is just another of many musical pathways I would never have thought to explore. I’m excited to have something to investigate! Great stuff!

👍
View Author
Thu Dec 07 2023
5

Funky, cerebral, and atmospheric. So much more to this band than the hits. An exquisite, elevated pop album.

👍
View Author
Wed Dec 13 2023
5

lowkey talk talk's best. 4.5/5

👍
View Author
Wed Feb 07 2024
5

Opening track bass sounds great. I can hear the strings bending and vibrating. A chorus of children. Horns. Music as a texture of interwoven sounds. Beautiful album covers as well +500 extra points. Complex music with layers.

👍
View Author
Tue Feb 13 2024
5

I've been waiting for the colour of spring.

👍
View Author
Thu Feb 15 2024
5

Ich kenne von Talk Talk mehr die Single Hits "Such a shame" oder "It's my Life" mit der unverkennbaren Stimme von Mark Hollis. Jetzt ein ganzes Album von Talk Talk zu hören war ein besonderes Erlebnis. Mit so einer Dichte der Kombination von Musik und Stimme habe ich nicht gerechnet. Wie die Songs sich entwickeln, wie die Instrumente und die Stimme eingesetzt werden und dadurch Spannung aufgebaut wird, das ist so überwältigend. "Happiness is easy" und "Time it's time" sind sehr episch, hymnisch aufgebaut. Ein wunderbares Solo in "I don't believe in you". Ich habe diese Gruppe bisher unterschätzt. Jetzt verlangen meine Ohren nach mehr.

👍
View Author
Thu Feb 22 2024
5

Incredible vocals by Mark Hollis. Happiness is Easy I Don't Believe (in) You Life's What You Make It Living In Another World (amazing harmonica solo) Time It's Time

👍
View Author
Thu Feb 29 2024
5

Effectively bridges the period between their refined synth-pop era and their quieter, more contemplative post-rock phase. Their best album. The lower-end piano riff on "Life's What You Make It" provides one of the most memorable song openers of the '80s.

👍
View Author
Fri Mar 08 2024
5

Another one I could listen on repeat.

👍
View Author
Wed Apr 03 2024
5

I haven't thought about this album since 1986 never mind heard it. So good!

👍
View Author
Fri Apr 19 2024
5

All talk talk albums are amazing, from the poppy 1st one to the two more experimental last ones. Mark Hollis voice and the arrangements always move me. Was a blow when he died. Am that old that I saw them perform around the release of It's My Life album, in concert hall with capacity of 500 people, the band jumping and being high on life. Talk Talk highlight for me is the song Renee from it's my life album Worst talk talk experience is that every time you hear It's My Life on the radio it is the No Doubt version, who made it a nightmare stadium rock song.

👍
View Author
Sun May 05 2024
5

Great album, filled with sophisticated yet catchy pop songs.

👍
View Author
Sun May 05 2024
5

Listened to Talk Talk nonstop in the 80s, all their albums are 5 star - this is album number 3.

👍
View Author
Mon May 13 2024
5

I am thrilled that talk talk has finally come up on this list. I would say that this is my third favorite talk. Talk album after Eden and Laughingstock, neither of which unfortunately are on the list. But I can see why this one would be chosen from their catalog, as it is most representative of their unique sound, while also being more accessible than their fourth and fifth albums. As for the songs: magical! I was blown away when I first heard this when it was released, such a departure from their first two records. It provides a great mix of introspection and intensity. Definitely a “must check out”. Favorite tracks: Living in Another World, Chameleon Day.

👍
View Author
Wed Nov 18 2020
4

Something new, yet very interesting. Similar to Depeche Mode, like it a lot

👍
View Author
Thu May 13 2021
4

Really good album that fits squarely into my wheelhouse stylistically. I listened to this mostly in the background, so I didn't pay particular attention to the lyrics, but really liked the sound. 4 stars.

👍
View Author
Tue May 25 2021
4

A very impressive piece of New Wave/art rock. It's a bit long winded but I really like it after my first listen.

👍
View Author
Fri May 28 2021
4

Hyvin samantyyppistä kasarielektroa kuin Duran Duran, ja sokkokuuntelussa nämä bändit oliskin voinut sekoittaa keskenään. Ehkä Duran Duran luottaa enemmän tarttuviin melodioihin, kun taas Talk Talkilla on hieman taiteellisempi ote tekemiseen. Erittäin positiivinen yllätyshän tämä oli. Aiemmin bändistä oli tuttua ainoastaan nimi, ja musiikkigenre oli tiedossa etäisesti. Mukavaa että listalta on alkanut löytymään enemmän tällaisia uusia tuttavuuksia joita varmasti tulee kuunneltua myöhemminkin.

👍
View Author
Thu Jan 28 2021
4

Really cool sound and I had fun listening to a new band

👍
View Author
Sun Mar 28 2021
4

Production: 15/20 Songwriting: 14/20 Innovation: 16/20 Bangers: 5/20 Emotional response: 14/20 =64 enjoyed

👍
View Author
Thu Mar 11 2021
4

Son los de It's my life, y otras canciones conocidas.

👍
View Author
Tue May 18 2021
4

cool drum pattern to start off Happiness Is Easy. Life's What You Make It is a good pop single. though some tones on that track come out of nowhere. This is good laundry folding music, or back yard barbequing music. Chameleon Day is very, very different from the rest of the album. Not a big fan of an 8 minute operatic ending on an album fueled by synth pop hits

👍
View Author
Fri Mar 19 2021
4

Weird voice but eerily pleasant. A nice mellow ride all the way through

👍
View Author
Sun Feb 07 2021
4

Bandu nie znam, nie kojarze, pierwsze widze, pierwsze slysze, ale oczywiscie brytyjska grupa z lat 80, albumik zaliczylbym do soft rocka lub artystycznego rocka, pozytywne wibracje leca przez cale 45 minut krazka, o dziwo wyspiarski wokal, a strasznie mi siadl, chociaz nie ma go zbyt wiele, bo niektore tracki sa czysto instrumentalne, ale jak jest to nie psuje kompozycji instrumentow i to jest jak dla mnie najwazniejsze, troche poor boyowe lub joelowe skojarzenia z nim mam, na plejke wrzucam opening happienes is easy oraz living in another world, trzeba bedzie sprawdzic reszte albumikow talk talka

👍
View Author
Tue Feb 16 2021
4

For me, it's a very good album. However, it's bettered by their last albums Spirit Of Eden and Laughing Stock.

👍
View Author
Fri Jan 29 2021
4

Well, that took me back and I knew I’d love it ! Especially Life’s what you Make It. ****

👍
View Author
Tue May 18 2021
4

It's this interesting transitional album between their synthpop phase and their genre-defining post rock records

👍
View Author
Wed May 12 2021
4

slightly wild and very ambitious. I really liked the quick "zaps" of sounds we get coming from acoustic guitars and synths throughout the record; they get the passion across. sounds something like talking heads crossed with peter Gabriel. reminds me of a precursor to Destroyer. 7/10 rounding up.

👍
View Author
Fri Jul 16 2021
4

Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Life's what you make it, Living in another world,

👍
View Author
Sun Jun 20 2021
4

Title track is great. I like the style a lot, the mix of instruments at the front and dominant bass makes me think of Tame Impala at times

👍
View Author
Thu Aug 05 2021
4

The 2 albums they made after this are incredible, never heard this one before. Amazing they gave up pop music and started doing this

👍
View Author
Fri Aug 13 2021
4

I love this band… and this album does not disappoint!

👍
View Author
Fri Jan 21 2022
4

Dug this a lot. Cool 80’s vibes without being too heavy on the synthesizer & electronic drums.

👍
View Author
Thu Jan 27 2022
4

I've only heard Laughing Stock by these guys, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect here. I think I actually prefer this album. I have a thing for 80's music and this is right down my alley. Especially the song "Living in Another World", which is my favorite off this whole record. I will definitely listen to this one again.

👍
View Author
Thu Feb 03 2022
4

Divan album. Veliki sam fan Talk Talk-a, pogotovo njihova zadnja predivna, presavršena albuma (Laughing Stock i Spirit of Eden). Ovaj album je taman prelazak u žanru glazbe. Na ovom albumu još je najglasniji taj art-pop sa naglaskom na progresivni pop sa njegovim umiljatim glasom i zašećerenim laganim jazzom. Poslije ovog albuma, nailaze dva njihova magnum opusa i s time završavaju karijeru. Da bar većina artista naprave veliki boom, nešto drugačije od onog što inače rade, i osjete da je to to, ne moraju se više pokazivati i završe karijeru.

👍
View Author
Thu Feb 03 2022
4

Transcendentalno, hipnotizirajuce, graciozno i Bwitish. Talk talk can talk the talk and walk the walk.

👍
View Author
Thu Mar 03 2022
4

The follow-up to It's My Life came with a sound change - less synthesizers were used, but Mark Hollis' characteristic voice and beautiful, moody, yet never boring songs make this still a true Talk Talk album. Standout: I Don't Believe in You. 4/5

👍
Load more reviews