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9/10 Matt Customer review, 28th December 2017
These recent Talking Heads Rhino vinyl represses are superb. Personally I think that talking Heads are one of those bands that sound better on vinyl anyway. I believe this is because of the complex structures, layers and effects employed by the band, which can often become lost in other formats. This record sounds crisp clear and spacious and has an almost live feeling about it. I also have both Fear Of Music and Remain In Light (Rhino represses) and I can concur that they are excellent too. To be honest, I was a bit of a latecomer to Talking Heads and hearing them on vinyl has been a whole new experience. Also I can really hear how they have influenced other bands, particularly Radiohead.
9/10 Ben Customer review, 7th November 2013
This is the second Talking Heads record and the first with Brian Eno on board.
On this album the rhythm section is brought to the fore and points towards the more dance-able Talking Heads of the near future which can be found on records such as Remain In Light and Speaking In Tongues. This record is probably best know for the cover of 'Take Me To The River' which was a Top 40 success, but other stand out songs to me are the country-tinged 'Big Country', the opening track 'Thank You For Sending Me An Angel' and 'Found A Job'.
David Byrne's lyrics & voice are still a major factor on this album, but its definitely the first chance where the bass and drums of Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz get to shine. Eno's influence would be felt more on later recordings, but this is a great melding of the 77's more angular sound and the beginnings of Talking Heads getting their groove on.
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