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New York’s Talking Heads were the first of the new wave/punk bands to make geekiness utterly cool. Over the years, the band moved from a jerky, nervous, punk-inspired sensibility to something smoother, with funkier, global, polyrhythmic beats and, finally, to pure pop. This collection includes choice cuts from each Talking Heads album.

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A breath of fresh air in a stagnant decade

Listening to the Talking Heads over twenty years after first hearing them in a corporate record store in Escondido, California, I am struck by the freshness of this music even today. David Byrne, et al broke into the 1970's at a time when music was at an all time low with the height of disco and other sycophantic crap.


This album is a masterpiece collection of hits known and not so well known. I Bought it the day it came out, if you have only the slightest interest in the Talking Heads this is a good album to start with.

Soundtrack to my life

Where ever I go I have a Talking Heads cd or my iPod close, this album proved to be all that I needed to orchestrate my life. David Byrne is clearly the most creative person to ever come out during the 80's, completely bringing out the new wave sound.


Formed: 1974 in New York, NY

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s

At the start of their career, Talking Heads were all nervous energy, detached emotion, and subdued minimalism. When they released their last album about 12 years later, the band had recorded everything from art-funk to polyrhythmic worldbeat explorations and simple, melodic guitar pop. Between their first album in 1977 and their last in 1988, Talking Heads became one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the '80s, while managing to earn several pop hits. While some of their music can seem too...
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