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This album is absolutely essential listening- it was born out of the experimental sessions of Eno/Byrne's 'My Life in the Bush of Ghosts', and can be read as a sort of continuation of that projects' groundbreaking ethic. The fact that 'Remain in Light' was released first was to do with record label politics- it was finished second. At the time Eno/Byrne were heavily into experimenting with music from cultures other than their own, and on 'Remain in Light' this is illustrated particularly by the impact of Nigerian music on the sound, specifically the music of Fela Kuti, and in particular the drummer of Fela's Africa 70, Tony Allen. This rhythmic sensibility combined with Adrian Belew's ground breaking guitar playing, Eno's 25-year-ahead-of-his-time cut/repeat effects, Byrne's songwriting and great playing from the rest of the often underrated Talking Heads combine to produce a truly stunning album, that will never be surpassed sonically or in terms of the impact it has had on all subsequent music.


The best Talking Heads album. The Great Curve is incredible

laughing gravy

genius absolute classic.eno and byrne are the perfect match like scotch on the rocks.u cant pigeon hole this into a genre.totally wicked music,punky,funky,ambient,exhilarating and relaxing.although i really dont know why they bother with the extra tracks,surely they were not included in the original with good reason.


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...
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