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Customer Reviews

Got some good points, no bad points.

In 1979 two albums were released, that for me, completely nailed the art rock scene of the time. One was Wire's 154 and the other was this. Fear Of Music masterfully builds on the edginess of their previous release, More Songs About Buildings And Food, and yet manages to add dance friendly rhythms and hooks that get into your head and just won't leave you alone. Couple this with David Byrne's often hilarious lyrics about fear and paranoia and you have a stone-cold killer of an album which still sounds fresh and original after nearly thirty years. Excellent.

Need something to change your mind?

This LP is wonderful. Off-beat. Unpredictable. Slightly (?) mad.

Weird and wonderful variety of styles

From the African rhythms of I Zimbra (an enticing taste of what was to come on Remain In Light) to the electronic ambience of Drugs, this is a brilliant album from start to finish. Further varieties of musical style are provided by Memories Can't Wait, Air and the gorgeous Heaven, amongst others.


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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