🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Talking Heads

Qu’est-ce que c’est? It’s the Talking Heads thread!

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Neil Young 4.48
R.E.M. 4.38
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Aphex Twin 4.18
Stevie Wonder 4.17
PJ Harvey 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Public Enemy 4.08
Pulp 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Bob Dylan 3.97
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
The Clash 3.77
Blondie 3.73
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The Ramones 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Blur 3.61
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Idlewild 3.42
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Elton John 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
Sugababes 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Jay-Z 3.14
Taylor Swift 3.14
Interpol 3.12
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Destiny’s Child 3.05
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
Weezer 3.00
Girls Aloud 2.93
Britney Spears 2.85
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
Basement Jaxx 2.75
The Jam 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Bloc Party 2.41
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Blink-182 2.21
Adele 2.05
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81

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0 voters

  • Talking Heads: 77
  • More Songs About Buildings And Food
  • Fear Of Music
  • Remain In Light
  • Speaking In Tongues
  • Little Creatures
  • True Stories
  • Naked

0 voters

  • Love -> Building On Fire
  • Psycho Killer
  • Take Me To The River
  • Life During Wartime
  • I Zimbra
  • Cities
  • Crosseyed And Painless
  • Once In A Lifetime
  • Houses In Motion
  • Burning Down The House
  • This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
  • Girlfriend Is Better
  • Road To Nowhere
  • And She Was
  • Wild Wild Life
  • Blind
  • (Nothing But) Flowers
  • Sax And Violins

0 voters

5/5. Thanks for playing.

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Amazing singles but don’t know enough about them to vote.
Weird. :thinking:

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My greatest challenge is not what’s happening at the moment, my greatest challenge is knocking Aretha Franklin right off their f****g perch. And you can print that. - David Byrne.

5/5.

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Easiest 5 for me.

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5 can’t choose a song though

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  1. Absolutely massive big ol’ 5.
    Ridiculously strong if you take a best of, a deep dive into their albums or the best concert film and album of all time.

I enjoy listening to the recorded output of ‘The Talking Heads’ very much

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Envy you, get them albums played.

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  1. Fear of Music is one of my favourite albums of all time.
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Changed my mind.
3. Amazing singles and I love born under punches, but never managed to finish an album.

Born Under Punches would be my actual pick for song, or The Great Curve.

Barely knew anything about them until American Utopia, but had a friend who was dead keen on seeing the tour and I’d read fantastic things about the show so decided to take a punt. Short version… Easily a top 5 of all time gig and Talking Heads are now one of my favourite bands.

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Real good

Today will be a day where I listen to lots of talking heads songs

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Also, David Byrne wrote How Music Works, which should be required reading for all humans.

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I fucking hate them. But there’s no way they’re not a 4 or even a 5.

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Fa-fa-fa-five five five fa-fa-fa-five five

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Easiest 5.

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