Remain in Light

Talking Heads - Remain in Light
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
User Score
Based on 545 ratings
1980 Ratings: #1
October 8, 1980 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Even without a single, Remain in Light was a hit, indicating that Talking Heads were connecting with an audience ready to follow their musical evolution, and the album was so inventive and influential, it was no wonder.

100
Sputnikmusic

What could you possibly get when you mix David Byrne's passions with Brian Eno's swirling darkness and top it all off with a big glass o funk? Possibly the greatest album of all time.

100
Rolling Stone
The Heads had already mastered minimalist funk, but here they built jams around thick, slurred rhythms, with additional musical contributions from producer Brian Eno.
100
Pitchfork
The album presents such a strange artistic vision, foreign to what came before but operating as though it were the culmination of a long tradition, that it seems to declare the power of weirdness itself.
90
Slant Magazine

With Remain In Light, Talking Heads took what was being increasingly regarded as a generally cerebral extension of punk and turned it into something far more global in musical and lyrical scope.

ElectricMess
100
The groove of Born Under Punches is just fucking unfair
amw100
92
this is such a fun album, i didnt expect that
EMR
97
From the very beginning of their career, Talking Heads open-heartedly aimed to develop that very own sound identity that struck the post-punk amorphous face with the groovy and energic elements of dance-music and funk, and after a brief series of amazing releases, the group finally reached their seventh heaven with the jaw-dropping Remain in Light, an album that sounds as inexplicably overwhelming as it sounds fun, a work of art that is at the same time viceral but meticulously calculated, both ... read more
zachthesnack
97
Edit: this grew on me

My power is out right now because of a snow storm so I didnt appreciate being taunted on Born Under Punches :(

And the heat goes on
And the heat goes on
And the heat goes on
And the heat goes on
And the heat goes on

Bitch I wish the fuck it would, ya boi has icicles for toes.
BuffaloStaple
62
people really be out here giving this a 10/10 wtf
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Track List

  1. Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) 
  2. Crosseyed And Painless 
  3. The Great Curve 
  4. Once In A Lifetime 
  5. Houses in Motion 
  6. Seen And Not Seen 
  7. Listening Wind 
  8. The Overload
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