Talking Heads - Remain in Light
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
1980 Ratings: #3 / 133
User Score
1980 Ratings: #1
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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.

BradTasteMusic
93

This album is the shit

ElectricMess
100

The groove of Born Under Punches is just fucking unfair

Edit 04/26/21: This is one of the best things ever.You know that. I know that. So here’s just some specific moments I’ve been in love with recently.

- The strange, freakish imagery that pops into my head when the chorus sings “we move in between”
- David Byrne invented ad libs
the moment when the first chorus joins the “Heat Goes On” refrain is peak music
- David Byrne’s ‘rap’ verse ... read more

zachthesnack
100

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.

100

The epitome of post punk. Honestly one of the best albums of all time

100

Talking Heads Classic 1980 Album Remain In Light Is Such A Masterpiece And The Best Albums Of The 80's

Shitman82
95

Makes my brain do loops and funny dances.

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Added on: September 24, 2012