More Songs About Buildings and Food

Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings and Food
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1978 Ratings: #22 / 101
User Score
Based on 538 ratings
1978 Ratings: #15
Liked by 36 people
July 21, 1978 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sire / Label
Brian Eno and Talking Heads / Producer
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Where Talking Heads had largely been about David Byrne's voice and words, Eno moved the emphasis to the bass-and-drums team of Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz; all the songs were danceable, and there were only short breaks between them.

100
Rolling Stone

The eclecticism of More Songs about Buildings and Food–its witty distillations of disco and reggae rhythms, its reconciliation of "art" and punk rock–is masterful, The music represents a triumph over diversity, while the words spell out defeat by disparities between mind and body, head and heart.

Space Vacation
88
Stupendously entertaining.
This album flies by while listening to it.
Love it!
Mildly quirky as compared to what I imagined going in. Still waiting for the overwhelming insanity of Byrne to surface.

Best: The Good Thing, The Girls Want to Be With the Girls, The Big Country, Thank You for Sending Me an Angel
daFigz
96
Much of 'Talking Heads 77's music is crookedly unhinged. This unique quality is what established TH and the band's unmistakable style. In contrast, in 'More Songs About Buildings and Food,' the band's unique sound dramatically enhances the music's energy. The artful cover of Al Green's 'Take Me To The River' represents the one potentially commercial hit single on the album. The balance of the songs elevates the TH's to Art Pop/New Wave/Post-punk glory. Producer Brian Eno's signature presence ... read more
LetalShertly
94
Me and the boys floating through the space-time continuum.
JustSomeGuy
77
With the addition of producer Brian Eno, Talking Heads really catch their footing with their sophomore album More Songs About Buildings And Food. This is the first album to really show them evolve into the sound that they would later be known for in records like Remain In Light.

More Songs is an album that I feel reveals itself through multiple listens. On first listen, I thought it just sounded like more of what was shown in Talking Heads 77, but with repeated listens I was able to see how ... read more
Plats
95
With Brian Eno behind the screen, Talking Heads have found the sound that made them so iconic. "More Songs About Buildings and Food" is catchy, fun, well-written and performed with a great amount of charisma, but no one was prepared for what was to come in the next few years.

Fav Tracks: The Good Thing, The Big Country, With Our Love, I'm Not in Love, Take Me to the River, Thank You for Sending Me an Angel, The Girl Wants to Be with the Other Girls

Least Fav Track: Artists ... read more
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Track List

  1. Thank You for Sending Me an Angel
  2. With Our Love
  3. The Good Thing
  4. Warning Sign
  5. The Girls Want to Be With the Girls
  6. Found a Job
  7. Artists Only
  8. I'm Not in Love
  9. Stay Hungry
  10. Take Me to the River
  11. The Big Country 

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Added on: February 25, 2013