More Songs About Buildings and Food

Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings and Food
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1978 Ratings: #23 / 96
User Score
Based on 366 ratings
1978 Ratings: #17
Liked by 7 people
July 21, 1978 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sire / Label
Post-Punk, New Wave / Genres
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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.

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
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
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
This album is so weird. Back in the old days when I had a big ol' iPod every time I found a new band to listen to, I'd just download their entire discography and throw that bad boy on shuffle. Zero clue why I believed this, but I always thought if an artist was good, it'd all be good.

Anyways, when I'd listen to the Talking Heads I didn't know the order of their discography but one thing I was personally sure of was that this record was one of the last they ever did. If you would have ... read more
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
Pretty decent
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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