Speaking In Tongues

Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1983 Ratings: #21 / 132
User Score
Based on 516 ratings
1983 Ratings: #4
Liked by 30 people
May 31, 1983 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sire / Label
New Wave / Genres
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If the whole world goes to ruin and we all get offed tomorrow, hit me up at the local pub. I'll be jamming out to this album on loop, chugging down an entire box of Corona Extra, and dancing like a goddamn restless lunatic in my underwear until I inevitably shit my pants, get a severe seizure and drop head-first onto the stage floor. I'd like to think that's exactly how David Byrne would go out, rock on you superstar!

At times breathtaking, at times moving, yet endlessly energetic and ... read more
It's pretty hard to top a record as ahead-of-its-time as "Remain In Light". With the removal of Brian Eno, Talking Heads decided to move on with their base sound and, while it's not nearly as infectious, "Speaking In Tongues" is still an extremely fun, colorful, well-written and eccentric record that contains some of their funkiest moments!

Fav Tracks: Burning Down the House, This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody), Girlfriend Is Better, Making Flippy Floppy, Swamp, Slippery ... read more
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Oh, and also, this album is amazing.
This is underrated.

Nothing is wrong with this album. Every song slaps harder than I will slap someone in the face who disagrees with me.
A good album that suffers from way too much filler.

Speaking In Tongues is yet another great album from Talking Heads. From the few albums I've heard from them, it's become quite clear that in their prime they were easily one of the best bands to come out of the new wave genre, and this album continues to prove that. This is a consistently fun album, an album that continues to show their weird and colourful sound that never fails at making you want to get up and dance. When it comes to the ... read more
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Track List

  1. Burning Down the House
  2. Making Flippy Floppy
  3. Girlfriend Is Better
  4. Slippery People
  5. I Get Wild/Wild Gravity
  6. Swamp
  7. Moon Rocks
  8. Pull Up the Roots
  9. This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
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Added on: February 25, 2013