Little Creatures

Talking Heads - Little Creatures
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1985 Ratings: #21 / 87
User Score
Based on 157 ratings
1985 Ratings: #37
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June 10, 1985 / Release Date
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Sire / EMI / Label
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68
Ooookay. This is underwhelming.

So, they completely went a different direction from their edgier post-punk roots. While the Talking Heads spirit is still there in spades, the writing, the hooks, the color, it's all been watered-down on "Little Creatures".

Fav Tracks: And She Was, Road to Nowhere, The Lady Don't Mind, Give Me Back My Name

Least Fav Track: Stay up Late

Score:
6.8
Decent
JustSomeGuy
64
Yep, this is definitely where they lost their footing.

This is an album that I can't say much bad about, but I can't say anything too great about it either. This is easily the Talking Heads' least significant and most skippable release in their career. It isn't necessarily bad, but it's just listenable. You wouldn't find me complaining about its existence or even listening to it, but it doesn't have enough for me to actively search it out in place of anything else they have released, nor does ... read more
daFigz
78
Quoting @tha138 - "Yes! The heads still talk, but in a different language, sending to the pop world their little creatures that make everybody happy, especially the unsuspicious crowd." Yet again a brilliant observation by our illustrious tha138! Unarguably, track one "And She Was" is a stunner. But, alas, one track does not make a lasting classic LP. From my perspective, TH's got goofy the more they built their sound around Pop and sacrificed their Post-Punk edginess as ... read more
Dombot
90
Yes, this is my favorite Talking Heads album. Yes, I've listened to Remain In Light. Go fuck yourself.
tha138
67
Yes! The heads still talk, but in a different language, sending to the pop world their little creatures that make everybody happy, especially the unsuspicious crowd.
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Track List

  1. And She Was
  2. Give Me Back My Name
  3. Creatures of Love
  4. The Lady Don't Mind
  5. Perfect World
  6. Stay Up Late
  7. Walk It Down
  8. Television Man
  9. Road to Nowhere
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Added on: February 25, 2013