True Stories

Talking Heads - True Stories
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1986 Ratings: #57 / 83
User Score
Based on 108 ratings
1986 Ratings: #51
October 7, 1986 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sire / EMI / Label
Pop Rock, Art Pop / Genres
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I am both pleasantly surprised and mildly disappointed at the same time.

When I finished Little Creatures, I knew that the last few albums of Talking Heads' discography would most likely end up being the worst, as they are easily the worst received albums they ever released. True Stories did prove that, but even with the fact in mind that this isn't anywhere near as good as anything that came before it, this is still a decent album that has its moments.

True Stories' worst crime is that it ... read more
You could literally sneak some earphones on me and I wouldn't even know this is Talking Heads. The charm that made David Byrne and crew so great in the first place is all gone. While there are definitely a handful of enjoyable songs here, most of "True Stories" relies on too many conventions and pop rock formulas to make it a worthy TH release.

One thing I CAN give this record credit for is that track title, "Radio Head". It's a pretty cool title, sounds like something a ... read more
Bonus points for giving the name to my favourite band, Television Feet
Not the most remarkable moment in Talking Heads' discography.
The following is a true story:

This stinks!
'Radio Head' is fun, catchy and very rememberable, unlike the rest of the record
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Track List

  1. Love for Sale
  2. Puzzlin' Evidence
  3. Hey Now
  4. Papa Legba
  5. Wild Wild Life
  6. Radio Head
  7. Dream Operator
  8. People Like Us
  9. City of Dreams
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Added on: February 25, 2013