Spirit of Eden

Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1988 Ratings: #3 / 129
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Based on 397 ratings
1988 Ratings: #2
Liked by 14 people
September 16, 1988 / Release Date
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Parlophone / Label
Post-Rock / Genres
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lemuriams
100
I have quite a few highly rated 100/100 albums, but the influence of this album goes beyond the borders of 100 - it's one of those albums that reached the sky and dominates over other albums.

Outstanding, unappreciated as it should be an album that activated post-rock.
RakkSmells
96
Album cover gives me SNES vibes.

Pioneering a more textured and atmospheric genre of rock music, Talk Talk's Spirit Of Eden is a magnificent work that hooked me with the beautiful textures, drawn out and detailed soundscapes and Mark Hollis's passionate vocal performances. I'd always wanted to explore post-rock a bit more and while this is more relaxed and toned down than a lot of what I've been exposed to in the genre (a.k.a Swans or Godspeed You! Black Emperor), it was still a very engaging ... read more
CallingIconicAl
100
Music make me want to kiss speaker
Plats
98
Droning, ambient soundscapes? Drawn-out lengths? Cinematic atmospheres? That sounds like the beginning of a new genre, and Talk Talk has achieved success in innovating rock norms. "Spirit of Eden" is a beautiful, tranquil and majestic listen that I highly recommend to any post-rock fan.

Fav Tracks: The Rainbow, I Believe in You, Eden, Inheritance, Desire

Least Fav Track: None

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9.8
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tha138
89
How would the sound of sheer beauty be?
How could the fulfilling emptiness feel?
How could you face yourself?
Tranquil soundscapes to search for answers.
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Track List

  1. The Rainbow
  2. Eden
  3. Desire
  4. Inheritance
  5. I Believe in You
  6. Wealth
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