Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
User Score
Based on 987 ratings
1984 Rank: #1All Time: #19
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Uncut
Soundtrack to the definitive pop performance film.
80
Rolling Stone
No backstage footage, no stoned interviews, no clichés. Just a kickass nine-piece band burning down the house for 90 minutes of art-damaged space funk.
70
AllMusic

For a generation that may have missed the band's seminal '70s work, Stop Making Sense proves to be an excellent primer.

Suha
100

Me when I listen to this: 🕺 🕺 🕺

UltimateLifeFrm
100

Thanks again to @Jc9ers for recommending this to me (4 of 10).

I'm actually lost for words...

Remember how I said last week in my review for Remain in Light how Talking Heads were referred to as "one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the 80s"? Well, this album proves that yet again.

I'm not joking when I say that this is the best live album I've EVER heard.
This is legit one of the best live albums ever composed / released. How does a live album manage to sound THIS good ... read more

LetalShertly
100

This is filled with brilliant renditions of existing Talking Head songs that are beautifully well done. The live performances are supurb and so fun to watch. David Byrne and the rest of Talking Heads will go down as one of the most unique and creative bands to date. Such a wonderful live album filled with emotion and flavor that I just can't stop listening to it years after I've known about it.

fltwoodsmonster
100

I consider this to be the most perfect album of all time. Has so many recordings of THE definitive versions of what are already mind-blowing songs. It takes a great thing and makes it even better. And what's more, it flows absolutely perfectly, culminating in a climatic explosion with "Girlfriend is Better". And it still has time to squeeze in two more killer songs. Thank you for this gift, Talking Heads.

Cmpc
100

63/365 what the fuck is the best live album of all time this Fishmans 98/12/28 or nirvanas MTV unplugged performance because honestly I can’t decide because somehow all of these songs are better than the original witch where already all amazing anyways

Santropez219
100

Big suit man makes me 🕺🕺🕺

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Track List

  1. Psycho Killer
  2. Swamp
  3. Slippery People
  4. Burning Down the House
  5. Girlfriend Is Better
  6. Once in a Lifetime
  7. What a Day That Was
  8. Life During Wartime
  9. Take Me to the River
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Added on: April 15, 2013