The Colour of Spring

Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring
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1986 Ratings: #27 / 102
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In my eyes, Talk Talk's third studio album The Colour of Spring is their most approachable album. It's not the expansive post-rock excursions found on Spirit of Eden or Laughing Stock. The Colour of Spring in comparison boasts something that those albums and even their previous albums didn't have. Its a collection comfortably situated in its simplicity and fluidity; that shows how Mark Hollis and company had a particular knack for constructing quality pop songs. Songs that are back to back ... read more


this hits differently on vinyl


Such a beautifully surreal experience. This improves on mostly everything from their last two albums. I feel like this is Talk Talk finally getting to their unique sound. Well done.


This is my favourite Talk Talk album. I think it's very consistent, their most interesting work, and has a great sound pallet to back it all up. Chameleon Day is my favorite track, which is unexpected considering it sounds most like their next two albums (which I felt very mixed about) out of all the tracks here.


Talk Talk - 3/5

Woah! What a left turn!

On "The Colour of Spring", Talk Talk fully embrace their uniqueness and basically make an 80s' art rock album. Sure, some of the pop elements from their previous two albums are still present, but this is still wildly different than their other work.

The opener here is probably my favorite track of theirs yet. It has this kind of dancy 80s' drum beat to it, and it's got this really nice groove to it. However, the reason it's so impressive and ... read more


Fuck, this is good

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Added on: April 15, 2013