It's My Life

Talk Talk - It's My Life
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Based on 115 ratings
1984 Ratings: #36
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February 1, 1984 / Release Date
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EMI / Label
Synthpop / Genres
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80
AllMusic

Still pulling off the catchy single on It's My Life, Talk Talk also proved themselves capable of achieving a cohesive album -- a rare feat for the time and an unexpected surprise from a band that seemed to be simply a bandwagon-jumper.

WhatTheFunk
72
The early Talk Talk is not a laughing stock.

In our little world of trendy musical elitism, uttering "Laughing Stock is great" has almost become a shameless cliché. Everything has been said thirty-six thousand times on this album (and on its predecessor "Spirit of Eden"), not a metaphor has been spared, it will have aroused all emotions, from total incomprehension to passionate idolatry. And for both sides, it is recurrent to dismiss right away the prime career of ... read more
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85
"It's My Life" is much improved from "The Party's Over" in every way. The vocals are powerful, the production is great, the hooks are outstanding and this is pretty much a cut above most 80's synthpop releases, overall.

Fav Tracks: It's My Life, Such a Shame, Dum Dum Girl, The Last Time, It's You, Tomorrow Started

Least Fav Track: Does Caroline Know

Score:
8.5
Exceptional
TheBravesDH
78
Well above your standard cookie-cutter synthpop release at the time, but not as engaging as their later works. Worth it for the powerful title track alone.
daFigz
83
The brilliant follow-up to the debut 'The Parties Over.' Intriguing album art, spot-on production and cleverly spun stories in the lyrics give the listener plenty of to ponder. Frankly, this LP introduced a more cerebral level of Synth-pop. Essential.
JeremiahMurphy
86
I’m really fucking with the material on here too. Talk Talk is 2 for 2 now. I think this did what The Party’s Over did but better. The vibe of this one is incredible it practically lifted my off my feet!
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Track List

  1. Dum Dum Girl
  2. Such a Shame
  3. Renée
  4. It's My Life
  5. Tomorrow Started
  6. The Last Time
  7. Call in the Night Boy
  8. Does Caroline Know?
  9. It's You  
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Added on: May 13, 2013