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I'll say More Songs About Buildings and Food.
I'm a stickler for the Eno years, and Remain in Light just has the best songs on it, totally remarkable production so far ahead of everything else. Afro-beat rythms, ambient loops, song-structures that defied anything in post-punk/new wave that came before.
I think !!! owe their entire existence to that album.
i really really like that album.
Although i think remain in light and 77 are only slightly behind
except 'Little Creatures' and 'Naked', which are just very good.
Remain In Light
Fear of Music
But they're very close and the positions probably change quite a lot.
I'm assuming you just mean studio albums. Cos "Stop Making Sense" is best overall.
after lots of listening to stop making sense and the best of. Only got Fear of Music so far, but its pretty damn good. Although maybe drops off a bit after Heaven.
Going to get Remain in Light next.
...although they're all brilliant in their own way, i wouldn't say any of the albums were totally flawless 10 out of 10 standard, to be fair.
77 is a little gauche, especially in the case of No Compassion.
More Songs About Buildings and Food, for me, is the closest of the earlier stuff to being perfection.
Fear Of Music is a touch robotic and self-involved, and loses its way with Electric Guitar.
Remain In Light is brave and daring, but for the last few tracks, I wouldn't say eminently enjoyable (though of course not all challenging music has to be enjoyable per se).
and Speaking In Tongues is catchy as hell (and boasts Naive Melody) but is awash with dated 80s production and a mid-point sag after the cracking opening quartet.
I would actually say that your best bet would be The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads (picked it up for 6 quid in Resident i Brighton), I reckon that most of the songs, especially on the first disc, top the studio versions.
And Stop Making Sense, well... that goes without saying.
What does anyone else think?
why would you listen to it if you dont enjoy listening to it?
i should perhaps say 'revel in delight at'. i wouldn't say i particularly 'enjoyed' listening to closer by joy division or watching 'inland empire' but they are still enriching/rewarding experiences
i just don't really like 'listening wind' or 'the overload', that's all. so to answer your question in a grotesquely long-winded way - i dont enjoy them and i dont listen to them!
theres different types of enjoyment you can get from music.
is really, really good, and a very good place to go after acquiring a few of the albums.
For me, today. Could be Remain in Light or Fear of Music next week.