Thursday, July 15, 2010

Quarter Century Review: Little Creatures

Talking Heads
Little Creatures
Produced by Talking Heads

To be honest, I'm not sure why I'm even listening to this in its entirety. I have, on occasion, enjoyed some Talking Heads tunes but the thought of an entire album rubs me the wrong way. There are certain instances where David Byrne's voice is not so irritating (like his 2007 collaboration with Brian Eno) but this album is not it.

Creatures starts off well enough with "And She Was,". There is then the canyon that the album inevitably falls into. It claws its way out for "Stay Up Late," only to slip back down into the deep recesses of pop hell. Early Talking Heads had an edge to it that is largely missing here. The eighties weren't kind to many artists and Byrne and company were not exempt.

Overall Grade = 6.83

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