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on 6 November 2015
I love 80’s music but I have to be honest and say that like another reviewer my memories of Talk Talk were a bit vague. They were in fact an English new wave group, active from 1981 until their breakup in 1992.
They had a string of hit singles. But they moved away from synthpop towards more experimental music in the mid 1980’s. They had internationally success but their commercial appeal receded as their critical reputation increased.
The group had mixed success in the UK and they abandoned the synthpop style completely with their third album, ‘The Colour of Spring’, released in 1986. This became their biggest studio album success in the UK, making the Top 10 with my personal favourite song of theirs ‘Life’s What You Make It’ which was also successful internationally.
As others have said, I can't imagine myself delving into their back catalogue but I am really pleased that I bought this compilation The band encompasses a unique sound from the 1980's era and their songs are certainly varied, but for me personally it’s a bit of a mixed bag of mostly hits with a few misses.