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Posted October 1, 2010
Highly evocative music
I'm delighted and a bit surprised to be the first to write a review for this record. It's obviously been overlooked: maybe it is too smart for its own good, or maybe slightly misplaced historically since 1991 seems like a washer between the base and the bolt. Like most, I assume, first listening to Talk Talk was simultaneously challenging and safe--the conceptual records & amp quot this one included& amp quot are not your traditial nineties fare, but they've been discussed and praised enough that you don't necessarily feel out on a limb listening to them. The music here is spacious. Too, Laughing Stock brings with it that wonderful nineties ethos of an overeducated youth in a world not quite ready for them, yet it also feels optimistic and somehow immediate. It's transcendent presence now is probably part conscious, deliberate craft, and a bit of nostalgia on the part of the reviewer. Either way, the album is highly evocative and thoughtful. If you'd like to hear the nineties beyond what you already know and love--Pixies, Pavement, etc.--listen to this record.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 13, 2008
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