History Music / TalkTalk

14th Oct '17 7:19:26 PM CassandraLeo
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* InNameOnly: Inverted with Mark Hollis' solo record; it's frequently considered a Talk Talk album in all but name, and is considered to comprise a loose trilogy with the band's final two official albums.
14th Oct '17 7:11:09 PM CassandraLeo
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** One example, of a sort: ''The Colour of Spring'' gives us "I Don't Believe in You"; ''Spirit of Eden'' gives you "I Believe in You".

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** One example, of a sort: ''The Colour of Spring'' gives us "I Don't Believe in You"; ''Spirit of Eden'' gives you us "I Believe in You".
14th Oct '17 7:08:49 PM CassandraLeo
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* EpicRocking: ''Spirit of Eden'' included a side-long suite, which lasts for twenty-three minutes. Other songs on their last two albums are also generally quite long, with "After the Flood" (9:38) and "New Grass" (9:40) being particularly noteworthy.

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* ContinuityNod: They have a few.
** One example, of a sort: ''The Colour of Spring'' gives us "I Don't Believe in You"; ''Spirit of Eden'' gives you "I Believe in You".
** The last two album covers feature birds in trees. The ''Music/LaughingStock'' artwork gives the birds shapes similar to the Earth's continents; it's subtle, but impossible to unsee once you notice it.
* EpicRocking: ''Spirit of Eden'' included a side-long suite, which lasts for twenty-three minutes. Other songs on their last two albums are also generally quite long, with "After the Flood" (9:38) and "New Grass" (9:40) being particularly noteworthy. ''The Colour of Spring'' and Mark Hollis' solo album also have a few examples of this, with the longest on each release being "Time It's Time" (8:14) and "A Life (1895 - 1915)" (8:10), respectively.



* KidsRock: "Happiness is Easy".

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* KidsRock: "Happiness is Is Easy".


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* TitleTrack: Confusingly, the ''song'' "The Colour of Spring" doesn't appear on the ''album'' ''The Colour of Spring''; it shows up on Mark Hollis' solo album instead. In fact, only the band's first two albums play this trope straight.
23rd Jan '17 5:25:52 PM Xtifr
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* [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]]: Their best known style.

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* [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]]: NewWaveMusic: Their best known style.
30th Jul '16 12:28:35 AM Rivfruifv
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* PerishingAltRockVoice: Mark Hollis on ''Spirit of Eden'', ''Laughing Stock'' and his self-titled solo album. Might even be a very literal interpretation of this given how quietly he sings on these records, balancing it out with a number of vocal crescendos on each song.
1st May '16 10:13:07 PM Rivfruifv
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!!Tropes that apply to Talk Talk include:

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!!Tropes that apply to Talk Talk include:!!Trope trope, trope trope, all you wanna do is trope trope:


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* KidsRock: "Happiness is Easy".
25th Apr '16 11:24:00 PM aye_amber
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While Hollis from the start cited jazz musicians like MilesDavis, Music/JohnColtrane and classical artists like Bartók and Debussy and influences, the band's financial situation in their early years forced them to rely on synths and brought about predictable comparisons to [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] artists like DuranDuran. Snapped up by EMI, the lads released their first album in 1982, ''The Party's Over''. Produced by former DavidBowie and DuranDuran engineer Colin Thurston, the album showcased the SynthPop[=/=][[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] sound that attracted accusations of [[FollowTheLeader derivativeness]] but scraped the UK Top 40 with "Talk Talk" and "Today". In the ensuing tour, the band opened for Music/{{Genesis}} at a concert, forcing Hollis to spend most of the set avoiding whatever fans threw on stage.

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While Hollis from the start cited jazz musicians like MilesDavis, Music/JohnColtrane Music/MilesDavis, Music/JohnColtrane, and classical artists like Bartók and Debussy and influences, the band's financial situation in their early years forced them to rely on synths and brought about predictable comparisons to [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] artists like DuranDuran. Music/DuranDuran. Snapped up by EMI, the lads released their first album in 1982, ''The Party's Over''. Over.'' Produced by former DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie and DuranDuran Music/DuranDuran engineer Colin Thurston, the album showcased the SynthPop[=/=][[NewWaveMusic SynthPop / [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] sound that attracted accusations of [[FollowTheLeader derivativeness]] but scraped the UK Top 40 with "Talk Talk" and "Today". "Today." In the ensuing tour, the band opened for Music/{{Genesis}} at a concert, forcing Hollis to spend most of the set avoiding whatever fans threw on stage.
3rd Feb '16 9:29:28 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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* AwesomeArt: The surrealist album sleeves painted by James Marsh are wonderful to look at.
2nd Jan '16 4:49:10 AM Morgenthaler
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While Hollis from the start cited jazz musicians like MilesDavis, JohnColtrane and classical artists like Bartók and Debussy and influences, the band's financial situation in their early years forced them to rely on synths and brought about predictable comparisons to [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] artists like DuranDuran. Snapped up by EMI, the lads released their first album in 1982, ''The Party's Over''. Produced by former DavidBowie and DuranDuran engineer Colin Thurston, the album showcased the SynthPop[=/=][[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] sound that attracted accusations of [[FollowTheLeader derivativeness]] but scraped the UK Top 40 with "Talk Talk" and "Today". In the ensuing tour, the band opened for Music/{{Genesis}} at a concert, forcing Hollis to spend most of the set avoiding whatever fans threw on stage.

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While Hollis from the start cited jazz musicians like MilesDavis, JohnColtrane Music/JohnColtrane and classical artists like Bartók and Debussy and influences, the band's financial situation in their early years forced them to rely on synths and brought about predictable comparisons to [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] artists like DuranDuran. Snapped up by EMI, the lads released their first album in 1982, ''The Party's Over''. Produced by former DavidBowie and DuranDuran engineer Colin Thurston, the album showcased the SynthPop[=/=][[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] sound that attracted accusations of [[FollowTheLeader derivativeness]] but scraped the UK Top 40 with "Talk Talk" and "Today". In the ensuing tour, the band opened for Music/{{Genesis}} at a concert, forcing Hollis to spend most of the set avoiding whatever fans threw on stage.
25th Dec '15 12:19:59 PM Morgenthaler
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Small wonder that the band couldn't follow up on it: they disbanded a year later. Hollis released a self-titled solo album in 1998 and then disappeared from music completely, Webb (under the moniker Rustin Man) recorded a collaborative album with Beth Gibbons of Music/{{Portishead}} to rave reviews in 2002, and started a new band with Harris, and Friese-Greene returned to a solo career while moonlighting as an occasional producer (such as on {{Lush}}'s ''Sweetness and Light'' EP).

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Small wonder that the band couldn't follow up on it: they disbanded a year later. Hollis released a self-titled solo album in 1998 and then disappeared from music completely, Webb (under the moniker Rustin Man) recorded a collaborative album with Beth Gibbons of Music/{{Portishead}} to rave reviews in 2002, and started a new band with Harris, and Friese-Greene returned to a solo career while moonlighting as an occasional producer (such as on {{Lush}}'s Music/{{Lush}}'s ''Sweetness and Light'' EP).
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