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#378: More Songs About Buildings and Food by The Talking Heads

5.27.2011


More Songs About Buildings and Food by The Talking Heads (1978)

Favorite Track(s): "Found A Job" and "Take Me to the River" (mostly because I love Bruce Springsteen's version in the middle of live "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out") and "The Big Country"

Thoughts: Well, first they get points for a clever album title (or at least clever to me). The cover isn't bad, either.

I believe this our first Talking Heads album! I have to confess I always thought of them as an 80s band, but here they are with an album from the 70s! Nice. Also, they have a female bassist! Double nice.

What wasn't as nice for me was the music. I wanted it to be! I wanted to like it! But I just didn't. It felt repetitive and erratic. Which I realize are two adjectives that don't normally go together, but for this album they do, ok? I wasn't sure what mood the songs were hoping to provoke...just not my bag.

Is This Better Than A Hard Day's Night?: No.

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