0929. Talking Heads
Remain In Light
Using Fela Kuti's album Afrodesiac as an their major inspiration, Talking Heads created their (probably) best album using polyrhythmia and loops.
The one exception is the final song, The Overload, a dark and droning piece of work that's good in it's own way, but no match for the funky, percussion-driven, almost stressful, tracks like The Great Curve (the post-chorus (or what to call it) of which is just wow).
A surprise is that the classic Once In A Lifetime isn't the top track here, but instead it's almost a tie between the aforementioned The Great Curve and the melancholy Listening Wind.
They did a good job on More Songs About Buildings And Food, but this album just keeps going, chugging forward sort of relentlessly, and I can't not bob along to it.