15 Songs, 57 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Talking Heads’ second album is the sound of wires pulled taut, of nerves fraying, of matches singeing fingertips. Sharpening 77’s punk-funk edge, with punched-up production courtesy Brian Eno, “With Our Love” pairs slashing guitars with David Byrne’s customary yelp; the wry “Found a Job” wraps cultural critique in positive affirmations and no-nonsense dance-floor energy. A cover of Al Green’s “Take Me to the River” is a soulful revelation: slow, slinky, and a chance for Byrne to show off his deeply original voice.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Talking Heads’ second album is the sound of wires pulled taut, of nerves fraying, of matches singeing fingertips. Sharpening 77’s punk-funk edge, with punched-up production courtesy Brian Eno, “With Our Love” pairs slashing guitars with David Byrne’s customary yelp; the wry “Found a Job” wraps cultural critique in positive affirmations and no-nonsense dance-floor energy. A cover of Al Green’s “Take Me to the River” is a soulful revelation: slow, slinky, and a chance for Byrne to show off his deeply original voice.

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