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Talking Heads: Speaking In Tongues

Roy Trakin, Creem, September 1983

WITHOUT THE ANCHORS of either longtime producer Brian Eno or the general pancultural ideology expressed on their last few records, the Talking Heads' latest album, Speaking In Tongues, might seem somewhat out of kilter, its tightly coiled arrangements and stream-of-consciousness lyrics reflecting, on first listen, either a holding action for the group or even a few regressive steps back.

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