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MAGNET picks the most overrated & underrated Heads songs

Postby magnetmag on January 19th, 2010, 7:20 pm

MAGNET magazine picks the most overrated and underrated Talking Heads songs:
http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2010/01/1 ... ing-heads/
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Re: MAGNET picks the most overrated & underrated Heads songs

Postby francey on January 20th, 2010, 9:02 am

Crosseyed and pointless ?
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Re: MAGNET picks the most overrated & underrated Heads songs

Postby Chris on January 20th, 2010, 8:56 pm

the author misspelled my name :karate:

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Re: MAGNET picks the most overrated & underrated Heads songs

Postby Mr.DRC on January 20th, 2010, 11:23 pm

"Here's a revisionist pass,magnetmag. Be sure to engage both digits wisely." :2up:

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Re: MAGNET picks the most overrated & underrated Heads songs

Postby cyberyukon on January 21st, 2010, 3:25 am

I guess I can agree that "Swamp" and "Stay Up Late" have had a longer shelf-life than other more-deserved songs.

And although "Wild Wild Life" was the definitive Top 20 radio-happy release from "True Stories", methinks there are many other, stronger tracks that stand out on that album (songs which would probably not have made for good commercial airplay). "Dream Operator" and "City of Dreams", par example.

I'm surprised that "Blind" never really found a home in the band's top lists. And really, there are plenty of under-appreciated tracks on "Naked" that still combine some of the band's early tone with the later-found musical maturities and complexities.

"The Democratic Circus" and "The Facts of Life" have an almost industrial quality to them. And the story and tragedy of "Bill" is, I think, some of the band's most lyrically powerful and emotional work, right up there with "Listening Wind." In fact, the whole second side of "Naked" descends into a mood of anguish and despair. Very evocative. It all ends with "Cool Water", which is as compelling a song as any, full of building anxiety, tension and then finally resolve. It's a resolve that not only serves to bring a mournful end to the song and the album, but to the band's immediate career.
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Re: MAGNET picks the most overrated & underrated Heads songs

Postby francey on January 21st, 2010, 3:14 pm

Chris wrote:the author misspelled my name :karate:

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Re: MAGNET picks the most overrated & underrated Heads songs

Postby Mr.DRC on January 22nd, 2010, 10:50 am

What an absolute Bounder ! I'll have you know, my good man, that some of us refrain from casting aspersions
at the drop of a bowler hat !

(You would think, though...) :P

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Re: MAGNET picks the most overrated & underrated Heads songs

Postby rwgordon on April 7th, 2010, 1:35 pm

Lady don't mind is underrated I reckon, it's a big song from that album but And She Was and Road to Nowhere always seem to get the love (in DB live sets for example).

And how is Psycho Killer over-rated? One of their top five songs without doubt! I would also say that Swamp is under-rated, another great song that for whatever reason was never really played after the 1984 tours.

The only one I really agree with is Stay Up Late, it really seemed like a filler track that doesn't really go anywhere.
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Re: MAGNET picks the most overrated & underrated Heads songs

Postby Animal Boy on April 7th, 2010, 5:20 pm

I don't agree with the overrated list but I'm all for Love → Building On Fire & (Nothing But) Flowers getting some love.



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