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Rank the Tracks: Talking Heads' Remain in Light (1980)

Post by babydoll » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:21 pm

So sorry, guys. I got so sick last week and accidentally spaced Rank the Tracks. I'm ashamed of myself. Moving on...


Truly once in a lifetime.

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Remain in Light (1980) tracklisting:
01 | Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
02 | Crosseyed and Painless
03 | The Great Curve
04 | Once in a Lifetime
05 | Houses in Motion
06 | Seen and Not Seen
07 | Listening Wind
08 | The Overload

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Post by Honorio » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:28 pm

04 | Once in a Lifetime
01 | Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
02 | Crosseyed and Painless
05 | Houses in Motion
03 | The Great Curve
08 | The Overload
06 | Seen and Not Seen
07 | Listening Wind

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04 | Once in a Lifetime
01 | Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
02 | Crosseyed and Painless
05 | Houses in Motion
03 | The Great Curve
06 | Seen and Not Seen
07 | Listening Wind
08 | The Overload
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Post by deadpacifist » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:15 pm

04 | Once in a Lifetime
07 | Listening Wind
05 | Houses in Motion
06 | Seen and Not Seen
08 | The Overload
03 | The Great Curve
01 | Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
02 | Crosseyed and Painless

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Post by DaveC » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:24 pm

07 | Listening Wind
04 | Once in a Lifetime
01 | Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
05 | Houses in Motion
03 | The Great Curve
06 | Seen and Not Seen
02 | Crosseyed and Painless
08 | The Overload

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Post by Nick » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:59 pm

1. Once in a Lifetime
2. The Great Curve
3. Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
4. Crosseyed and Painless
5. Houses in Motion
6. Seen and Not Seen
7. The Overload
8. Listening Wind

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:41 am

1. Once in a Lifetime
2. Crosseyed and Painless
3. Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
4. The Great Curve
5. Listening Wind
6. Houses in Motion
7. The Overload
8. Seen and Not Seen


Side 2 (with an obvious exception) kind of bores me. Overall pretty great. I ranked More Songs About Buildings and Food higher in my top 500 list.

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Post by antonius » Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:01 pm

1. Once in a Lifetime
2. Crosseyed and Painless
3. Listening Wind
4. The Great Curve
5. Houses in Motion
6. Seen and Not Seen

large gap

7. Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
8. The Overload

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Post by luney6 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:44 pm

I think that the Talking Heads really have much better albums.

02 | Crosseyed and Painless
04 | Once in a Lifetime
01 | Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
03 | The Great Curve
08 | The Overload
05 | Houses in Motion
07 | Listening Wind
06 | Seen and Not Seen
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Post by Moonbeam » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:27 pm

03 | The Great Curve
01 | Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
02 | Crosseyed and Painless
05 | Houses in Motion
07 | Listening Wind
08 | The Overload
06 | Seen and Not Seen
04 | Once in a Lifetime

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Post by Jackson » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:59 pm

1. The Great Curve
2. Once in a Lifetime
3. Born Under Punches
4. Crosseyed and Painless
5. Listening Wind
6. Seen and Not Seen
7. The Overload
8. Houses in Motion


Can someone who ranked The Great Curve midpack for this album explain why? I think it's one of the 50 greatest songs of all time, so it's obviously my number one here, but I also think it's particularly emblematic of what makes this album great. I expected it to at least be the consensus 2 but doesn't look like it will.

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Post by Toni » Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:45 am

Perfect album from one of my favorite bands. Still prefer "Fear of Music", though.

Live in Phoenix, I used to find side 2 boring, either, but with repeated listenings, I've discovered how pleasant it is. Actually, now I think it's because of this side that I feel like returning to this album every once in a while, such a remarkable atmosphere it creates. The last two tracks, specially, become surprisingly better with each audition.

Maybe the best thing of making this album's rank, for me, is that I've never seen the general critics' or fans' opinion on it's tracks. I still haven't looked at the other acclaimers' ranks (only at the comments), but I am already surprised by Jackson's comment about "The Great Curve" not being the obvious #2. Since the first time I'd heard the album, that track looks like the clear "hit" after "Once in a Lifetime".

01 | Once in a Lifetime
02 | Crosseyed and Painless
03 | The Great Curve
04 | Listening Wind
05 | Houses in Motion
06 | Seen and Not Seen
07 | The Overload
08 | Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)

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Post by Bruno » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:15 pm

04 | Once in a Lifetime
01 | Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
02 | Crosseyed and Painless
03 | The Great Curve
05 | Houses in Motion
06 | Seen and Not Seen
07 | Listening Wind
08 | The Overload

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Post by whuntva » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:29 am

Last album I have to catch up on...

Once in a Lifetime
Houses in Motion
The Great Curve
Listening Wind
Seen and Not Seen
Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
Crosseyed and Painless
The Overload


Has a middling position on my Top 500 albums list, but still a good listen.
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Post by Miguel » Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:51 am

04 | Once in a Lifetime
02 | Crosseyed and Painless
01 | Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
03 | The Great Curve
05 | Houses in Motion
08 | The Overload
06 | Seen and Not Seen
07 | Listening Wind

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Post by Michel » Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:07 pm

04 | Once in a Lifetime
06 | Seen and Not Seen
01 | Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
02 | Crosseyed and Painless
03 | The Great Curve
07 | Listening Wind
05 | Houses in Motion
08 | The Overload

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Post by Matski » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:51 pm

04 | Once in a Lifetime
03 | The Great Curve
02 | Crosseyed and Painless
01 | Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
05 | Houses in Motion
07 | Listening Wind
08 | The Overload
06 | Seen and Not Seen

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Post by ordinaryperson » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:50 am

"Same as it ever was..."

01 | Once in a Lifetime
02 | Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
03 | Crosseyed and Painless
04 | The Great Curve
05 | Houses in Motion
06 | Seen and Not Seen
07 | Listening Wind
08 | The Overload
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Post by sonofsamiam » Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:04 pm

03 | The Great Curve
04 | Once in a Lifetime
02 | Crosseyed and Painless
01 | Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
05 | Houses in Motion
07 | Listening Wind
06 | Seen and Not Seen
08 | The Overload

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Post by EmilienDelRey » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:55 pm

04 | Once in a Lifetime
03 | The Great Curve
01 | Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
02 | Crosseyed and Painless
05 | Houses in Motion
07 | Listening Wind
06 | Seen and Not Seen
08 | The Overload

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Post by andyd1010 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:21 pm

1 | Once in a Lifetime
2 | The Great Curve
3 | Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
4 | Houses in Motion
5 | Crosseyed and Painless
6 | Listening Wind
7 | Seen and Not Seen
8 | The Overload

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Post by Romain » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:54 pm

Always a pleasure to listening this album. It don't get old.

Great:
04 | Once in a Lifetime
02 | Crosseyed and Painless
08 | The Overload

Good:
01 | Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
03 | The Great Curve
07 | Listening Wind

OK:
06 | Seen and Not Seen
05 | Houses in Motion

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Post by jamieW » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:31 am

04 | Once in a Lifetime*
08 | The Overload*
01 | Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
03 | The Great Curve
07 | Listening Wind
05 | Houses in Motion
02 | Crosseyed and Painless
06 | Seen and Not Seen

Personal favorites *
Overall album rating: 7.25

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Post by bootsy » Sun May 21, 2017 2:23 am

01 | Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
04 | Once in a Lifetime
03 | The Great Curve
06 | Seen and Not Seen
05 | Houses in Motion
07 | Listening Wind
02 | Crosseyed and Painless
08 | The Overload

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Post by krendler » Fri May 26, 2017 7:00 pm

04 | Once in a Lifetime
01 | Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
06 | Seen and Not Seen
07 | Listening Wind
03 | The Great Curve
02 | Crosseyed and Painless
05 | Houses in Motion
08 | The Overload

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Post by bonnielaurel » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:51 am

04 | Once in a Lifetime
03 | The Great Curve
01 | Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
08 | The Overload
02 | Crosseyed and Painless
07 | Listening Wind
05 | Houses in Motion
06 | Seen and Not Seen
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Post by SJner » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:34 am

1. The great curve
2. Crosseyed and painless
3. Born under punches (The heat goes on)
4. Once in a lifetime
5. Houses in motion
6. Listening wind
7. Seen and not seen
8. The overload

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Post by Elder » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:31 pm

04 | Once in a Lifetime

01 | Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
03 | The Great Curve


06 | Seen and Not Seen

052 | Houses in Motion
025 | Crosseyed and Painless

07 | Listening Wind


08 | The Overload
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Post by mileswide » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:34 am

05| Houses in Motion
03| The Great Curve
04| Once in a Lifetime
07| Listening Wind
02| Crosseyed and Painless
08| The Overload
06| Seen and Not Seen
01| Born under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
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Post by ArcadeFire » Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:35 pm

01 | Once in a Lifetime
02 |Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
03 | Crosseyed and Painless
04 | Houses in Motion
05 | The Overload (a haunting, brilliant closer that doesn't get the respect it deserves)
06 | Listening Wind
07 | Seen and Not Seen
08 | The Great Curve

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