Talking Heads' most seminal release. Released in 1980, this album draws influence from Nigerian musician Fela Kuti and sees the band members experimenting with African polyrhythms, funk, and electronics. They recorded instrumental tracks as a series of looping grooves, which had never been done before.

Remain in Light was critically acclaimed. Critics praised its sonic experimentation, blending of different genres, and rhythmic innovations. The album peaked at number 19 on the US Billboard 200 and 21 on the UK album charts. The album spawned the single Once in a Lifetime, one of Talking Heads' most famous songs.
Oluchi - What's your favorite Talking Heads album?
Jim - Remain in Light. It's not only my favorite Talking Heads album, it is also my favorite album of all time.
by ...EyeSock... July 15, 2020
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