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Laughing Stock is the fifth and final LP from Talk Talk, released on November 19, 1991 from Polydor records. It marks the pinnacle of the band's transformation from synth-pop into an experimental, impressionistic sound that would later share characteristics with what music critics called post-rock; as such, it is the quintessential document of a proto-post-rock sound from this incredibly creative group, and it serves as a touchstone record for the era. Since it's release, many years later it has been… read more

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  • The best album ever.
  • only thing of life
  • One of my top 5 albums. Masterpiece!
  • The perfected version of Spirit Of Eden.
  • Just brilliant.
  • I laugh at people who put up their ignorant faces saying "huh isn't that like Duran Duran new wave shite" when I claim this is one of the best albums ever in any genre. People are so dumb. The age of sock will set you all straight.
  • very like dis thing
  • A beautiful album and worthy companion to Spirit of Eden.
  • When I bought this on CD from my local Our Price (a record shop now defunct) Post Rock as genre didn't exist. It didn't belong to any genre it was, along with Spirit of Eden, out on it's own. To me it still is. If there are any albums which inhabit a similar habitat as this and it's precursor, I'd say Van Morrison's Astral Weeks, Bitches Brew by Miles davis and Scott Walker's Scott trilogy.
  • Very good album . Masterpiece

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