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Fear of Music is the third studio album by American new wave band Talking Heads, released on 3 August 1979 on Sire Records.



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  • Avatar for mybloodyprofile
    The oppressive paranoia and emotional frustration oozes from this thing like a drooling contortionist. This is absolutely amazing stuff and I think it's the Heads at their most direct but also most challenging. Fear Of Music is one of my all-time favorite records. I never tire of it. Song after song is perfectly composed, skillfully deliberate, and lyrically/ sonically fascinating.
  • Avatar for mybloodyprofile
    My.. my favorite one... this one's my favorite.
  • Avatar for talktothewind
    I'M MAD AND THAT'S A FACT I FOUND OUT - this album in one sentence
  • Avatar for Starless_313
    Memories Can't Wait is somehow frightening, it's like sonic paranoia.
  • Avatar for butt-plugsuit
    It's literally impossible not to dance to Cities and Life During Wartime.
  • Avatar for metawirt
    First album I ever heard from Talking Heads, hooked me forever [2]
  • Avatar for Doppz
    Might be my favorite Talking Heads album. Up there with their debut, both of which are better than Remain in Light, IMO.
  • Avatar for sophiewilder
    this or Remain in light? Hmmm. Life During Wartime is great (though not a patch on the stupendous Stop Making Sense version) but Once in a Lifetime edges it. I Zimbra and Paper are skippable, but so is Seen and Not Seen. Nothing on RIL is as beautiful as Heaven, but nothing here is as drivingly unstoppable as The Great Curve. The Overload wins battle of the weird final track. Cities beats Houses in Motion but Crosseyed and Painless and Born Under Punches kick Air, Mind and Animals out of the park. Remain In Light wins, but it had to go the whole distance.
  • Avatar for Washtali
    First album I ever heard from Talking Heads, hooked me forever
  • Avatar for viniciusazevedo
    "I like how the album title can be interpreted in two ways - the quite literal 'Fear Of Music' itself, or the album as a collection of 'Fear Of......' songs ('Fear Of' Music) - e.g. Fear Of Cities, Fear Of Drugs, Fear Of Life During Wartime etc." [2]. It really fits almost all the songs from the album except "I Zimbra".

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