Album of the Day
The Party's Over
For U.K. New Wave faves Talk Talk, the party was just beginning with THE PARTY’S OVER. The London quartet's 1982 debut was helmed by Duran Duran producer Colin Thurston, and while the two groups earned frequent comparisons, Mark Hollis' vocals and his songs' rich emotional terrain were distinctive even at this early stage. “Mirror Man,” “Today” and “Talk Talk” were the singles, but superb musicianship and inventive arrangements ensure that quality remains high across this set. There's a new Rhino reissue of THE PARTY’S OVER out now on gray vinyl and any fan of sophisticated synth-pop would do well to pick it up.