500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Talking Heads, 'Talking Heads: 77'

291. Talking Heads, 'Talking Heads: 77'

Sire, 1977

The Heads wore button-down shirts and embraced a tightly wound normality as rebellion. "For a long time, I felt, 'Well, fuck everybody,'" David Byrne told Punk magazine in 1976. "Well, now I want to be accepted." The result was the tense, ingeniously constricted sound of their debut – geek-chic with hooks and charm.

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