The Colour Of Spring (1986) is Talk Talk's transitional album, the one that builds a bridge across from their faux popstardom from The Party's Over (1982) and It's My Life (1984) to the introvert and experimental albums Spirit Of Eden (1988) and Laughing Stock (1991). With the latter two albums the band, fronted by the ever more mysterious Mark Hollis, veered away from the mainstream, whereas on The Colour Of Spring they visited the best of both worlds, creating a kind of pop music that was highly original and at the same time catchy as hell. "Life's What You Make It" may be the most accessible song on the album, a masterpiece with a fantastic music video to boot, directed as always by the master Tim Pope. Now this is what I call a classic!
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