Album of the Day
Outsider artist Howard Finster's cover design for LITTLE CREATURES suggests eccentric fun, and the music on Talking Heads' sixth studio set really delivers it. With an occasional steel guitar lick, Americana is more prominent than the African rhythms the quartet employed on such albums as REMAIN IN LIGHT, but more importantly this is an album built on accessible songs. Such hook-filled tracks as “And She Was,” “The Lady Don't Mind” and “Road to Nowhere” helped consolidate the group's growing success while retaining the off-kilter lyrics that had long been the Heads' hallmark. Now celebrating its 35th anniversary, LITTLE CREATURES was both a popular and critical triumph, selling more than 2 million copies and topping the annual Village Voice Pazz and Jop poll.