Music: The Heads Are Rolling

Little Creatures is a deft new album of high-IQ rock

Talking Heads is a band of high repute and wide recognition still looking for one of those bring-'em-to-their-knees commercial breakthroughs. The Heads are spoiling for it, in fact, on evidence of their sprightly and acidic new album Little Creatures, a collection of nine nifty, looney tunes that seem calculated to loft them out of their cerebral groove right onto the main highway. Time for everyone to hitch a ride.

The Heads have had their odd successes since their first album was released in 1977. Any prosperity this band enjoyed would have to be odd, since the music it makes, fractured and...

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