Talking Heads - 12 x 12 Original Remixes (EMI) Call me a befuddled old vinyl-buyer, but it's comforting to be reminded that pop music could sometimes be this good. Nostalgia isn't the trip here though, because this dozen remixed 12-inch (and 10-inch) singles sound as fresh and vigorous as the day they were minted. Few bands were ever as uncompromisingly imaginative, and pop rarely as intelligent as when Talking Heads created it. The extended formats allowed them to indulge even more artistic whims than usual, so these are effectively the widescreen equivalents of some familiar songs from their last three albums (Little Creatures, True Stories and Naked), featuring extrapolated solos and augmented instrumental passages, in a top-value, 71-minute package. Which brings us to another reason for the renewed activity surrounding a band which split up as long ago as 1991: the re-release in the United States of Talking Heads' seminal concert film, Stop Making Sense, overhauled and extended to include seven extra songs. And the good news is that the re-releases will continue, with more remixed albums planned. That would justify the disappointment of this album's missing unquestioned classics like Once In A Lifetime and Psycho Killer. What treats are in store! All the music world needs now is a Talking Heads comeback.