Few artists had the career trajectory that Mark Hollis and his collaborators in Talk Talk had.
Many musical acts start out on the fringes and move to the center, shaving off the eccentricities and otherness to become more palatable.
But Hollis and Talk Talk went the other way.
Not to deliberately alienate audiences.
But to arrive at something that was true to his and their artistic vision.
Something really worth their effort, and yours as a listener.