Knowing nothing about the band, except that Laughing Stock was at position 11 on Pitchfork's top albums of the 90s and had some descriptor associated with it that immediately reminded me of XTC's later work, I picked up a few Talk Talk albums yesterday in Ann Arbor -- the intent being getting a copy of Laughing Stock, although I also got Spirit of Eden because the cover art is very similar.
Without having listened to either album prior to getting home about two hours ago, I stopped at Kroger to get some chapstick, because Ann Arbor is very windy and my face is dry and painful. They were playing It's My Life on the radio, there, and I was familiar with the song from the No Doubt cover from sometime in the early aughties.
I didn't actually know that that was also a Talk Talk song until about two minutes ago. I think I'd been assuming it was OMD. I don't know.
This is my favorite kind of coincidence.
Unrelated, yet not entirely apropos to nothing, these cows fucking look like Thompson Twins: