10 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This record—Byrne’s first as a solo artist in 14 years—offers a timely examination of the American experiment, shot through with purpose and kinetic strangeness. Whether clinging to small pleasures with absurdist observations (“Every Day Is a Miracle”) or contemplating freedom amid harmonica-sprinkled funk (“Gasoline and Dirty Sheets”), the tremulous former Talking Heads leader brings trademark brio and unexpectedness. And as the giddy, percussive earworm “Everybody’s Coming to My House” hits (“We’re only tourists in this life/Only tourists, but the view is nice”), American Utopia puts forward a compelling case for optimism in even the darkest times.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This record—Byrne’s first as a solo artist in 14 years—offers a timely examination of the American experiment, shot through with purpose and kinetic strangeness. Whether clinging to small pleasures with absurdist observations (“Every Day Is a Miracle”) or contemplating freedom amid harmonica-sprinkled funk (“Gasoline and Dirty Sheets”), the tremulous former Talking Heads leader brings trademark brio and unexpectedness. And as the giddy, percussive earworm “Everybody’s Coming to My House” hits (“We’re only tourists in this life/Only tourists, but the view is nice”), American Utopia puts forward a compelling case for optimism in even the darkest times.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Corona Joe ,

Uh OH!

After the release of Everybodys Coming to My House, I had high hopes. David Byrne's brain is functioning on a different level than mine. ( which, he is entitled to do). Certianly not worth the wait for this CD. Disappointing. :(

eatright ,

Taxing

This is closer to Wesley Willis territory than Talking Heads. Yes I know this is a solo effort but it really is difficult to get through. Not as bad as the Lou Reed/Metallica thing but a few zip codes away.

My and My Arrow ,

I would have expected

I am disappointed. Yes it is quirky, avante guard, and interesting as you woudl expect. But it is not good or even fun to listen to. I love most of his previous stuff and the stuff i didn't love, at least I thought i got it. I don't get this.

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