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Love This Giant

10 Sep 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 10 Sep 2012
  • Label: 4AD
  • Copyright: 2012 4AD Ltd Under Exclusive License from Todo Mundo
  • Total Length: 44:19
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0094YPMEW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,536 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Greg Boyd on 30 Nov 2013
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David Byrne and St Vincent have both proven to be intelligent, creative and frankly strange songwriters. There was definitely potential for this album to become a disastrous clash of styles or battle of personalities. In actual fact, the album features the very best of both artists and, though the vocals are slightly Byrne heavy, David Byrne and St Vincent are more or less evenly represented here.

That being said, the music doesn't particularly resemble that of the regular output of either artist. They've combined to create a new sound for Love This Giant. The album relies quite heavily on an occasionally discordant brass section that adds power and energy to the arrangements.The songs were written with the brass section in mind so, far from being a cheap gimmick to market the album the brass section are the backbone and often carry the melody.

St Vincents appeal is not really in her voice. Her voice is not bad by any stretch of the imagination but it's also not really unique in any way. Despite this, the delivery of her unusual lyrics on her own surreal songs such as Ice Age is brilliant. David Byrne has a fascinating voice. At times it is strained and harsh (Who), sometimes it is soft and mysterious (I Am An Ape) and sometimes it's full of emotion and power (Outside Of Space And Time). He never had a perfect and polished voice, even in his Talking Heads days, but he's always known how to use it well.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Big Jim TOP 50 REVIEWER on 10 Sep 2012
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You can probably tell by the cover image of Annie Clark and her strange jaw that there is bound to be a degree of oddness afoot here and this is backed up by the music, which is definitely not "mainstream". Lyrical quirks abound, and the stop/start rhythms take a bit of getting used to but patience is rewarded as you begin to appreciate that this is music for grown ups, not to be listened to and immediately discarded but to be savoured again and again as new textures and soundscapes reveal themselves. There are electronic treatments aplenty as well as melifluous brass (is that a tuba in there?) some funky bass and guitar, basically the "unexpected" that you'd expect from these 2. For me a couple of tracks don't quite work, Ice age doesn't really go anywhere and the forest awakes goes on a bit, but these are minor personal quibbles that others may not share. Well worth a listen.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chukkaman on 25 Mar 2013
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These two mavericks should have found each other a million years ago...they fit seamlessly in style, emotion, quirkiness and sheer genius! As a result of listening to this, I have booked to see them on their tour this summer!
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By J. B. howden on 30 April 2014
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unusual I am a keen fan of talking heads so it is of interest to hear him in 2014 well done
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How on earth did this album slip under the radar. It is a master piece of quirkiness with some truly unique arrangements to superb songs. Worth 5 stars because there something everyone will like on this record.
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By ruth everett on 4 April 2014
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This is a superb collaboration. Who - 1st track - was one of the best single releases of 2012 and worth 5 stars in isolation. The other tracks aren't as immediately forthcoming but give them time and they'll grow and grow on you.
Personally, I'm obsessed with David Byrne's "hup" noises.. you'll know what I mean when you listen to the album..
Highly recommended.
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By Pauline on 8 Oct 2013
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I'm in love with this album. I listen to it non-stop on Spotify, but decided I had to have a hard copy.
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By JMS on 14 Mar 2013
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David Byrne doesn't disappoint - very interesting and immediately attention grabbing - I listened to it 3 times in a row when I first got it
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