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This review is from: Grown Backwards (Audio CD)
In contrast with his last chart hit "Lazy" David Byrne is backed by a string section and a variety of classical instruments in the majority of tracks on this album, which also contains two traditional classical renditions! It's certainly not his most upbeat, although as usual with Byrne it's full of great lyrics and music. The opening track, "Glass, Concrete & Stone" is typically weird subject matter. Other standout tracks for me are "The man who loved beer", the rather funky "Dialog box" & "The other side of this Life" with it's uplifting strings. But it's all good. David Byrne creates the type of songs that only he does - which makes it difficult to describe his music. I highly recommend seeing him in concert. If you've liked his post Talking Heads stuff in the past I'm sure you'll dig this...