I love David Byrne. Never before has there been a musician with as much innovation or vision. Rei Momo is a truly wonderful album-possibly the most polished example of Byrne's solo work. On the surface an upbeat samba-inspired work but, as usual, there's a lot more to the former Talking Heads frontman's songs than meet the eye. Political messages and sociological acumen are cleverly woven into a fresh, alternative sound that borrows from other styles but has a flavour all of its own. Never one for the conventional, David Byrne is clearly different yet manages to avoid the pretentiousness that so many artists are resplendent of. Outstanding tracks are Make Believe Mambo, The Call of the Wild, Lie To Me and Marching Through the Wilderness- enough to suggest there's plenty of fuel in the Byrne tank yet.