American Utopia (LP)


David Byrne

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Amoeba Review

03/08/2018

American Utopia, David Byrne's first album since 2004, is an intellectual, playful, and memorable chronicle of -- you guessed it -- modern American society. Byrne tackles the tough stuff on songs like "Bullet," about a gun death, and "Gasoline And Dirty Sheets," featuring a refugee's take on consumer culture. Yet there's also plenty of levity here on tracks like "Every Day Is A Miracle," a tribute to the quotidian as seen through the eyes of a bug, a bird and...a tongue. The album's sound is lush, eclectic, and breathlessly alive and that's thanks in part to Byrne's superstar lineup of collaborators, among them producers Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, Adele) and Patrick Dillett (Nile Rogers, Sufjan Stevens,) synth player Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), drummer Joey Waronker (Beck), singer/pianist Sampha, and the inimitable Mr. Brian Eno. Byrne's ability to continually evolve and expand his sound is impressive and this latest LP is a fantastic showcase for one of our greatest contemporary artists.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
I Dance Like This
David Byrne 03:33
2.
Gasoline & Dirty Sheets
David Byrne 03:19
3.
Every Day Is A Miracle
David Byrne 04:46
4.
Dog's Mind
David Byrne 02:29
5.
This Is That
David Byrne 04:31


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
It's Not Dark Up Here
David Byrne 04:10
2.
Bullet
David Byrne 03:09
3.
Doing The Right Thing
David Byrne 03:38
4.
Everybody's Coming To My House
David Byrne 03:29
5.
Here
David Byrne 04:13

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