I’m pleased to have the lead album review in this week’s issue of Metroland, Albany’s alternative newsweekly. The David Byrne & Fatboy Slim album is an interesting project; give a read if you like.
“The music here may not be visionary, but much of it is still delicious. Fatboy Slim’s hand weighs heavily on the addictive electro-stomper ‘Eleven Days.’ With its needling, township guitar riff, high-strung Byrne vocals and references to 50 Cent and reality television, the great ‘American Troglodyte’ sounds the most like what you might expect from ‘the new David Byrne album.
The snaking tropical rhythms of ‘Every Drop of Rain’ and ‘How Are You’ are totally danceable, but sound like genre experiments that Fatboy Slim, author of era-defining Big Beat ear candy like ‘The Rockafeller Skank’ and ‘Praise You,’ could program in his sleep.”