David Byrne Byrne has always been partial to the musical breezes of the Brazilian tropicalia movement, but what once appeared to be a stylistic tic now seems… David Byrne Byrne has always been partial to the musical breezes of the Brazilian tropicalia movement, but what once appeared to be a stylistic tic now seems… David Byrne
Music Review

Grown Backwards

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: David Byrne

Byrne has always been partial to the musical breezes of the Brazilian tropicalia movement, but what once appeared to be a stylistic tic now seems to be a permanent passion. And we're all the better for it. Byrne's affectless tenor is a perfect match for the delicate bob-and-weave grooves on this CD, his arch lyrics a sharp tool for playful misdirection. Dance, think, smile.

Originally posted Mar 26, 2004 Published in issue #757 Mar 26, 2004 Order article reprints
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