Byrne, David & St. Vincent / Love This Giant
Album:Love This Giant Collection:General
Artist:Byrne, David & St. Vincent Added:Oct 2012

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Add Date:2012-10-05 Pull Date:2012-12-07 
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Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2012-10-04 
“Love This Giant” David Byrne and St. Vincent
David Byrne and St. Vincent (Annie Clark) — two widely respected singer/songwriters — come together on this collaboration to create an excellent collection of indie pop/rock tunes. From echoes of Talking Heads classics and Byrne’s collaborations with Brian Eno to St. Vincent’s distinctive vocals and guitar riffs, the songs’ elements blend together — underscored by low saxophones and horns — to a offer a delicious menu that will appeal to varied tastes.
— Francis

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1. (3:50) Who — Funky groove carried by Byrne’s distinctive vocals and the counterpoint of the horns. Nice backing vocals by St. Vincent. ****
2. (3:07) Weekend in the Dust — Faster tempo with trippy, syncopated beat. St. Vincent on lead vocals with a lot of brass.
3. (3:43) Dinner for Two — Sharp brass attacks, synth elements and handclaps complement Byrne’s vocals.
4. (3:14) Ice Age — Starts softly, but transitions into a march-like rhythm with St. Vincent’s strident vocals about a cold relationship.
5. (3:05) I Am an Ape — Down-tempo, 1930s- or 1940s-sounding reflection on modern man’s evolutionary path. Byrne on lead vocals. ***
6. (4:53) The Forest Awakes — Another groovy jam with an incredible brass line and St. Vincent’s voice painting sound pictures. Orchestral elements hold epic together — with a raw dose of St. Vincent’s guitar at the end. **
7. (3:09) I Should Watch TV — Fast-paced, schizophrenic synth and brass bed lays the foundation for Byrne’s wry observations. Fantastic! ****
8. (3:13) Lazarus — Byrne and St. Vincent duet — wonderful harmonies, catchy brass and an up-tempo beat — highlight the chemistry between the two.
9. (3:49) Optimist — Softer sound with lead vocals by St. Vincent. Chicago-style horns with synth rhythm prominent in places. Nice! ***
10. (4:15) Lightning — Old-time horn riffs with St. Vincent’s vocals in upper register carrying the funky melody.
11. (3:47) The One Who Broke your Heart — David Byrne’s vocals stand out on this strong tune with a flashy horn arrangement. ***
12. (4:18) Outside of Space and Time — Ballad closes the CD with David Byrne’s stylish vocals and Chicago-style horns again — finishing with an orchestral trail-out. ***

Track Listing
1.Who 7.I Should Watch T.V.
2.Weekend In The Dust 8.Lazarus
3.Dinner For Two 9.Optimist
4.Ice Age 10.Lightning
5.I Am An Ape 11.The One Who Broke Your Heart (Featuring The Dap-Kings & Antibalas)
6.The Forest Awakes 12.Outside Of Space And Time