|Byrne, David & St. Vincent / Love This Giant|
|Album:||Love This Giant||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Byrne, David & St. Vincent||Added:||10/2012|
|Add Date:||2012-10-05||Pull Date:||2012-12-07|
|Week Ending:||9 Dec||2 Dec||25 Nov||18 Nov||11 Nov||4 Nov||28 Oct||21 Oct|
|1.||Oct 18, 2019:||KZSU Time Traveler |
|4.||Feb 24, 2017:||KZSU Time Traveler |
I Should Watch T.V.
|2.||Jul 26, 2019:||KZSU Time Traveler |
I Should Watch T.V.
|5.||Jul 15, 2016:||Kick Out The Blues |
|3.||Jul 12, 2019:||Clean Copper Radio for Time Traveler |
|6.||Jun 22, 2016:||Kick Out The Blues |
“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.
Recommended: 1, 7, 5, 11, 9, 12, 6 FCC Clean
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. ***
|1.||Who||7.||I Should Watch T.V.|
|2.||Weekend In The Dust||8.||Lazarus|
|3.||Dinner For Two||9.||Optimist|
|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|