27 years between colaborations, really? Brian Eno did produce several Talking Heads albums but David Byrne has only recorded one other collaboration with Eno, 1981`s `My Life in the Bush of Ghosts`. I mean come on! That album has even been cited as a musical breakthrough and one of the first albums to utilize sampling as we know it today. Why these two don`t make more music together is beyond me.
`Everything That Happens Will Happen Today` is largely a different and much more accessible album then `My Life in the Bush of Ghosts`. The album is really enjoyable and has some of the catchiest songs Byrne has come up with in years . It`s friendly, pop-oriented and has a few really nice surprises, like the very cool `Wanted For Life`, `I Feel My Stuff` ,`Strange Overtones` and `The River`.
Byrne and Eno prove that they are as innovative today as they were 20 years ago. If you have a sense of musical adventure and like to see artists using more than just typical means to make musical ideas, then I suggest you pick up` Everything That Happens Will Happen Today`. I just hope it doesn`t take another twenty years for these two giants to make another album together.
8 out of 10
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