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Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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Claire B. from AUSTIN, TX
Reviewed on 6/17/2006...
Truly excellent. There's not a track on this CD that I don't adore!
Hey Lookit Him Now
Michael Sean | Seattle, WA - US | 05/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Taking the happy Latin rhythms of "Rei Momo" and the pop inventiveness of his Talking Heads days, David Byrne finds the perfect balance between the two and crafts the record that "Naked" should have been. The horns and congas still pop up throughout the tracks, but the rock guitar gets brought back to the front of the mix. The first single, "She's Mad," masterfully sets the menacing feel of "Burning Down The House" next to Mapeyé, and the chorus on "Something Ain't Right" recalls the group sing-along on "Road To Nowhere." Byrne's singing and lyrics on "Girls On My Mind" and "Hanging Upside Down" harken back to the playfulness of classics like "Stay Up Late" and "Wild Wild Life." The wonderful "A Million Miles Away" was used as the theme song for Téa Leoni's short-lived FOX sitcom, "Flying Blind." The band features ex-Meters bassist George Porter Jr., world jazz percussionist Café, horn man Steve Sacks, trumpeter/arranger Angel Fernandez, and background vocalists Nona Hendryx, Dolette McDonald, and Nicky Holland. Tropicália legend Tom Zé even adds some sounds on the third track. This album contains some of Byrne's catchiest post-Heads material, drawing from (but not overdosing on) his world music interests while keeping it in the realm of the clever pop he became known for. This disc is a fine sampler of the various styles of David's solo work, and will prove an easy transition for Talking Heads fans."
A Grossly Underrated Gem
J. Oliveira | California | 02/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"David Byrne's albums always seemed to go by unnoticed, and with Uh-Oh, this is truly a crime. This album is so diverse and colorful and it really deserves some recognition. With the help of a lot of different musicians and instruments, this is a very bright and happy album. The comical opener, "Now I'm Your Mom" starts out a bit off-beat (musically and in subject matter), but includes a wondefully rhythmic chorus. Other highlights include "Girls On My Mind", in which Byrne's vocal delivery is extremely reminiscent of the latter days of Talking Heads, which is cool to hear. "Hanging Upside Down" has features enjoyable and fun lyrics with a driving guitar throughout. "The Cowboy Mambo (Hey Lookit Me Now)" is a very jumpy tune which truly captures the essence of 'Uh-Oh'. The album's closer, "Somebody", is also probably its best track with a very epic and large feeling which ends this album perfectly. Get this album now!"