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What We Listened to in 2009
"What I've always found more revealing—and definitive—than a person's favorite records of the year is what they're actually still listening to."
Chris Kornelis, Seattle Weekly, 29 December 2009

David Byrne hace pop
"El músico... reflexiona sobre los más de 30 años de trabajo con su colaborador y productor Brian Eno..."
Edward Helmore, El Mundo, 20 April 2009

David Byrne: "Bush fue un Midas al revés: arruinó todo lo que tocó"
"Ahora recorre el mundo con una nueva gira y habla de todo: música, política, tecnología."
Bruno Galindo, Revista Enie, 18 April 2009

Sonic adventurers strike again
"A unique pairing of left-brain sonic adventurers, the union was a fruitful one..."
N. Kelly, Irish Independent, 4 April 2009

'The business is an exciting mess'
"'Pop music is like the daily paper.'"
Edward Helmore, The Guardian, 27 March 2009

David Byrne, toujours à contre-courant
"Voilà un type qui mène depuis plus de trente ans une carrière d'une richesse et d'une inventivité constantes."
Olivier Nuc, Le Figaro, 24 March 2009

"Toda música empieza con la voz humana"
"Después de casi 30 años, el escocés recupera su alianza con Brian Eno en el disco 'Evrything that happens will happen today."
Carlos Fuentes, Público, 20 March 2009

David Byrne & Brian Eno: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
"There are... some gorgeous moments here, such as the gospel-tinged 'One Fine Day' and the lush, celestial masterpiece of a title track."
Ken Scrudato, Filter Magazine, 19 March 2009

Ex-'Head' David Byrne talks about working with Brian Eno
"Most of it was pure joy."
George Rush, Daily News, 22 February 2009

Genios reunidos
"Compinches asiduos, David Byrne y Brian Eno publican disco conjunto, elaborado a través del correo eléctronico."
Ramón Fernández Escobar, El Pais, 21 February 2009

Brian Eno and David Byrne turn album into art
"This is the most compelling argument in favour of music as a physical product in quite a while."
Noah Mengel, The Courier Mail, 11 February 2009

Concert halls? Now we're talking
"The entire project is something different, an attempt to feel a path into the new economy of the music business."
Dan Ziffer, WA Today, 6 February 2009

David Byrne, Brian Eno rediscover the magic
"...the songs feel so uncluttered and direct you could imagine many of them played on a guitar and sung around a campfire."
Noel Mengel, The Courier Mail, 30 January 2009

David Byrne and Brian Eno collaborate and surprise us again
"I’ve always loved Byrne’s tenor voice and his rather precise (but not sterile) delivery, and he’s in great form here."
John Mark Eberhart, The Kansas City Star, 24 January 2009

Still Making Sense
"The result is a record so modern it could not have been made as a 1980s sequel to My Life … and could barely have been created in 1991, when Talking Heads broke up."
Daniel Ziffer, Sydney Morning Herald, 17 January 2009

Byrne-Eno collaboration simple but fresh
"Everything That Happens Will Happen Today is the most delightful disc of Byrne’s post-Talking Heads career..."
David Bauder, Associated Press, 4 January 2009

Byrne takes Eno inspiration on the road
"Like many truly great records, it's a subtle, sneaky album that flows right over you on first listen and then colonises your consciousness over a period of several weeks."
Grant Smithies, Sunday Star Times, 4 January 2009

Byrne baby Byrne
"...the overall mood of “Everything That Happens” is very relaxed with a focus on the melody..."
Keven Krieger, Weekender, 30 December 2008

Top Ten Albums of 2008
"It’s impossible not to be moved by its warm and optimistic vibes."
Jim DeRogatis, Chicago Sun-Times, 28 December 2008

Albums of the Year
"It's the strongest song set either of these visionaries has released in ages..."
Rolling Stone, December 2008

Ahead of the past: David Byrne and Brian Eno, together again
"The one tendency that seems to connect all of Byrne’s projects is an appreciation for the magic in everyday lives."
Wayne Bledsoe, Naples Daily News, 25 December 2008

The 50 Best Albums of 2008
"David Byrne has spent most of his career banging against the clear but impermeable window that separates him from normalcy; Brian Eno's spent his setting up barriers between himself (and his collaborators) and received ideas."
Pitchfork, 18 December 2008

Song of the Day: David Byrne and Brian Eno - Strange Overtones
"The end result is something new and not new, a brilliant product by two creative forces that could not have been achieved by one without the other."
KEXP Blog, 17 December 2008

The 100 Best Tracks of 2008
"The cutest thing about 'Strange Overtones' might be the fact that Byrne and Eno sing about becoming lost in the relentless digitization of the world, as if either of them could actually go out of style."
Pitchfork, 15 December 2008

Byrned to a crisp
"...while My Life in the Bush of Ghosts turned what was once artless into art, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today is a self-referential look at the process of art-making".
Rebecca Arzoian, Yale Daily News, 5 December 2008

Eno and Byrne still offer sharp sound on latest collaboration
"What seems simple on the surface has much more going on underneath, a sign of two artists busy at their craft."
Anthony Cefali, The Daily Cardinal, 5 December 2008

David Byrne & Brian Eno: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
"It's a bit like Cheech and Chong reuniting to perform Molière."
Keith Phipps, A.V. Club, 2 December 2008

David Byrne and Brian Eno: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
"If Byrne—an artist that has always written music that’s a few years ahead of its time—is optimistic about the future, there may just be a bright cloud on the horizon. We can only hope."
David Marek, Paste, 2 December 2008

Ready to Byrne
"...Everything is absolutely brimming with creative life, deep soul, abundant creativity and the forward-looking ethic that has been a benchmark of both men's work, be it Eno's with Roxy Music, U2 and on his own, or Byrne's with Talking Heads and during a solo career that now eclipses his work with that band."
Jeff Miers, The Buffalo News, 28 November 2008

Same as he ever was
"It takes off in completely different directions."
Michael Atchison, The Providence Phoenix, 26 November 2008

David Byrne and Brian Eno together again on 'Everything That Happens Will Happen Today'
"Ultimately, it offers the best of two worlds: basic tunes and heartfelt vocals, cleverly skewed through the sensibility of pop's brainiest duo."
New York Daily News, 22 November 2008

Everything That Will Happen In The Music Business' Future May Have Happened To Brian Eno And David Byrne
"As an artist and someone who understands that records still cost money to make, even in the home-recording era, I hope that this breakdown of middlemen and labels does mean larger yields for artists."
Lucas Jensen, Idolator, 19 November 2008

Ten Musicians Who Rock The Web
"Byrne, former front man of Talking Heads, and Eno, essentially the father of ambient music and the producer of landmark records from the likes of U2 and Coldplay, have collaborated on a range of projects..."
Sean Ludwig, Fast Company, 12 November 2008

David Byrne
The Talking Heads' former frontal lobe on recording his soulful new album with Brian Eno, transforming buildings into musical instruments, writing song-and-dance numbers about Imelda Marcos, and designing bicycle racks for a better tomorrow.
Glenn O'Brien, Interview, November 2008

No 'Ghosts' for Byrne and Eno
"Byrne conjures melodies that meander but never lose their tunefulness, and there's a sense of uplift even as an undercurrent of melancholy threads its way through the album like a shiver up the spine."
Sarah Rodman, The Boston Globe, 31 October 2008

Dépasser le passé
«Nous n'avions planifié ni à court ni à long terme. Brian avait des musiques sous la main qui ressemblaient à des mixes un peu crus. Il m'a demandé si ça pouvait m'intéresser d'y mettre des paroles. J'ai dit oui, et il m'a envoyé ça par Internet, ce qu'on ne faisait pas il y a 30 ans.»
Philippe Rezzonico, Canoe (Montreal), 30 October 2008

David Byrne explains how he and Brian Eno got their groove on after two decades apart
“That is the overall vibe of the record,” Byrne agrees. “[It says], ‘We're going to get through this. Humanity will prevail.' ”
Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune, 22 October 2008

Music Review: David Byrne and Brian Eno, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
"This record is solid and timeless, and doesn't vaunt its importance or cling to hipster trends."
Dorit Finkel, Short and Sweet NYC, 22 October 2008

Interviews: David Byrne
"Since his days fronting Talking Heads, people have been trying—and failing—to label David Byrne."
Sean O'Neal, A.V. Club, 15 October 2008

David Byrne and Brian Eno, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
"Blending rock, folk, electronica, gospel and these indescribably ethereal flourishes, David Byrne and Brian Eno again do something together that they couldn't have done with Talking Heads — or on their own."
Nick Deriso, Something Else, 15 October 2008

David Byrne and Brian Eno get spiritual
"Don't tell anyone, but David Byrne and Brian Eno have a new album."
Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times, 3 October 2008

David Byrne and Brian Eno pay homage to higher powers
"Byrne and Eno have refined their art form from a conjuring of ghosts to a way of seeing the spirit in everything."
Ron Nachmann, SF Weekly, 1 October 2008

Interview: David Byrne
"It's like that Borges story of the guy who rewrote ‘Don Quixote' and maintained that his version was different even though every word of it was the same..."
Joshua Klein, Pitchfork, 22 September 2008

David Byrne, Brian Eno write songs by e-mail
"...with no expensive, all-encompassing ad campaign, Everything That Happens has still attracted fans."
Rashod D. Ollison, Baltimore Sun, 16 September 2008

Dos prodigios que retoman la conversación sobre la música
"David Byrne & Brian Eno. Vuelven a colaborar juntos después de 27 años."
Sebastián Auyanet, El País, 14 September 2008

Album Review: David Byrne and Brian Eno
"...awash in resonant, airy atmospheres, winding synths, and pillowy harmonies..."
Andrew Phillips, Flavorpill Network: Earplug, 11 September 2008

David Byrne & Brian Eno
"As with their haunting, Kuti-inspired sound collage My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Everything that Happens Will Happen Today is the product of one of the better collaborations that modern music has known."
Jeff Roesgen, Tiny Mix Tapes, 7 September 2008

Twice in a Lifetime: Byrne, Eno Reunite for New Disc
"David's Mr. Geeky and I'm Mr. Egghead..."
David Fricke, Rolling Stone, 4 September 2008

David Byrne & Brian Eno: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
"...the album is a beautifully melodic, unpretentious offering — and nothing whatsoever like its predecessor."
Joe Tangari, Pitchfork, 2 September 2008

Eno, Byrne 'Happen' with bright sounds about dark times
"In the end, music is a last refuge."
Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune, 28 August 2008

Coping with David Byrne and Brian Eno: A Boost to your optimism from the Internet
"...you begin to hear a connection between the ranters impersonated on Remain in Light, the chopped-up preachers of Ghosts, and the meaning-of-life babble set to churchy changes here."
Peter S. Scholtes, The Village Voice, 27 August 2008

David Byrne & Brian Eno: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
"Everything That Happens is a brilliant addition to a creative partnership that has yielded so much and shouldn't have taken 27 years to rekindle."
Michael Patrick Brady, The Boston Phoenix, 26 August 2008

David Byrne and Brian Eno's kick ass new album in a million downloadable and physical formats
"What a great day this is shaping up to be."
Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing, 25 August 2008

Album: David Byrne & Brian Eno, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
"A consolation for some, a miracle for others."
Belfast Telegraph, 22 August 2008

David Byrne and Brian Eno, "Everything that Happens Will Happen Today"
"When it comes to stretching the boundaries of rock 'n' roll in bold and exciting new directions, the accomplishments of David Byrne and Brian Eno cannot be denied, together or separately."
Jim DeRogatis, Chicago Sun-Times, 20 August 2008

Re: Masters: David Byrne
"Byrne took a few minutes away from his multimedia marathon to discuss his work process, the connections between his ventures and his vision of music's future."
Alan Light, MSN, 20 August 2008

News Review: David Byrne and Brian Eno
"Ultimately, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today is about how music heals even if it can't cure."
Will Hermes, Rolling Stone, 19 August 2008

Byrne & Eno's Everything that Happens Will Happen Today: The David Byrne Interview
"It doesn't sound like any contemporary gospel record that you would hear out there, but it's informed by that feeling and those kind of lyrics, which allude to hope in the face of despair."
Ken Micallef, Yahoo! Music Blog, 18 August 2008

David Byrne, Brian Eno and the viral album
"Byrne and Eno are doing all this without the help of a label..."
Michelle Quinn, Los Angeles Times, 18 August 2008

David Byrne and Brian Eno Offer Full Stream of New Album
"As one would expect from innovators of this caliber, the album is being released in a very 2008 fashion..."
Eliot Van Buskirk, Wired.com, 18 August 2008

Together Again in Different Time Zones
"Mr. Byrne and Mr. Eno have been consistent pipelines between pop and various avant-gardes..."
Jon Pareles, The New York Times, 15 August 2008

CD: Pop review: David Byrne and Brian Eno, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
"This is, after all, a collaboration between the Liberal Democrats' freshly-appointed adviser on youth affairs, aged 60, and a man who recently curated an event at which a choir of geriatrics performed a cover of Queen's Bicycle Race, and who designed a chair that looks like it has a Mohican haircut."
Alexis Petridis, The Guardian (UK), 15 August 2008

David Byrne & Brian Eno, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
"They characterise the result as a sort of "electronic gospel", Byrne's vocals embedded in a choir of Eno's multitracked backing..."
Andy Gill, The Independent, 15 August 2008

David Byrne & Brian Eno: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
"Anyone expecting something intriguingly and, sometimes, maddeningly infectious will be in luck."
Chris Jones, BBC, 13 August 2008

Brian Eno and David Byrne reunite in the return of the digital masters
"We both wanted to make an album that combined something human, fallible and personal with something very electronic and mathematical. We wanted to paint a picture of the human trying to survive in an increasingly digital world."
Mark Coles, Times Online, 8 August 2008