Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
David Byrne - Lead Us Not Into Temptation  (OST) CD (album) cover


David Byrne


Crossover Prog

3.91 | 4 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Special Collaborator
Honorary Collaborator
4 stars I really love David Byrne from his collaboration in early Talking Heads as well as from early album with Brian Eno. Later David released all the line of very different releases, often strongly influenced by world music, electronics and pop.

Possibly because of such inconsistent career during last years name of David Byrne is mostly connected with his musical activities in late 70-s or early 80-s. I heard many critical notes on more current Byrne's musical activities, but I believe far not everyone are really familiar with his nowadays works.

This album was born as soundtrack to not very well known movie "Young Adam", but in fact very soon grew up in Byrne's another solo album. No extravaganza,no techno, no African rhythms are presented there on this release. Slightly melancholic chamber pop,art-rock and post-rock - not very usual mix for Byrne, but all that are really main materials for the album!

Even list of musicians tells you what you could expect - Barry Burns (keyboardist and guitarist of Mogwai), Richard Colburn ( Belle & Sebastian percussionist), Caroline Barber (cellist on some Mogwai releases), two more cellos, three violins, viola,accordion... Music sounds as real soundtrack, but it's strong and concentrated enough to have its own life without visual support.

All album sounds in a tradition of Peter Gabriel's best soundtracks (quite different musically though). David Byrne plays guitars and sings on two songs. Other compositions are instrumental. In all music is very tasteful, even elegant in moments, well played and arranged.

Possibly one of the best Byrne solo album, could be seriously recommended for everyone, interested in his more current music as well for open ears post-rock fans and all lovers of just good music!

snobb | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this DAVID BYRNE review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives