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David Byrne and Brian Eno — Life Is Long
Album: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
Avg rating:
5.5

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Total ratings: 88









Released: 2008
Length: 3:40
Plays (last 30 days): 0
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DAMN this is good!
Nice lyrics, but it's just too darn repetitive.
 Bakaretsu wrote:
Sorry I am tired of DB & THs
 
But not Bill: he loves Byrnin' down the house.

I like DB + BE; however this is not as edgy as they can be—it's too mainstream pop.
 hippiechick wrote:
MUTE!
 
You make a ''mute'' point.

well, i gave it a chance. sad to say The Cure sound good following it. Whatever it was. If I'm never to hear it again i won't be upset. I'd give it a two or three. At least it wasn't three minutes of The Killers. I suppose byrne and eno are old and tired but do they need to sound it. I suppose it's a contrivance. For the sake of it. Left me feeling annoyed and agitated. But not in a good way.    

I hear that.  It's too bad byrned-out is still trying to learn how to sing.

 
Pyro wrote:
Love Eno. Byrne, not so much.  This is beneath both of them.
 


It is interesting that Eno has not done more vocal work since he swept through the industry back in the seventies.. as though he actually agrees with his critics that his voice is not up to it.. pity. I'd like to hear more of his singing..

just an idle thought on the side..

as for this album, yeah, um.. ok. don't really know where to place it.

...followed by all cats are grey, i'm calling this bipolar day on radio paradise...
Love Eno. Byrne, not so much.  This is beneath both of them.
I'm not super fond of it, but I definitely like it more than a lot of songs averaging 8-10.
 hippiechick wrote:
MUTE!
 
MUTE MUTE MUTE-DAVID BYRNE...BORE ME TO DEATH!!


both of them have done sooo much better

Life's been good to me so far....
 hippiechick wrote:
MUTE!
 
Indeed.

MUTE!
good{#Angel}
OF course we must have some David Byrne {#Puke}

it's OK ...

OScar 
 dmax wrote:
I so much expected the sequel to the iconic "My Life In The Bush of Ghosts."

Instead, this is the sequel to "Wrong Way Up." Not as impressed. 
 
America is STILL waiting.....

Not too impressed either. I do like 'Stange Overtones'. It's a little more 'Eno-ish'. (And it's a free download this week at Amazon MP3!)

I'm a Talking Heads/David Byrne fan, but this one isn't doing much for me.

I'm not liking this one so much. I like the other 2 from the album that Bill plays, however.

This is quite listenable, but certainly not David Byrne at his best. The bar for him is quite high, I'll put it in his 50th percentile work.
I like this whole album. It's grown on me.

 kellis wrote:

I hear ya. This is the only song in the last couple of hours on RP that I just can't listen to. I just can't stand Byrne's voice - no matter how hard I try. Makes me shudder. 
 
I feel the same way. I never liked the Talking Heads and he seems to get worse as his career progresses. I was never a Brian Eno fan either so this album doubly sucks for me. I contributed my 1 in the ratings.

Oh come on, it's not that bad! I'm just not a Heads/Byrne fan either way. This song doesn't change my opinion.
Um, yeah .... no.

I love both these guys but this isn't just lesser than the sum of its parts, it's as if the parts cancel each other out.
 palad1 wrote:
Must be the Old Peculier talking but I can't help bobbing my head in rythm here... Chalk me up for bad taste but it's a 7 :D
 
I'd need at least 4 pints of OP and probably a malt or two to chase before this song sounded halfway-acceptable. Sober it's a headache. 2 from the Nottingham jury.

This album is deplorable.
Must be the Old Peculier talking but I can't help bobbing my head in rythm here... Chalk me up for bad taste but it's a 7 :D
 marmoteenha wrote:
my grandmma likes this song!!{#Puke}
 
Your grandma rocks!

my grandmma likes this song!!{#Puke}
 splooge wrote:
Good stuff. Ima buy it tomorrow.
Edit: Damn, it's not available for purchase yet. {#Grumpy}

 
Well it is today 'cos earlier I purchased & downloaded the MP3/FLAC bundle of the album from their site.

MJMJ wrote:
Life is long but it's too short to listen to this

I hear ya. This is the only song in the last couple of hours on RP that I just can't listen to. I just can't stand Byrne's voice - no matter how hard I try. Makes me shudder. 
CAN I HAZ CD COVER?!1!!11
Sorry I am tired of DB & THs
 rtrudeau wrote:
That's the funniest ratings distribution I've ever seen on this site - a one and a 10.

DB inspires the passions, yes?
 
I got my 1 in first so it counts more!

That's the funniest ratings distribution I've ever seen on this site - a one and a 10.

DB inspires the passions, yes?

Hurray! 
A brand new David Byrne song for people to poop on!  {#Razz}

Good stuff. Ima buy it tomorrow.
Edit: Damn, it's not available for purchase yet. {#Grumpy}

Life is long but it's too short to listen to this