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  • Summary: The sophomore album for the two rock legends was released digitally on their Web site, with a physical CD due later in the fall.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Everything that Happens Will Happen Today is the product of one of the better collaborations that modern music has known.
  2. Byrne's singing was never exactly the first thing you loved about him--he so often has the high-pitched blankness of a sustained yawn. But he sounds lovely here, age bringing a surer and rawer tone along with more confidence in his question mark.
  3. While Everything is firmly grounded in Eno and Byrne's previous work, their mutual commitment to musical exploration ensures the album rarely sounds like something we've heard before.
  4. It's an enjoyable listen in the here and now, which is all an album has to be, even when created by giants.
  5. 70
    It’s a modest record, but also the first Byrne album in decades to feel sprung from outside the ex-Head’s head space.
  6. Everything That Happens Will Happen Today may be an album of subtle pleasures, but they are pleasures all the same.
  7. Thirty years after first collaborating on the Talking Heads, these two don't have to mine the past since there's nothing that remarkable about Everything.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. shotsyf
    Jan 14, 2009
    10
    It grows on you. after about 10 times it had become a 10.
  2. RadyF.
    Sep 1, 2008
    10
    Frankly this cd made me remember why I loved talking heads .... the music is unbelivable - Eno is in top form and Davids singing and lyrics Frankly this cd made me remember why I loved talking heads .... the music is unbelivable - Eno is in top form and Davids singing and lyrics are very subtle and complex....it definately will grow on you. Expand
  3. Xax
    Sep 6, 2008
    9
    It's a lovely album, so so honest and lacking any pretentiousness. The funny thing is that it sounds like a mix of early Eno pop (Warm It's a lovely album, so so honest and lacking any pretentiousness. The funny thing is that it sounds like a mix of early Eno pop (Warm Jets et al) with late Byrne's Talking Heads, and it works to me. Won't be a hallmark as Life in the Bush of Ghosts but will remain as another example of a good work by Eno. Everything this man touches becomes....good. Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    Aug 27, 2008
    8
    This is a record that will get better for each listen! I Like.
  5. SimonS
    Feb 4, 2009
    8
    In their decades-long careers, Eno and Byrne have not exactly been strangers to experimental and niche musical territory but, at the same time, they
  6. Apr 8, 2013
    7
    Going into this record, I expected two rock legends to dish out an album of epic proportions. What I received wasn't exactly that, but stillGoing into this record, I expected two rock legends to dish out an album of epic proportions. What I received wasn't exactly that, but still a solid collaboration between Byrne & Eno. Eno still pumps out fantastic synth beats and catchy hooks while Byrne still has the lungs to belt out some great tracks. All In All, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today is a good record. I personally prefer the collaboration between Annie Clark & David Byrne. Expand
  7. JImV
    Dec 12, 2008
    2
    Worse than a yawner -- a nightmare! Byrne populates tracks Eno didn't know what to do with, with long-distance whining and smarm. Most Worse than a yawner -- a nightmare! Byrne populates tracks Eno didn't know what to do with, with long-distance whining and smarm. Most disappointing album of the year! Expand

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