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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.
Score distribution:
  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. With their new album, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, the pair rejoin the rock conversation as if they'd never left.
  3. For those exhausted by a modern landscape, where playing a game of spot the musical reference is de rigueur when approaching every new release, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today is certainly a welcome relief.
  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. Eno and Byrne's twist, however, is the optimism and hope that breathes through every minute of what is not another boundary-demolishing collaboration, but a delicately crafted work that could only have been recorded after dispensing with the rules.
  6. 60
    The second duo record by the former Talking Heads frontman and his experimental producing partner is a thoughtful singer-songwriter exercise. [Oct 2008, p.104]
  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 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 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 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 disappointing album of the year! Expand

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