Live At Carnegie Hall - Caetano Veloso/David Byrne
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Apr 20, 2012
    80
    The highlights are among the closing duets, however, with both men warming to their task on a sinuous Um Canto de Afoxe Para O Bloco Do Ile and a delightfully rickety Heaven, Byrne screws up the chords, but they bring the house down nonetheless. [May 2012, p.87]
  2. Apr 19, 2012
    80
    Better still is hearing Byrne's mincing yelp and Veloso's flickering vocals as one entity as it winds its way weirdly through the calm breezes of Talking Heads' "Heaven" as well as a small bunch of flowery nu-brazilian classics and cuts penned by both composers. [#86, p.59]
  3. Mar 29, 2012
    80
    Veloso still sounds as smooth and warm as on his 70s recordings that helped spearhead the Tropicália movement.
  4. Mar 14, 2012
    80
    This is an intriguing acoustic set backed by their own guitars, with occasional help from the celebrated Brazilian cellist Jaques Morelenbaum and percussionist Mauro Refosco.
  5. Mar 14, 2012
    80
    This 2004 acoustic show is an entrancing showcase of their respective talents.
  6. Apr 6, 2012
    70
    The pair became friends and, on this memorable acoustic show, a great double act. [May 2012, p.83]
  7. Mar 19, 2012
    70
    While the two don't always match up exactly in terms of presentation, by the end, Byrne's nerdy rock and Veloso's airy sonnets prove highly complementary to each other, especially in tandem.
  8. Mar 14, 2012
    63
    The potential sparks that one expects from such a pairing take a while to ignite.
  9. 60
    For the most part, though, this show feels like two different concerts, one Veloso's and the other Byrne's.
  10. Mar 14, 2012
    60
    This is not necessarily a needless welding of two disparate musical styles, more a lost opportunity for a magical fusion of two sonic diviners.
  11. Apr 13, 2012
    40
    Live at Carnegie Hall may be forgettable, but it's a harmless and occasionally pleasing aside in the oeuvre of two undeniably necessary artists.

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