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  • Summary: Perhaps the former Talking Head's best solo work since 1994's 'David Byrne,' 'Look Into The Eyeball' features 12 tracks and, as expected, numerous musical styles. NRU from Cafe Tacuba guests on the Spanish-language track "Desconocido Soy."
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. His Great Solo Album, folding his obsessions with Afro-Cuban rhythms, Brazilian art song, American soul-funk, and workaday surrealism into perhaps his sweetest melodies ever. [11 May 2001, p.80]
  2. 90
    The former Talking Head has rarely sounded so vital.
  3. Perhaps his most humane album and warmest work to date.
  4. Often thought of as ahead of his time perhaps Byrne is now in the perfect position to articulate the angst of socially unskilled western white men who find themselves taking over the world via new technology. The album's glut of different rhythms speaks of a man trying to find his groove.
  5. This is an album about textures, grooves, and sounds, but it's not really about songs. Once one is done decoding its structure, Look Into the Eyeball is an elegant but empty building.
  6. 60
    While Eyeball is essentially a breezy gloss on the blend of idiosyncratic pop chops and exotica that characterizes much of the Luaka roster, it's buoyantly lightweight nonetheless. [Jun/Jul 2001, p.106]
  7. Without the strength of material to prompt the question of whether Byrne should be taken at face value or not, the songs on Look Into The Eyeball simply glide by unobtrusively, and Byrne's romantic sentiments start to sound like Paul McCartney at his blandest. [#208, p.53]

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