Look Into The Eyeball

  • Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: May 8, 2001
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 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.
  2. Blender
    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]
  3. 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.
  4. Alternative Press
    40
    A perfectly pleasant background score for pasta-making, garden work, and other stuff 40-something yuppies waste their time on. Which makes it my definition of hell, actually. [Jul 2001, p.60]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. StephenD.
    Jun 27, 2001
    10
    There is no greater capturer of the modern real-daily-workings-life humanity than the lyrisist, Mr. Byrne. Thhe juxtaposition of musicical There is no greater capturer of the modern real-daily-workings-life humanity than the lyrisist, Mr. Byrne. Thhe juxtaposition of musicical style to these lyrics is essential to his reality caracturizations, two kinds of beauty that fit so well together. Full Review »