Love This Giant - David Byrne & St. Vincent
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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34

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  1. Apr 27, 2014
    8
    I think the St. Vincent material is strongest here...love Byrne too, but love St. Vincent all that much more. Terrific album & the live show was totally great as well.
  2. Oct 3, 2012
    9
    Let's just admit that there are a couple of moments, or maybe even songs, that aren't fully realized. Then let's move on, cause there are scads of prime material. Who, I Should Watch TV, and Lightning are very much realized, and the vision is beautiful. The Forest Awakes, aside from a lacklustre melody in the verse, is big and wondrous. I imagine that this album is best heard live. Seize the opportunity while you can. Expand
  3. Sep 13, 2012
    8
    David Byrne and Annie Clark are two extremely distinctive artists. Byrne has grasped legendary status through his impressive career spanning back to Talking Heads debut
  4. Oct 5, 2012
    9
    This one requires your attention. You need to really listen. All this brass and funky beats, strange melodies and enchanting voices. "Who" and "I am an Ape" are my personal favorites and will definitely get you hooked.
  5. Dec 9, 2012
    9
    David Byrne is the ex front man and songwriter for American new wave band, The Talking Heads (1975-1991). He has received Grammy, Golden Globe and Oscar awards and also had been inducted to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In two simple words: Living Legend.

    St. Vincent is her stage name. She is Annie Erin Clark, an american singer-song writer and multi-instrumentalist. Clark has opened show
    for acts such as Arcade Fire, Grizzly Bear, Television and many more. She has also collaborated with Bon Iver on the song called Expand
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Oct 4, 2012
    89
    Above all, this is an album of intensely dramatic arrangements, never allowing the listener to settle and continually rewarding anew.
  2. Oct 1, 2012
    50
    Love This Giant fitfully achieves its aim of unlikely, unearthly pop. [No.91 p.56]
  3. Sep 28, 2012
    60
    A collection that feels more art project than album. [Nov 2012, p.71]