David Byrne

Biography: David Byrne was born on May 14, 1952, in Dumbarton, Scotland. Two years later his family moved to Hamilton, Ontario, and then Arbutus, Maryland, when he was 9 years old. Before he even reached high school, Byrne was already proficient in the guitar, accordion, and violin. After high school he attended the Rhode Island School of Design, dropped out, and formed a band called The Artistics with fellow student Chris Frantz. The band collapsed, and the two moved to New York City, forming Talking Heads with Frantz's girlfriend, Tina Weymouth. Talking Heads first performed in 1975, opening for the Ramones at CBGB. His first of many collaborations with Brian Eno was for Talking Heads' second album, More Songs About Buildings and Food. Byrne worked on My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Eno's groundbreaking 1981 album. He has worked extensively on movie soundtracks, notably for Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor, which won an Academy Award for Best OriginalDavid Byrne was born on May 14, 1952, in Dumbarton, Scotland. Two years later his family moved to Hamilton, Ontario, and then Arbutus, Maryland, when he was 9 years old. Before he even reached high school, Byrne was already proficient in the guitar, accordion, and violin. After high school he attended the Rhode Island School of Design, dropped out, and formed a band called The Artistics with fellow student Chris Frantz. The band collapsed, and the two moved to New York City, forming Talking Heads with Frantz's girlfriend, Tina Weymouth. Talking Heads first performed in 1975, opening for the Ramones at CBGB. His first of many collaborations with Brian Eno was for Talking Heads' second album, More Songs About Buildings and Food. Byrne worked on My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Eno's groundbreaking 1981 album. He has worked extensively on movie soundtracks, notably for Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Score. He founded the world music label Luaka Bop in 1990, and his visual art has been shown at art galleries worldwide. He has one daughter, and still remains a British citizen. Expand

David Byrne's Scores

Average career score: 74
Highest Metascore: 79 Lead Us Not Into Temptation
Lowest Metascore: 68 Look Into The Eyeball
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
5 music reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
79 Lead Us Not Into Temptation Sep 9, 2003 Primary Artist 7.5
78 Grown Backwards Mar 16, 2004 Primary Artist 9.0
77 Love This Giant Sep 11, 2012 Producer 7.7
70 Live At Carnegie Hall Mar 13, 2012 Producer 9.0
68 Look Into The Eyeball May 8, 2001 Primary Artist 8.2