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Regression as an unfavourable solution to climate change in Talking Heads ‘(Nothing But) Flowers’

Consider this statement: The natural world will one day monopolise and wind itself into each and every pre-existing man-made structure. Does this sit positively or negatively with you? David Byrne, the lead singer of Talking Heads, confronts the reality of a world post-Anthropocene, overrun by nature, through an anti-romanticist and humanist lens in ‘(Nothing But) […]

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David Byrne is back with the pleasant but slightly dull American Utopia

3.5/5 stars David Byrne: sharp-dresser, jolty-dancer, paranoid-wailer and leviathan of art-pop. It’s comforting to know that such a figurehead is still going strong 25 years after the Talking Heads – his band who defined the sounds of the new-wave movement of the 1980s – broke up. Since then, Byrne has enjoyed a fruitfully varied musical […]