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The problem with this album is summed up by track 6, "Ava." The opening few minutes of "Ava" are as thrilling as anything Byrne has written; the last half or so of it, featuring some fairly awful vocal samples played on a keyboard, are about as cringe-worthy as his post Talking Heads career got. That's pretty much the story with the rest of the album--some really good musical ideas and some halfway good execution. --Oh, and yes, the album title is "The Forest" and has nothing to do with Mr. Gump...


Born: May 14, 1952 in Dumbarton, Scotland

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Although best known for his groundbreaking tenure fronting the new wave group Talking Heads, David Byrne also received acclaim for his adventurous solo career, encroaching upon such diverse media as world music, filmmaking, and performance art in the process. Born in Dumbarton, Scotland, on May 14, 1952, Byrne was raised in Baltimore, MD. The son of an electronics engineer, he played guitar in a series of teenage bands before attending the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where, feeling...
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