Prior to this, Byrne has released a string of four great solo albums between 1989 and 1997, culminating with Feelings, the best of them. That period also found me in my late teens and early 20s, a prime musical discovery zone.
If Byrne tries something new on every album, on this one it was his liberal use of a string section on most of the tracks. Today’s SOTD is one of the few exceptions. But although it isn’t representative of the album as a whole, I chose it because it marks a departure for Byrne in another way… it’s a song about a recognizably human couple.