By Will Hermes
May 11, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

Look Into the Eyeball

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Never afraid of falling flat in pursuit of an amusing muse, Byrne has long prized ”interesting” fusions over simple pop epiphanies in his post-Talking Heads work. Now, just as fans are reevaluating their IRAs, he makes his Great Solo Album, folding his obsessions with Afro-Cuban rhythms, Brazilian art song, American soul-funk, and workaday surrealism into perhaps his sweetest melodies ever. Public service bonus: redeeming the idea of string-quartet pop from Elvis Costello’s The Juliet Letters. A-

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