David Byrne & Fatboy Slim
Surprisingly, I've found myself listening to more tracks from this record than nearly anything else released in 2010. Beyond its mad premise, Here Lies Love is the perfect vibe for summer.
Here Lies Love is a 22 song double-disc song cycle - improbably poignant, decidedly surreal, surprisingly thought provoking - about the rise and fall of the Philippines' notorious Imelda Marcos. It was conceived by David Byrne; composed by Byrne and British deejay/recording artist Fatboy Slim, a/k/a Norman Cook; and performed by a dream cast drawn from the worlds of indie rock, alt country, R&B and pop.
Preview my favorite tracks: