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2012: 15 of the Best. #8 …

December 12, 2012

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8. David Byrne & St. Vincent – Who

From: Love This Giant
Released: September 11, 2012
Label: 4 AD/Todo Mundo
Buy it: Here

I have no idea what this song is about exactly, I have no idea what the hell’s going on the video, I have no idea where this collaboration came from and I have no idea why I like this song so much. Well, actually, yes I do. It’s that horn bit. Grabs you from the intro and holds onto you while David and St. Vincent do their typical angular singing that makes this thing look like it should be a mess on paper, but perfectly coherent when you listen. Byrne’s been doing this long enough to be as good as he is at it. It sounds like a classic Talking Heads song, but it still sounds fresh and left-field of anything that’s out there today. Fabulous.

Official video:

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