David Byrne: Rei Momo (1989)

david byrne rei momoBy Scott Goldfine

Having dabbled in African, Caribbean and Cajun music as the Talking Heads’ mastermind, David Byrne ventures into Latin rhythms on his first solo outing. On the surface, this LP ― featuring merengues, cumbias and sambas ― resembles the Heads’ adventuresome quirkiness.

However, only a few songs, such as “Women Vs. Men,” are worthy of that comparison.

GRADE: C+

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