Review: David Byrne Throws a Weird Party in His Mind on ‘American Utopia’

David Byrne’s first studio album since 2004 is ‘American Utopia.’ Bryan Derballa/Redux

David Byrne’s distinctive vision – a winsomely-skewed clarity – is usually most compelling when trained on scary stuff, be it psycho killers, zealous baptism metaphors, warning signs of things to come, or the sudden strangeness of one’s beautiful house and beautiful wife. More