The best gigs of a bumper week for music in Leeds – including Idles, Superorganism, Snail Mail, Rolling Blackouts C.F., Moses Sumney, Dream Wife, David Byrne and a homecoming for Alt-J.
Too much of ‘American Utopia’, the first solo album from David Byrne in 14 years, sounds hopelessly outdated for it to pass as anything other than okay.
Talking Heads’ 1977 debut album is strikingly original 40 years later.
To adapt that famous misquotation attributed to Mark Twain, reports of the album’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Ever since the turn of the millennium, conventional wisdom has had it that the traditional long-player is on its way out, an arcane format out of time with the digital world that will cede inexorably to a future of singles and playlists. But while many artists have experimented with what an album