And here's the thing: When MTV News got a listen at that show, it was clear that Byrne's new, Eno-rific tune marked a return to his earlier, world music-crazy days. Producer CJ Smith, who was on the scene, writes in:
That's all I remember thinking when hearing him play it: "Man, this sounds like some African sh-- again." I mean, it's sort of ironic after his public circle jerk of love for Vampire Weekend to return to that vein.
So...what? Would an amazing new, Afro-tinged album from Byrne 'n Eno effectively knock the legs out from under the boys of Vampire Weekend? What do you think?