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Rolling Stone JUNE 2014 - by Barry Divola
ENO/HYDE: SOMEDAY WORLD
Brian/Karl collab is not exactly Roxy Music meets Underworld
Egg-headed maverick meets electronica's jabbering poet - how wild is this baby going to sound? Not that wild as it turns out. Brian Eno, the man who put the "X" in early Roxy Music and transformed everyone from Talking Heads to U2, gets it on with Karl Hyde, the motormouth of Underworld. Roxy's Andy Mackay blows sax and Coldplay's Will Champion beats drums, but the songs are more contained than one would expect. There's an Afro-beat lilt to A Man Wakes Up, where Hyde adopts the persona of another of Eno's past collaborators, David Byrne. It's the racier songs like this that work best, from Strip It Down to the sprightly Who Rings The Bell, with Hyde sounding strangely like Billy Bragg.