As a piece of both cultural history and film history, David Byrne's True Stories takes its place alongside two other films from the mid-'80s that are also steeped in a surrealistic other-worldly place, Repo Man and Blue Velvet.
Put away that gun. This party's simple. We're talking about the 1137th most acclaimed album of all time. (That Talking Heads' 1983 commercial smash is this week's Counterbalance. Turn like a wheel inside a wheel.
Rooms Filled With Light could have very easily fallen into the sophomore slump category. It had all the trappings of a pre-destined failure, but Fanfarlo somehow guides it all into an enjoyable, 80's-driven art-pop LP.