The magic of American Utopia truly lies in its use of sound. Eno’s classic barrage works wonderfully with the complexity of Byrne as a person. One offers the instrumentation to decipher what lies beneath while Byrne shines a trick of the light, occasionally turning it off to show you the welcome mat to where the party really is. American Utopia is epic, it’s sprawling, it’s filled with everything but the kitchen sink, but most of all, it’s filled with promise. The promise that things aren’t totally awful – even when they seem it – and if they ever get a bit too heavy for you, David Byrne is here to welcome us home, no matter how much time passes.