Maximum Balloon

Even dystopian rock dudes need to shake it sometimes. For his solo debut, Dave Sitek adds schwing to his smeared synths and swarming guitars, while an A list of New York voices rock midtempo goth-soul beats. TV on the Radio bandmates Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone are here, as is born-again disco diva Karen O, who gets Donna Summer-y on "Communion." For "Apartment Wrestling," Sitek enlists dance-rock OG David Byrne. It sounds like Talking Heads, as well it should.

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