St. Vincent and David Byrne, 'Love This Giant' (9/11)
"It took a while to find out how to work together, but this was really collaborative writing," ex-Talking Heads singer Byrne says of his LP with indie shredder Annie Clark (a.k.a. St. Vincent). They trade vocals over the set's horncentered tracks, with plenty of what Clark calls "strange, proggy, Robert Fripp-y guitar." Adds Clark, "David and I look at songs almost like little puzzles."