It's also his most tuneful album since the Heads' 1988 swan song Naked. Byrne revisits his funky white past by enlisting veteran Philly R&B architect Thom Bell on the funky but white "Neighborhood." And he doesn't clutter things by stuffing cultural/musical goodwill into the mix. But Eyeball is tough to grasp at times. Byrne still considers himself ambassador of world pop -- "Desconocido Soy" is his first Spanish-sung song -- and his themes can still be a tad too scholarly for pop music. And if titles mean anything, he seems to have developed some sort of Christ-imagery thing with songs such as "U.B. Jesus," "Like Humans Do," "The Moment of Conception," and "Walk on Water." Eyeball doesn't trumpet the second coming of Byrne. If anything, he's ditched the messianic garb and is shaking his ass to a layman's groove.