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3.96 | 194 ratings

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snobb
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4 stars Secon "Berlin Trilogy"step is for sure better, than the "Low ". Main difference - this album is much more focused, now it's album, not the collection of Eno dark ambient pieces with some Bowie vocals.

I think important role there got Robert Fripp with his guitar. Yes, you have there both dark ambient/sounscapes masters, Eno and Fripp, and happily they balanced each other much better!

I can say, that on that album I can hear mature "Berlin trilogy"sound, the ideas,which were represented on "Low "in blueprint forms only. It still very dark ambient - oriented, but more structurised songs gave to all album well-finished product feeling.

Now, you can like it or not, but at least it is some way in music of it time. I can't agree with some reviewers, who tryied to name the music of this album "new wave". No way!

For sure, because of strong influence of Eno (who was one of persons who builded the sound of such"new wave" leaders as "Ultarvox"), there are some sound similarities. But the song structure and construction is much more deep and innovative.In fact, you have here the mix of ambient sound of Eno earlier solo albums, fashionable "new wave "atributes and Bowie's glam rock.

I can really recommend this album for anyone who is interested in Bowie's "Berlin period ".

snobb | 4/5 |

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