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2.63 | 37 ratings | 2 reviews | 11% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 1997

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Slip, Dip (2:18)
2. But If (1:48)
3. Belgian Drop (1:56)
4. Cornered (2:02)
5. Block Drop (2:50)
6. Out/Out (1:51)
7. Swanky (2:50)
8. Coasters (2:55)
9. Blissed (2:53)
10. M.C. Organ (2:54)
11. Boomcubist (2:07)
12. Hazard (2:15)
13. Rayonism (2:55)
14. Dutch Blur (3:02)
15. Back Clack (3:19)
16. Dear World (3:16)
17. Iced World (32:48)

Total Time: 74:07

Line-up / Musicians

- Brian Eno / all instruments

Releases information

Artwork: Brian Eno with Nick Robertson

CD All Saints - ASCD32 (1997, UK)

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BRIAN ENO The Drop ratings distribution

(37 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(14%)
Good, but non-essential (41%)
Collectors/fans only (22%)
Poor. Only for completionists (14%)

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Review by soundsweird
2 stars I remember seeing some reviews (when this was released) that compared it to "Another Green World". No. Where the earlier album had a mix of real instruments and warm, organic synths, this album is comprised of nothing but cold and sterile electronics (I'm reminded of two albums released by Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh several years ago, entitled "Music For Insomniacs"). And while "AGW" had a timeless sound and a melodic sense, this music seems to have been composed by a machine that wanted to emulate modern-sounding electronic music. The shorter pieces are tolerable, but the last track is 32 minutes of repetitious tedium. I kept thinking that some sort of hypnotic trance would envelop me at some point, but instead I was ready to scream. I never thought I'd sell an Eno album, but "The Drop", "Nerve Net" and "Neroli" taught me to listen first or else......

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3 stars An improvement on Neroli, for sure. The usual ambient structures are still here, but with much more variety. Interestingly, the first sixteen are all rather short and often quite different from one another, with a final track that takes up almost half of the album. There is still a feeling of ... (read more)

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