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Brian Eno


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3.80 | 211 ratings

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4 stars The culmination of Brian Eno's art rock albums, the increasingly arty trajectory from the glammish Here Come the Warm Jets reaches its culmination here. Presenting a cold, plastic, artificial reimagining of sounds from Another Green World (once again members of Brand X join the extensive cast of supporting musicians, who also include Fred Frith and Robert Fripp), the result is an album which is emotionally blank and sterile where Another Green World was warm and rich and evocative. That isn't to say it's a bad album, but it's resolutely unapproachable and a tough job to really get to grips with, though the funky basswork on some songs does help. Definitely worth exploration, but not quite as wonderful as its predecessor; I think Eno wisely realised after this one that he'd taken this particular strand of his career as far as it could go, and so concentrated on his ambient material afterwards.
Warthur | 4/5 |


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