My Life in the Bush of Ghosts is a studio album by Brian Eno and David Byrne, released in February 1981. It was Byrne's first album without his band Talking Heads. The album integrates sampled vocals and found sounds, African and Middle Eastern rhythms, and electronic music techniques. It was recorded before Eno and Byrne's work on Talking Heads' 1980 album Remain in Light, but problems clearing samples delayed its release by several months. The extensive sampling on My Life is considered innovative, though its influence on later sample-based music genres is debated. Pitchfork named it the 21st best album of the 1980s, while Slant Magazine named it the 83rd.Wikipedia
I feel like I can understand the influence/importance of this album in terms of shaping the perception of sampling in modern music, but that doesn’t mean that I enjoy it very much. It’s not bad and I can almost get into some of the songs but I feel like there is a significant lack of payoff compared to more traditional song structures. Maybe I’m not enough of a genius to understand this or maybe I’ll appreciate it when I’m older. For now, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Love this. There's ambition, a kind of cinematic aspect to much of the music, and despite all the electronic bells and whistles there's a lot of humanity and heart. It seems to be quite faddish in this era to incorporate elements of 'World Music' into your sound, but this is probably one of the more successful attempts to do so. Great album.
The thing I don't understand about these types of albums is who actually enjoys listening to these? It just seems the artists are trying to make it weird, and not trying to make it good.
After recently being exposed to early Talking Heads music I was anticipating I’d enjoy this offering from their lead singer Brian Eno. I found the tracks too experimental for my taste though and way too repetitive. I felt kinda worn out by album end. 1 Star!
This was interesting but it's not an album I will likely listen to again. Some of the songs are almost enjoyable but it all gets lost in a giant mess of sounds. I can understand its significance but it's definitely not my thing.
All of Eno is the template for Moby, but this one sticks out above the others. Sprung basslines, globetrotting rhythms, awkwardly cool whiteboy funk, and ambience that grows like spreading moss. Byrne adds a degree of nervousness that lets the wider world in, but his influence dies back on the second half.
Interesting but not necessarily enjoyable. A lot of unique sounds, but very little musical cohesion and flow.
I like Brian Eno and I love David Byrne but this did not do it for me. 5-6/10
Excellent. Always loved this one.
Love this. Not background music.
Adelantado a su tiempo, usa samples de música africana creando un disco mágico. Avantgarde, rock experimental, psicodelia étnica. Una locura.
Outrageously gorgeous and funky soundscapes; a pitch perfect collaboration with David Byrne, another genius.
Really great, unique record
Debut Brian Eno / David Byrn album. Eno described this album as a "vision of a psychedelic Africa". Rather than conventional pop or rock singing, most of the vocals are sampled from other sources, such as commercial recordings of Arabic singers, radio disc jokeys, and an exorcist. So sampling here is the main vocal. In later years this album has come to be regarded as a highly influential album. I liked it. Especially good for driving at night. :)
This LP was way ahead of its time. In addition to influencing many artists, I think it may have inspired David Byrne most of all, if you listen to the the singing style he adopted for some of the songs on Remain in Light. Sampling was a fledgling field then and the way Eno & Byrne built songs around samples was unparalleled (and still better than much of what is out there today). After "Regiment", the evangelical samples are my favorites, especially the line "She was intended by God to be a virtuous woman. You have no right to her. Her husband is the head of the house."
One of Eno's best collaborations, with David Byrne and the entire continent of Africa adding a vital funk injection.
I took the advice of the Apple Music writers and put this on in the background while I was getting ready for work. By the time I got into the car, I was hooked. Loved it. I especially liked “The Jezebel Spirit.” It kind of reminds me “Frontier Psychiatrist” by The Avalanches.
Revolutionary electronics album combining international sounds. unfortunately didnt listen enough 8/10
Would listen to again. Very funky and psychedelic vibes
Good album but very distracting to listen to while problem solving.
I think this has lost a lot of the impact it once had, but still stands as a groove ass album.
Ahead of its time by
Yes to sonic exploration. Yes to music gadget greenery. Yes to Eno. No to how it actually sounds.
About what you'd expect when these two get together, but that's not a bad thing. Firmly avant-garde.
Entertaining and kinda groovy. A little weird tho
Really cool sound.
Pretty cool! I liked it more and more as it went a long. It’s interesting that I feel like I can never tell what’s gonna happen next over the course of the song. 3.5 because I wish there was some singing/lyrics
Awesome atmospheric and weird album with Talking heads influences combined with synth-ambient music
Всегда про проходил мимо, а оказалось, что это очень интересный для меня материал. Ранее полагал, что это некий гитарист-экспериментатор, а это один из основоположников эмбиента. Позор мне.
Very good work by Brian and David
This is a WEIRD album. And it as fascinating as it is weird (and trust when I say, it is truly WEIRD). Interesting that this album is under the Eno name and not a collaborative title as this definitely feels just as much a David Bryne album as it does an Eno one. I guess Eno's masterful as always production does really flesh it all out but part of the bewildering beauty and effectiveness is in how Byrne (known of course for The Talking Heads) decided that this avant-garde afro/worldbeat/funk project would be his first without the band that put him on the map. It continually surprised me with how well it all works, how well Byrne plays as a counterpoint and partner in crime in an album that is sonically pure Eno madness (and such great madness it is!).
I had high expectations for this one, being a Talking Heads fan. Overall the album did not entirely live up to those expectations, but I did really enjoy it. 3.5 stars, which I will round up to 4 because I liked the album more than most others I rated 3 stars. Really liked track 4 (Help me somebody).
A really interesting listen and unique to what I've listened to so far. 8/10 for this one
A strong recommendation to anyone looking for a more "Remain in Light" or "Speaking in Tongues" with an experimental spin.
Wow. I can hear most of the sample driven world of pop and hip-hop of the past few decades in this. Some of these tracks sound like they could have been made yesterday.
Brian Eno and David Byrne are both certified musical geniuses in my book, so one would expect something really special when they collab on an album. They (mostly) deliver here with truly innovative (for its time) samples from obscure songs and exorcisms and add atmospheric African beats and rhythms. Some of it is brilliant like Jezebel, but some falls flat unfortunately. This album went on to influence a host of others that also sampled arcane audio recordings and imbue their sound with African grooves. Of note was KLF who did a bang up job with their seminal Chill Out album. This album sags a bit in spots so it’s a 3.5 to me but I’ll round up because of its groundbreaking sound and influence
This is a wild album. Eno has a knack for the bizarre while Byrne had just recorded Zimbra. You can hear both their contributions and they worked very well together. I wish Eno would have focussed on having his music on albums like this rather than on side 2 of Heroes. It fits so much better here. I quite like what would have been side 1 (the first 5 songs incl the one Spotify hid) and also like Moonlight in Glory. The remaining songs were hit and miss for me but that comes with the territory with music that is a little out there.
I like the texture of this record - have had the vinyl for years
Super dope and weird.
My only exposure to Brian Eno, up until this point, was via his involvement in the iconic Talking Heads record Remain In Light, which only came out a year before this album did. Naturally, I was curious. I have never seen a producer-centric album outside of hip-hop, and I was intrigued to see if there would be any overlaps in influences between Eno and his work with the art-punk band. My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts was truly an aural journey; a sprawling soundscape from start to finishing comprising of krautrock-esque beats, hypnotic keys, and oddly expressive looping vocals. The result is a captivating album that would not be out of place as part of an installation art piece. The liberal featuring of afro-funk guitars and drums on tracks like The Jezebel Spirit confirmed the aforementioned confluence of inspiration with Talking Heads, invoking a spirit and drive like that on I, Zimbra. Little wonder too, then, that lead Talking Head and fellow creative iconoclast David Byrne features heavily on the album. Overall, this was a great album to work to, but also one that I would definitely revisit to devote my attention to. The mix of live and programmed instrumentation and spoken word parts of David Byrne result in an album that still sounds layered, intriguing and hypnotic, one would have to be forgiven for forgetting that it was made over 40 years ago.
God damn, Eno was just on fire around this time, his genius fingers were in so many lusciously-textural music pies; and Byrne was the undisputed king of the groove in this era as well. Much more freaky sounding than the Talking Heads work Eno produced but still with those toe-tapping head-pounding cross-rhythmic synth-warbling beaaats
I liked this a lot, I mean I'm a fan of both Brian Eno and David Byrne and this has a lot of both of them in it, so it makes sense
Due to the randomness of the 1001 songs generator, this is my second Eno album in a row. I really enjoyed them both, which is a surprise because this isn't my type of music. I'd heard some of Eno's ambient stuff and found it dull, but this was a return to form, no doubt helped with the collaboration with that absolute genius (and pain in the arse) David Byrne. I missed a lot of good music in the '80s, tending to stick to rock. I shall keep listening to more weird stuff.
Perfect, amazing, never been done before, ahead of its time, etc. 4.0
3.5/5 Very cool and innovative Byrne and Eno, but it’s no Talking Heads 🤷♂️
Half this album is Beverly Hills Cop II and the other half is FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA’S APOCALYPSE NOW (1979). four stars
finally something from brian eno i like. obviously, huge into him as the godfather of ambient music. that's my jam (not jam?) a solid amount of the time. But like, i didn't love roxy music, and his solo career is meh, so i'm glad david byrne was able to steer this into a direction i enjoyed.
New to me but I loved it.
Just a demonstration of Eno and his classic production innovation in my mind. Not always the perfect foreground music, but almost always well done.
Wild, weird, fascinating and clangy.
Artworkið á albúminu er banger! Langar í þetta til að setja upp á vegg. Tónlistin er eins og við má búast þegar tveir skrýtnir og skemmtilegir listamenn koma saman: skrýtin og skemmtileg.
Can understand why it's important, but it's too long and nearly gave me a headache. 6/10
I don't know how to rate this one. I understand it is 'good' and an innovation at the time, but it also doesn't really do anything for me. Tracks 3, 4, 5, and 8 are the strongest, to me. But it's a 3 star album, maybe 3.5
I liked the techno/electrical vibe to it. Feels like something Moby would’ve taken inspiration from.
A bit out there, early electronica I guess? A couple songs were region blocked on spotify :( but it's experimental overall and a bit out there. Maybe worth listening to again in a different state of mind.
I enjoyed some, not all.
I like David Byrne and all, but could you imagine him singing over these tracks? Good call to take the instrumental path here. That said, while I was digging the hell out of the first couple songs it definitely ended up a bit too repetitive for my tastes. I wouldn’t mind having it on while writing though.
I seem to enjoy each Brian Eno album we get a little bit less. This one was ok, but not fantastic.
america is calling is cool, mea culpa sucks. The album is a cool expirament with sampling. Jezebel spirit is a rad track. A secret life is really rubbing me the wrong way
Pretty good! I liked Regiment and Help Me Somebody, though the songs got a bit samey toward the end. Transitions were cool, I could never tell when a song had ended / another began
Interesting and different. I enjoyed it enough to listen twice ! ***
Really catchy electronic funk with a shit ton of sampling. I liked it, but I could have done without most of the "vocals". Something thats good for cruising or background music, but not something I want to really sit and listen (or replay) too often.
kind of like an electronic Tom Waits, not quite sure when I'd put it on
Not his best but he manages to create rhythm in seemingly random sounds. Very clever.
An interesting and engaging listen but doesn't quite have the same meditative appeal as some of Eno's more esoteric records.
I don't know what to say 'bout this record, I need to give it another listen
Dobar album gospon Briana uz pomoć Brynea. U jednom djelu se vidi to što je Eno napravio za Remain in Light, osjeti se i na ovom albumu. Nosi tu groovie/futuristic/afrobeat melodiju.
Weird psychedelic album that's fairly enjoyable. 0RS
Непонятно, почему не указан Дэвид Бёрн из толкин хэдс как соавтор альбома, вроде как везде они вместе. Было бы больше мотивации слушать. Ну что сказать, в целом, наверное, норм, есть отдельные интересные моменты, но всё-таки фоновая музыка по большому счёту. Особенно зашла The carrier — похоже на прообраз того, что сейчас делает Лингва Игнота. В остальном душа не сильно легла — вряд ли когда-то вспомню и вернусь, разве что на сэмплы порезать (получатся вторичные сэмплы, найс). Такое, 6/10
It's sort of interesting and I guess it must have been very original at its time. From a modern day perspective it's fine as background music, but nothing too special. I like some of the funk influences that liven the soundscapes up a bit.
I don't even know how to pretend like I understand what is happening here. I think it's a very important album for the sound and shape of music, especially in regards to sampling. It's super cool, but I don't know man. However, moonlight in glory fucks. Check that one at the very least.
Kinda funky and odd electronic. Good background music. 3.5
Didn't stand out to me much
I wasn’t into this one but it’s damn influential
unique sounds !! this was a very well put together album, and was very easy to listen to. there werent any songs that really blew me out of the water, but i did enjoy pitch to voltage. 3.5/5
Estremamente sperimentale. Un po' faticoso. Non dico che non sia interessante, ma devi proprio avere la voglia per ascoltarlo.
2nd Listen. More interesting sounds from Brian Eno. This time paired with David Byrne. 3/5
strange vibe but ok
Wow? I appreciate the creativity and some of the tracks were very cool but overall this isn’t my cup of tea. It was thematically consistent and interesting but too jarring.
It was okay but not anything I will likely listen to again.
good for listening during work
Not my stuff.
Brian Eno raises his bald auteur head again in this list and this time with a man in an oversized suit who occasionally wears a stiletto as a hat. That should give you a clue about the music herein. It's a mix of samples and rhythms. More of a party album than Eno's previous ones (though the kind of party where you'd listen to music, stroke beards and nod your head to the progressiveness of such an album) and that is probably David Byrne's influence. Definitely ahead of the game when it came out. I can agree it's an "important" album - I just don't know if it's an enjoyable one. Best Tracks: Mea Culpa; Regiment; The Jezebel Spirit;
Andy called it post-Berlin, pre-ambient, avant- funk and I call it cool noises.
Thought I'd love this, but it wasn't the easiest listen. Did sound very cool though and points for weirdness.
Not bad! A combo of Eno, whose albums I've really enjoyed, and David Byrne of Talking Heads, whose albums I've not enjoyed as much. It's extremely quirky music, and I love the tracks that really lean into that outlandish spirit, like "Solo Guitar with Tinfoil." Plays more like an archival collection of noises and songs than an album, but it's good. Favorite tracks: Regiment, Solo Guitar with Tin Foil, Mountain of Needles, America is Waiting. Album art: This lined one is a reissue, the original is a bit more textured and blocky. Some cool art either way. 3.5/5
Bom simploriedade um dos malucos fez música com o Caetano.
Pretty ok. Bit repetitive and not much in the way of memorable tune. But a good portfolio of cool music experiments.
Another British-man-creates-"world"-music-sampler record. At least here it all sounds good; However, the production choices add almost nothing and sound especially out of place when they're on their own. Middling-to-solid if you like Eno or Byrne.
So, I like to think that I have a bit more of an eclectic taste in music. This album was a bit too much for me. There were songs I liked (two against three is a cool one) but many were just a bit too weird for me taste.
5/14/2022 - ALBUM #108 Today's Album: "My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts" by Brian Eno & David Byrne - This album got me really excited right off the bat, with the name Brian Eno resonating with me as a name I have definitely heard brought up and compared to within music discussions. Alongside that is also David Byrne, who I have heard a decent bit of material from in both the Talking Heads and his own solo work. I have to say that although I am underwhelmed by the album I got out of this collaboration, it is still very interesting. Given my experience with albums so far, I expected the very strange ambient opener with lots of eclectic samples to simply be an introduction into some more digestible or lyric-driven music, but this album just keeps continuing with track after track of stranger and stranger instrumental grooves with no vocals, but many strange and random samples throughout. No track particularly stands out, but as you get deeper into the track list, the quick and fun dance grooves of songs like America is Waiting and Regiment slowly turn into experimental noise pieces like A Secret Life and Come With Us. It doesn't really get worse as it goes on in terms of it's presentation or style, but since many of these tracks focus on laying down a solid beat with little worry towards musical progression, the more experimental tracks do just end up sounding a bit more boring. When this album picks up and demonstrates a fun beat, it really pops off with a ton of fun auxiliary instrumentation and really groovy and varied percussion, but it honestly would be nice to hear a bit more of a cohesive song structure on at least some of the tracks given how awesome the band is. Overall, it's a really cool experimental work that doesn't ever apologize for going off the rails and being a weird experience from start to finish. It's an essential listen for anyone that loves the sharp and clean instrumentation of the talking heads or very experimental music in general so give it a listen if that sounds like you. Highlights: America Is Waiting, Mea Culpa, Regiment, Help Me Somebody, The Jezebel Spirit, Moonlight In Glory, Score: 7/10 Great experimental art-pop that gets less enjoyable as it goes on.
I can't pretend to say I understand or enjoy the music, but I can't say I dislike it. To me, it's experimental, avant-garde noise sounds and it's no wonder Eno composes soundtracks. Collaborating with David Byrne helps and they work well together, so I might have another listen in a different state of mind.
A collection of bizarre instrumental tracks, reminiscent of a relaxation CD you'd buy at a garden centre. A no from me.
Petit coup de gueule au sujet du morceau Moonlight in Glory. Alors que je déambulais joyeusement dans les rues d'Hambourg à la recherche d'un matelas gonflable et que le titre précité commença à défiler dans mes oreilles, je me surpris à me décaler plusieurs fois sur la droite, pensant entendre une sonnette de vélo. Après une dizaine de pas de côté et aucun signe d'un quelconque véhicule à deux roues dans les parages, je compris que Brian Eno venait de me jouer un très, très, mais alors très mauvais tour.
world music by brian eno if your idea of world music is a brunch at the u.n. the production and engineering are top shelf, as expected, but this really isn't the eno i love. it's a little "try hard" for me. give me "here come the warm jets 8/7 days per week.
I have a hard time getting into Brian Eno. Not the worst, but wouldn't go out of my way for it
6/10 Best song - Regiment
Didn’t listen to the whole album, but definitely some stuff I would enjoy in the correct setting
Nice to listen to while working. I think I'd rather choose a different ambient themed collection next, however.
This was a really cool, thought-provoking, and groundbreaking album. It is amazing seeing the sheer influence this thing had; I can see it's resemblance in things like Beastie Boys and The Avalanches. It is so interesting. But... I just didn't care much for the songs themselves, honestly. When speaking purely on the actual music, with no context, I could take it or leave it for most of the tracks. Oh well.
I liked it in the background
A critics choice special... why does it have to be so bad?
I wanted to like this but it was just too tense for me to really enjoy it
I think I'm too late for this one.
Very innovative and creative... ok, thanks, next
electronic music. Interesting, but not my style
Brian Enon nimi on edelleen takuu laadusta! Ei tämä kuitenkaan ihan yhtä epämiellyttävää ollut kuin Talking Heads tai tylsää kuin Music for the Airports. Jonkilaista äänitaidettahan tämä kai on enemmän kuin musiikkia ainakaan perinteisessä mielessä. Harmittavasti levyn paras raita oli ”Regiment”, joka ei ollut Spotifyssa saatavilla, mutta onneksi YouTubesta löytyi!
Mooie albumhoes. Verder: leuke stukjes maar over het algemeen te avantgardistisch voor mij.
Het begon heel aardig met een paar lekkere Talking Heads-achtige nummers. Maar daarna verviel het in te wazige sound-collages en gefrobel.
Weird. Like an album of the strange interludes on other albums.
Sounds like something you'd hear in a Northern Quarter vintage clothes shop.
Couldn't connect with this. It was a clash between Eno's ambient work and Byrne's rhythms but it didn't mesh. Will revisit at some point.
I wish I loved anything as much as this list creator loved Brian Eno. At least it was better than the first two.
Y'know, I've read enough times that Brian Eno is very influential but the music just isn't for me. It's not melodic enough, it's understated, it's repetitive... I feel weird every time I rate these albums low, like I'm missing the things I'm supposed to appreciate!
I'm not a huge fan of solely instrumental music if it isn't classical and this is not much of an exception.
Muss man schon hören wollen. Experimentell und für seine Zeit sicher avantgarde
Not really for me. I can see some value, but it's not my cup of tea.
Some tracks where pretty nice. Some were pretty bad. Great cover art // Favs: — Score: Strong 2
Innovative...sure, but no real musical enjoyment for me 2 stars
Funk rhythms reminiscent of Remain in Light side 1, but not be as fun. Undeniably clever and technically forward thinking, but not that enjoyable.
Yup, influential as a library of audio tools
Woodshedding music, not interest keeping. Sounds cool I guess
I feel it was a bit too uneven. There were some interesting experiments, and then there were some experiment experiments (e.g. New Feet). I don't know if there is anything here to bring me back.
Listened to this on a plane. Even then, it was too long and experimental for me.
Love this. But will never listen to the whole album. Will probably never dip in again. great work though!
Well, that was interesting. Enjoyed this one more with headphones on and no distractions. Amazing sounds and sampling. Love to hear more. For now, first listen, a strong 2/5.
I love David Byrne. I did not like this
I did not care for the album. It is just a bunch of mixing but not good. I was not familiar with the group or any of the songs. No need to listen.
Interesting but not something I’d want to listen again.
Experimental instrumental, expected talking heads and it was not.
esse brian já passou por aqui ein..
I'm sure this is very important in the history or electronic music and sampling, and there are some interesting soundscapes, but it otherwise is not that much fun to listen to
I'll be honest, I got quite bored of this and couldn't finish it.
Wel prima, maar niks bijzodners
I don't get Brian Eno, and I don't think I ever will. He makes some nice soundscapes but they are, fundamentally, broing to listen to. High quality background music for sure but I don't think that's really a compliment. Jezebel was a nice track in that it actually had something to attach to, but the rest is just...there.
2nd Brian Eno album, it better than the the first one, but still not a fan. A few songs are okay to listen to, but for me it would do better on the background.
Oh gosh, why?!
I'm not sure what it is, with the last Bob Dylan album and now this one. My least favorite Eno album and I have been loving his other ones. This one just felt way more frantic and unfocused compared to some of his calmer albums we had. No doubt he has become one of the rising stars of this list for people I didn't know prior, but I'd put this one at the bottom of what we have gotten.
Not really music, more like a showreel for advanced production techniques. Could be used as background music for some sort of sci-fi movie set in the future, where the director doesn't want the music to distract from the dialogue. Interesting, but only rarely enjoyable, not one I am likely to come back to. Still far from the worst album on this list (*cough* Nico *cough*)
Bryan fait absolument n'importe quoi pendant tout l'album. Ce dernier possède en effet une boite sonore, où chaque bouton représente un son différent. Il se contente donc pendant 40 minutes d'appuyer frénétiquement sur ces boutons, dans le hasard le plus total. Ceci ne peut donner lieu qu'à un cafouillage incompréhensible.
Nice jams v pretentious
Mad respect to David Byrne and Brian Eno because they are titans of musical production and artistry. But I just don’t like electronica. I tried, but I’m not into it. Sorry dudes, I prefer Talking Heads and Roxy Music to whatever this is.
Experimental music isn't meant to be listened to sober IMO. Thus, listening to this in the AM wasn't a good experience. Lot's of sounds with not much substance. Before I realized I wasn't really paying attention anymore it was over. I guess if you need some sounds in the background this could be for you.
I feel like experimental music is wasted on me...I just don't get it and can't appreciate it. This album very much faded into background music, albeit interesting background music. I feel like if I gave it proper attention (with a certain substance assistance), I would give it more stars.
This is distracting noise, not music. It can't be soothing or meditative even in the rare occasion I need something a bit repetitive and I actively listen to it.
Noniin, aiemmin kuuntelemani "Here Come The Warm Jets" -levy oli melkein kuunneltavaa Enoa mutta tämä menee taas vaihteeksi "vittu mitä paskaa" -osastolle. Teki mieli luovuttaa jo ensimmäisen biisin aikana, mutta taistelin urheasti kerran loppuun asti. Ei enää näitä pliis.
Sounded like a bunch of noise to me
No. Maybe I wasn't paying attention but sounded like someone trying to tune a radio.
Ik weet dat dit heel invloedrijk zou moeten zijn, maar op een zondagochtend is dit niet de meest voor de hand liggende muzikale keuze. Eigenlijk op geen enkele ochtend.
Not for me.
25th June 2021 Listened on my phone while working at home home. Mum said "that doesn't sound very cabinet" I really want to like arty music like this, but it's just not my bag.
Didn't like any of this. 1/5 stars.
Not for me.
Nah not my cuppa
This is an album people play when they're trying a little too hard to make everyone think they're interesting. The only saving grace is there's a chance this album led to Paul Hardcastle's song "19". At least he made sure we'd forever remember the average age of the Vietnam soldier.
This was kind of hard to listen to
Decisamente non il mio genere
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by Brian Eno (1981) Is there any religious sentiment Brian Eno fails to mock? It’s like skeet shooting at beach balls. Big ones. Listening to this album forty years after its release, it sounds like the experience of rummaging through your grandfather’s tool box. It’s sometimes curious, once or twice intriguing, but oh, so dated. Cool cover art, though. The subsequent releases omit the verboten track “Qu’ran” (sic-should be “Qur’an”), at the request of The Islamic Council of Great Britain because they found it ‘blasphemous’. This track (unsurprisingly) cannot be found on Apple Music, Spotify, or Amazon Music. Damn shame. If that ethical sensitivity had been applied to other tracks on this record, there wouldn’t be any album left. [UPDATE: It can be found on YouTube. Shhhh!, before they take it down. I listened to it for you (you’re welcome), and it’s as milquetoast as the rest of the tracks.] Overall, Pfllrt. 1/5
Mostly unlistenable. Terrible
I like Brian Eno but this one sucked
First time I've listened to Brian Eno outside of Roxy Music. Not for me but I guess it's influential for its sampling.
Brian Eno is a hack.
So, it's 1000 albums I need to hear, and this one tossed in. What a waste of time.
Did not enjoy
His holy mush be offsetting any positives from this album
too big to fully understand, might revisit later
Nope, don't get it. Absolute art wank
This was obnoxious noise that I hated but weirdly my 1 year old enjoyed.