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Here Come The Warm Jets

Brian Eno

1974

Here Come The Warm Jets

Album Summary

Here Come the Warm Jets is the debut solo album by British musician Brian Eno, released on Island Records in January 1974. It was recorded and produced by Eno following his departure from Roxy Music, and blends glam and pop stylings with avant-garde approaches. The album features numerous guests, including several of Eno's former Roxy Music bandmates along with members of Hawkwind, Matching Mole, Pink Fairies, Sharks, Sweetfeed, and King Crimson. Eno devised unusual methods and instructions to coax unexpected results from the various musicians.Here Come the Warm Jets peaked at number 26 on the United Kingdom album charts and number 151 on the US Billboard charts, receiving mostly positive reviews. It was re-issued on compact disc in 1990 on Island Records and remastered in 2004 on Virgin Records, and continued to elicit praise.

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3.09

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4932

Genres

  • Pop
  • Rock
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Fri Apr 30 2021
5

4.7 + Immediately I'm hooked from the grimy guitars and that first shriek on "Needles...". So many strange images and sounds crammed into these 42 minutes. Just listen to the layers of sound in "Baby's on Fire" - the drum track alone warrants a deep dive. There's the analog synth sound in the middle "Cindy Tells Me" that I can only describe as a cicada flying by my head. It's heady, amphetamine-fuled fun.

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Thu Jul 15 2021
2

When I was a kid I would see a piano or keyboard and just play meaningless shit. I wish I had the know with all like Brain to record it and make it an album. Album cover gives me some serious Silence of the Lambs Vibes. "Put the lotion in the basket." Here Come the Warm Jets. Is that a reference to peeing in the pool?

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Sun Jun 27 2021
5

First heard Baby's on Fire when I was in high school and Robert Fripp became a legend to me from then on. But it was only after discovering Eno through Another Green World that I realized the true genius behind that song. It was only after falling under the spell of the masterpiece AGW that I returned to Here Come The Warm Jets and discovered another Eno masterpiece. I love his way with a melody and his quirky musical genius. 5 🌟 is due just for Fripp's iconic guitar solo on Baby's on Fire, but there's so much more .

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Tue Sep 07 2021
5

One of the best albums ever - 5 stars is not enough. :-)

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Tue Oct 12 2021
5

Stunning, exciting and funny. And the music is brilliant.

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Wed Mar 31 2021
4

Highlights: Cindy Tells Me, Blank Frank, Dead Finks Don't Talk Which came first? The Eno, The Iggy, or The Bowie? It doesn't matter...I don't think any of them would exist without each other. Certainly Here Come The Warm Jets is half-serious throughout but glammy goofiness and artsy irreverence throughout, referencing colorful characters (I want to meet Cindy, but probably want to avoid Blank Frank). There is a lot of experimentation going on musically, but it's sure-footed and confident. Dead Finks Don't Talk is a haunting masterpiece that I can't stop listening to. There isn't a boring moment on here until the sendoff with the eponymous track that sort of can't wait to end but gets a bit dragged out.

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Fri Feb 05 2021
5

Amazing Paw paw is a great track as is Finks don’t talk

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Sat Jan 23 2021
5

Loved it-early alt/punk. Weird and delicious. Starred nearly every song.

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Tue May 25 2021
5

10/10

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Tue Jun 15 2021
5

Experimental and beautiful. Eno crafted a masterpiece of an album for his solo debut.

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Mon Aug 02 2021
5

i particularly loved The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch, which is almost the least-played track on this album, according to spotify. i thought it was one of the best, along with Here Come The Warm Jets, and Baby's On Fire. TL;DR: enough is cool.

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Wed Sep 29 2021
5

Stone cold classic- love it.

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Sat Oct 02 2021
5

A great album , I didn´t knew this existed but It sounds like a bowie album on his glam era .

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Wed Feb 10 2021
4

No idea what to expect here. Brian has such huge range in his work. 😊 Enjoyed this. You wouldn't think it was the same guy who wrote music for airports!

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Fri May 14 2021
4

Here Come The Warm Jets is an interesting album whose genius may not be fully explored in one day. It heavily -and naturally- recalls Talking Heads or Bowie’s albums and feels like their experimental cousin. Eno’s HCTWJ is brave and every song has its own idea way too big to be completely listened to in a day.

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Thu Sep 02 2021
4

Quirky, noisy, artsy rock brimming with ideas whilst still having a pop sensibility underneath.

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Tue Sep 07 2021
4

Enjoyed that a lot more than I though I would. Very creative.

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Wed Oct 06 2021
4

Eno was a very busy man around this time. But before he worked with Bowie, Genesis, Devo, and the Talking Heads, he released Here Come The Warm Jets. Also notably before his ambient works, this leans more into the art/glam rock that he would also help produce with Bowie. Let's call a spade a spade: Eno is a goddamn genius. He's experimental approach to production means he's not afraid to take risks and try new things. I truly believe his music acts as a blueprint for others, as we can see elements of the songs here get incorporated into future songs and albums. Even if I don't like all the songs on here, I think it's an important album that's worth visiting at least once. Worthy of being on the list, no doubt.

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Sat Oct 09 2021
4

First track absolute classic. You can hear the elements here that will appear in future Eno production work Cindy Tells Me - Cannibal Ox sample So many good ideas Title track is a top 10 track of all time for me

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Thu Oct 14 2021
4

Went very quickly from "What...is this" to "Yeah I can dig it." Super creative, musically enjoyable, and the details are amazing when you notice them. I'd definitely give this another listen to see what else I pick up on.

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Sat Nov 13 2021
4

I think this album was my first introduction to Eno (if I’m remembering right, my brother put Baby’s on Fire on one of the many comp tapes he made me). The presence of Needle in the Camel’s Eye on the Velvet Goldmine soundtrack renewed my interest. The experimentalism pushes against listenability at some points but this is a great album.

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Thu Feb 11 2021
3

'On Some Faraway Beach' is such a great song, as are a few others on this album - 'Needles in the Camel's Eye', in particular. A lot of really weird ones, too - very avant garde

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Wed Jul 14 2021
3

Here Come the Warm Jets is the debut solo album by British musician Brian Eno, released on Island Records in January 1974. It was recorded and produced by Eno following his departure from the band Roxy Music, and blends glam and pop stylings with avant-garde approaches. Eno enlisted sixteen guest musicians to play on the album, who were invited on the basis that Eno thought they were musically incompatible with each other.

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Wed Apr 21 2021
3

A fun listen - didn't grab me nearly as hard as "Before and After Science", though. Fave track - not sure - quite like "Baby's on Fire", but the oddness of "Dead Finks Don't Talk" appeals, as does the triumphant almost kazoo-ness of "Here Come The Warm Jets"

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Fri Sep 25 2020
5

Disco maravilhoso! Não conhecia, e hoje, um dia depois de o conhecer já sei várias músicas de cor!

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Tue May 11 2021
5

Primer disc d'Eno en solitari després de sortir de Roxy Music. És un d'aquells àlbums que tot i tenir pràcticament 50 anys segueix sonant potent, actual i excitant. El tractament sonor de les guitarres en general i d'alguns efectes electrònics en particular li donen una àura hipnòtica. Imprescindible.

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Wed Aug 25 2021
5

Obra de arte.

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Fri Nov 12 2021
5

4.54 It's bad to compare but it was like listening to a crazier and wackier Bowie. I'm glad to have been able to discover this artist. Needles In The Camel's Eye is a road trip song if I ever heard one, Cindy Tells Me is an opening song for an '80s romantic comedy while On Some Faraway Beach is my new The Cure's Plainsong.

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Tue Nov 23 2021
5

I know this album is a little challenging or odd for some listeners, but it’s actually one of Brian Eno’s more accessible albums. He’s working with a pop and rock palette but using his more avant-garde sensibility to push at the seams of what we’re used to hearing. It's 1973, a couple of years after T.Rex first put out Electric Warrior, same year as Queen's debut album and as Aladdin Sane. Eno is fresh off his time in Roxy Music. He fits in well into that art-prog-glam context, building on his work with Roxy, but he's pushing our comfort levels even more. Musically it rocks, it struts, it grates, it twists, it veers off key, it wanders from the noisy back into the lovely and sublime. It’s never boring. I love the anecdote that Eno chose the musicians for the album based on the idea that they were musically incompatible. He fully expected that there would be conflict and competition, resulting in musical “accidents.” It’s a creative risk that pays off with some of the more unusual and interesting rock songs from the past half century. The musicians he collaborates with are all top caliber, including several of his bandmates from Roxy Music. Robert Fripp’s and Phil Manzanera’s brilliant, far-ranging guitar work is worth the price of admission, they’re so good at what they do. The lyrics are whimsical, campy, and largely nonsensical, on purpose. I've said this before about Eno when I reviewed Before and After Science. It's not about understanding the lyrics, which are just a delivery method for the vocal instrument. And Eno’s vocals are always great, posh, aloof and wry but also emotionally affecting at times. “On Some Faraway Beach” is a good example of this, with a sweetness and a pathos you aren’t really expecting. I like that he jumps from that song into “Blank Frank,” which is such a noisy and jarring tonal switch. I think this is totally intentional, keeping us on our toes as listeners. This is one of my favorite albums by one of my favorite artists. I’ve been listening to it for the better part of 40 years, and it never ceases to delight me. It’s a great entry into his earlier “rock” oriented phase of the 70s. But don’t stop there if you like it. He has a whole career of adventurous and compelling music to explore, both in his own work and as a producer. Fave Songs: Needles in the Camel's Eye, On Some Faraway Beach, Some Of Them Are Old, The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch, Here Come the Warm Jets, Dead Finks Don't Talk

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Fri Dec 03 2021
5

Deceptively 70s rock until it isn't anymore. Songs like 'On Some Faraway Beach' sound almost as if they could've been written by Arcade Fire or Neutral Milk Hotel. Though not as experimental and ambient as Eno's later work, this album challenges the notion of what popular music is.

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Fri Dec 03 2021
5

This album is really dope

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Mon Dec 06 2021
5

Amazing album.

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Sat Jan 01 2022
5

Really solid glam/electric/guitar rock.

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Thu Jan 13 2022
5

A record that I love and consider one of the best of the 70s - which is the best decade of music ever. So...

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Sun Feb 06 2022
5

Oh, he’s playing the classics. (Some time in Poughkeepsie at 146)

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Fri Feb 25 2022
5

Sheer brilliance from start to finish. It remains amazing to me how fresh the album sounds after 50 years (ask me again in another 50 years and I expect to say the same thing). Biting, humorous, and satirical, with a wondrous sense of experimentation in sound and composition. If this 1001 list were put in order, I'd easily put this record in the top 10.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
5

Probably one of my favorite albums of all time-no question. So much stuff that Brian Eno was WAY ahead on in the 70s that became staples for pop music in the decades to come

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Sun May 08 2022
5

strange

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Fri Jun 10 2022
5

I need to remember to listen to Eno's albums more often! "Here Come The Warm Jets" is Brian Eno's debut album after leaving Roxy Music and is described as blending glam and pop with avant garde approaches. I would agree with that and maybe have used experimental (same thing). Eno used 16 guest musicians from Roxy Music, Hawkwind, Matching Mole, Pink Fairies, Sharks, Sweetfield and King Crimson. He got together these musicians which he thought incompatible to see what may happen. Needless to say, he liked the results. The songs vary from fairly simple pop to very experimental and a lot going on musically. Instruments used/listed include a simplistic piano, snake guitar and electric larynx. For me, the guitar riffs and solos stand out. Interestingly, Eno would sing random vocals r during the writing enetually putting in lyrics at the end. This begins an incredible stretch of great albums in the 70's for him. There's a lot of great songs and moments to highlight. As I mentioned, I gravitated towards the unique guitar songs. "Needles in the Camel's Eye" starts the album off with a great driving guitar riff courtesy of Phil Manzanera. The music has a 60's pop feel and great vocals which are almost in the background. "Baby's on Fire" has "Shaft-like" constant top hat drumming with a absolute blazing guitar solo from Robert Fripp. Eno's nasally vocal delivery tells the fantasy/dream of a baby on fire at a photography session with unthinking/laughing observers. Or so I read. Another song inspired by a dream, "On Some Faraway Beach" romantisizes lying on a beach and is the pretty much a piano pop song. "Here Comes the Warm Jets" ends the albums with a surf or jet-like guitar throughout and is what the album is named for. The drumming and eventually lyrics slowly build toward the end. This album is near the top of Eno for me and is definitely worth its praise.

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Thu Jun 16 2022
5

I love shit like this! This album really surprised me because the last Brian Eno album I listened to I gave it 1 star. His sound is so diverse

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Mon Jun 20 2022
5

Delightful balance of glam rock grooves and mad scientist experimentation. A mysterious concoction, where you're not exactly sure what the ingredients are, yet it still manages to go down fairly easily. There is definitely a sinister edge to many of the songs, but it comes across more as mischievous spine tingling than actually being menacing or disconcerting. All part of its charm. I like his ambient albums and all, but I wish he'd stuck with these more rock oriented albums throughout his career. He has a gift for wordplay that I feel he largely abandoned after '77. And I like his voice, even when he is openly mocking Bryan Ferry's affectations.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
5

I absolutely love Brian Eno's early solo albums. So many great songs on this album, and the sounds and experimentation work so well.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
5

Love it.

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Fri Aug 26 2022
5

Eno's first solo album after leaving Roxy Music. A one of a kind artist, can do almost anything.

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Fri Sep 23 2022
5

baby's on fire

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Fri Sep 23 2022
5

Kinda Prog. Kinda Glam. It's Pram.

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Tue Sep 27 2022
5

So gloriously weird

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

Some experimental sounds especially for the era

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Fri Oct 28 2022
5

Excelent, I really like it

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Tue Oct 20 2020
4

Unique and innovative

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Fri Oct 09 2020
4

Some great songs here

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Wed Mar 03 2021
4

What an interesting album. So filled with noise, but purposeful at the same time. There's a clear influence of the later Beatles, but without sounding like he's trying to be the Beatles. 4/5

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Fri Feb 05 2021
4

Great to hear an album by Brian Eno as an artist, as I have heard plenty that he has worked on or had a hand in making or influencing! Lots of weird and great stuff on this album. Highlights: -Needles In the Camel's Eye -On Some Faraway Beach -Here Come the Warm Jets

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Mon Mar 08 2021
4

Pretty enjoyable another trippy Brian eno experience

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Fri Feb 05 2021
4

Oh no! Master level trolling. Most of it I wouldn't really call music, but it has great entertainment value. And the instrumental tracks are spot on. I read that in his next albums he focused more on ambience music and I'm thrilled to hear more from him. Four stars, suck it Lou Reed!

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Thu Jun 03 2021
4

Eno rejects a memo whether he needs to conform, making a pretty chilled out album. Needed a headphone listen, perfect after a mad day at work

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Fri Feb 26 2021
4

Always great votes for Eno!

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Mon Jun 07 2021
4

Some great songs I already knew.

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Sun Mar 28 2021
4

Verrassend, ik had me schrap gezet voor veel experimentele geluiden en gedoe maar dat viel mee. Er staan en paar mooie nummers op en het deed me zelfs soms denken aan Ween. Deze ga ik nog wel eens luisteren

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Wed Mar 17 2021
4

Very experimental but more enjoyable than I had been expecting

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Wed May 12 2021
4

well made, hes a great producer but i wasnt a huge fan of it

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Tue Jun 08 2021
4

A really neat album, definitely got some tracks I’ll listen to again. Interested to hear Brian Eno’s other albums

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Thu Jun 03 2021
4

solid album

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Sat Jun 26 2021
4

pretty great

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Sat Jul 24 2021
4

Good stuff.

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Mon Aug 09 2021
4

Fantastic, art rock, theatrical majesty

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Mon Aug 09 2021
4

neat!

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Wed Aug 25 2021
4

Quizá este disco no fue mucho para mí, pero encontré varios momentos emocionantes y como soy poco versado en Brian Eno, de pronto no era lo que esperaba. Aun así, aunque muy anclado a un sonido de su momento (entre psicodélico, grandilocuente, luego tipo beatlesco), me gustó "Driving Me Backwards", ese final de "Dead Finks Don't Talk" y "Here Come The Warm Jets". Agradable, agradable. Le doy 7.5/10

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Wed Aug 25 2021
4

Ño me enloqueció

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Thu Sep 02 2021
4

Fanade

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Tue Sep 14 2021
4

I really liked that. Worth a re listen.

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Thu Sep 23 2021
4

Very unique album, like David Bowie but with more genres mixed in. I can see how it might have inspired many other flavors of pop music.

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Mon Sep 27 2021
4

very cool

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Tue Oct 05 2021
4

quirky, I liked it!

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Tue Oct 12 2021
4

I feel like Eno has been overhyped over the years and some of this sounds like nails on a chalkboard to me... but there really are some really innovative and delightful moments here.

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Tue Nov 09 2021
4

This grew on me as the album went on, and by the end I was completely sucked in. Then I saw the list of people Brian Eno has worked with... Makes a lot of sense. Pretty genius stuff

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Tue Nov 09 2021
4

Really cool, unusual too and I just enjoyed it overall.

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Sat Nov 20 2021
4

blah

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Thu Nov 25 2021
4

First time of listening to this, can hear Enos's Influence on Bowie and Iggy on this album. Love "Needles In The Camels Eye" and "Baby's On Fire" "Cindy Tells Me" is reminiscent of early Velvet Underground.

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Fri Nov 26 2021
4

Not listened to this before, a real pity. This is a pretty wonderful album, perhaps a few tracks of their time, but many are still fresh sounding. End to end, joyful. Top tracks: Baby’s on fire, On some faraway beach, here come the warm jets

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Mon Nov 29 2021
4

mad mad album, yet really liked it!

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Mon Nov 29 2021
4

Didn't listen to the whole thing. Reminded me of other songs I listened to with this and went down a rabbit hole with old music I used to listen to. Good times.

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Tue Dec 07 2021
4

I wasn't sure what to expect, but I found myself really liking this album. Great guitar solo on "Baby's On Fire" and while there is some experimental stuff on here, I think most of it works pretty well.

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Fri Dec 17 2021
4

My kind of 70s! Love the “glam-rock art pop” (thanks Wikipedia!) sound. Driving Me Backwards, On Some Faraway Beach, Some of Them Are Old, and the title track were all highlights. There were a few misses (Blank Frank was bad bad), but I really enjoyed listening this. I could definitely see owning this on vinyl.

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Fri Dec 17 2021
4

Experimental, loved it. Baby's on fire was my faves

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Sat Dec 18 2021
4

Ganz geil eigentlich, bissl weird, bissl lustig, steckt viel drinnen

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Thu Dec 23 2021
4

Interesting

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Fri Dec 24 2021
4

Really interesting production techniques and composition, but a weak middle and some mixing issues keeps it from being astounding. 8/10

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Fri Dec 24 2021
4

8/10. Kinda low 8. Nothing really jumped out at me as spectacular, but it avoided sameyness and didn't overstay its welcome.

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Fri Dec 24 2021
4

Brian Eno’s David Bowie cosplay 7/10

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Thu Dec 30 2021
4

Way cooler than I expected, gets pretty far out in places but all very interesting.

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Fri Dec 31 2021
4

Classic. One of the best and most important 70s glam/art rock albums.

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Mon Jan 03 2022
4

One of the best records of the 70s.

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Tue Jan 04 2022
4

It's weird, it's surreal, it's touching, it's wonderful. Brian Eno is a thoroughly talented artist and those talents are on full display here.

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Fri Jan 14 2022
4

My heart dropped when I saw it was Eno again after the Music for Airports debacle. But I was pleasantly suprised and my heart soared on the 'Here Come the Warm Jets' title track. Its a solid 3 but I'll give it a 4 for that alone.

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Sat Jan 22 2022
4

loved it, very Bowie esq at times

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Mon Jan 31 2022
4

After hearing Roxy Music and loving everything they did, I must admit I was quite upset when Eno left. Then I listened to this album and you could tell how far apart Ferry and Eno were regarding their musical output. If people thought that this would be Roxy Part 2 they would have been sorely disappointed. This was Eno Part 1 and he never looked back. A great album which deserves listening to over and over.

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Fri Feb 25 2022
4

Art pop melódico. No está mal. Un 4.

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Thu Mar 03 2022
4

Is it possible to control, chaotically? Perhaps. Your use of electricity, or possibly raising children! But is it possible to control chaos itself? And if you were to order disorder would not the disorder cease to exist altogether? Controlling chaos is like Christian Black Metal- two things that cannot occupy the same space without one of them losing their existence. In physics, however, chaos is defined not as ‘complete disorder and confusion,’ but used to indicate ‘behavior so unpredictable as to appear random…’ 'Here Comes The Warm Jets' has been critiqued by music journalists in a wide variety of ways, but I think Cynthia Dagnal of Rolling Stone probably said it best when she called this LP ‘a very compelling experiment in controlled chaos.’ Which is what I believe Brian Eno is up to here- music so unpredictable as to appear random- utilizing avant garde techniques like free word association including nonsense syllables (apparently he dissuaded fans from reading too much into the lyrics, claiming they were ‘written in less time than it takes to sing’), different vocal stylings, purposefully inviting sixteen guest musicians to play on the basis of their musical incompatibility with each other ‘just to see what happens…’ Well, here’s what happens on 'Here Comes The Warm Jets': Eno’s vocals, while not technically good, are not bad either. In fact, I find them rather interesting. What he lacks in pitch, for example, he makes up for in a variety of style. And it mostly works for me, even the yelping dog background vocalise on ‘Dead Finks Don’t Talk,’ not to mention the aural cadence of soldiers on the march. The backing musicians (Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera and King Crimson’s Robert Fripp, as two examples) are, of course, fantastic. Adventurous, noodling guitar solos exploring the fret for notes off the beaten path with the fervor of Lewis & Clark and including lots of effects (the final and title track got its name from Eno’s description of the distorted guitar sound), solid bass and drums, complimentary synthesizer bits. The lyrics, as expected, given Eno’s experiments, are odd, that’s for sure. And sometimes I had no earthly idea what he was talking about: ‘Curl me up, a flag in an icecap (‘Driving Me Backwards’).’ But in spite of the apparent nonsense, they seemed to work. The second track, for example, concerns an actual 19th century African American gentleman in Paw, Paw Michigan, who claimed pyrotechnic abilities. In Eno’s song he’s competing for Eno’s lover, and Eno warns her/him to be careful and not get burned. Weird, but kinda clever. Speaking of weird and clever, the longer I played 'Here Comes The Warm Jets' the more it began to take on a very Syd Barrett vibe, both lyrically and musically. Syd was the founding member and leader of the Pink Floyd that some of you might not even know- the Floyd before the excellent David Gilmore years, and way before the later mediocre David Gilmore years. There’s no mention of Barret’s influence in anything I read about Eno. A lot of David Bowie influence, obviously. But for me, this LP is much more of an homage to Syd. My only critique is that some of the songs (intro, middle, or outro) could have benefited from a little editing. That said, even a couple of the so-sos (‘Baby’s On Fire,’ a bizarre 1950’s redux?, or ‘On Some Faraway Beach’) weren’t so bad as to make me want to skip ahead to the next track. And if your tastes run to strange shit like the inclusion of echoed Grandfather clocks and Hawaiian(?) slide guitars (and, at the end of ‘Dead Finks Don’t Talk’ a sound similar to the one a corrupted computer driver makes when a song is playing), then you’ll dig this LP. The infinite monkey theorem states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite time will almost surely type any given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare. In fact, the monkey could conceivably type every possible finite text an infinite number of times. The probability of that occurring, however, while technically, not zero, is extremely small. Well, I think the monkey might have finally gotten real damn close to a pretty damn good LP! Good thing, too, given that neither you nor I have infinity to wait. At think, least I not.

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Fri Mar 11 2022
4

Yes, yes, YES!!! Brilliant stuff!

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Thu Mar 24 2022
4

After having the Ambient 1: Music for Airports album, I have ragged on Brian Eno several times. And now I regret it. After hearing this album, which is completely different, I’m starting to think maybe Brian Eno is a genius. Let that sink in. This album is full of intrigue. It’s weird in a good way. And I want to hear more. Considering that Ambient 1 came out only 4 years after this, I am stunned at Eno’s range. While Ambient 1 wasn’t really my cup of tea, I have new found respect for the ability to produce both of theses albums. I retract my quip about being thankful for Television not letting Brian Eno ruin Marquee Moon. What a foolish notion.

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Thu Mar 24 2022
4

Brian Eno is absolutely incredible. The music he creates is just so unique and memorable. Even more unbelievable is that he was creating this stuff almost 50 years ago. BE is an underlying influence in a lot of contemporary music. I was obsessed with Lotus Plaza's Spooky Action album for a good year or so and he's all over that. Of Montreal also takes a lot from Eno. Every time I listen to BE, I realize that I've barely even scratched the surface of his work. It's not all sunshine and unicorn rainbows tho. While listening to Negro Blowtorch, I kept thinking Tim Curry was going to pop out of Spotify and start singing to me in drag. That would've been scary. The more I listened to this the more I liked it. Top tracks are Needles in the Camel's Eyes, Baby's On Fire, Here Come the Warm Jets.

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Wed Mar 30 2022
4

Jaime vraiment ce quil se fait brian eno chauqe album est different et tees eclate. 4.5

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Fri Jun 17 2022
4

Crazy debut with a lot of Experimental shit going on. A fun time, if maybe a hair sloppy.

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Fri Jun 17 2022
4

Weird experimental mess for people that love getting messy.

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Wed Jun 22 2022
4

More Rm Than I expected, never done this before.

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Fri Jul 15 2022
4

Early punk, some songs go on a little long, but enjoyable and fun none the less.

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Thu Aug 11 2022
4

Vocals grate at times. Otherwise excellent. Unique sounds throughout.

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Wed Aug 17 2022
4

I love the early Eno albums. This, the first, is massively diverse and doesn't contain the ambient bits that appear in later ones. On Some Faraway Beach is epic. I'm not a massive fan of a couple of the harsher ones (esp Blank Frank) It's still amazing. 4

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

A new album for me but an instant classic

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Fri Sep 02 2022
4

Decent. 4/5

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Sun Sep 04 2022
4

Pretty unique without being annoying which is hard to do. It's a 4 star album that I probably wouldn't listen to on purpose again.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

Brian Eno likes to experiment with sounds, melodies, and lyrics. Of course, there is a significant element of risk to write and produce an album this way. I do think the risk was worth the effort, and I really like this album. One of my favorites is "On Some Faraway Beach." The song begins with very simplistic piano notes. In the background, however, a soft instrumental and vocal collaboration grows into a vast production that reminds me of Phil Spector's work in the 1960's. The lead vocals don't appear until very late in the track, which is very unusual. Very artistic album worth a listen.

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Sun Sep 11 2022
4

First time listening to a Brian Eno solo album, this is one of those weird and wonderful albums, really feeling the Velvet Underground influence. First 4 songs are brilliant but A couple of the songs, Driving me backwards & Dead finks don’t talk are just too weird for me and stops this getting full marks.

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Tue Sep 13 2022
4

A very interesting album recorded by Brian Eno, British multi instrumentalist, and and judging by "Here Come the Warm Jets", an experimentalist in music. The album could be described as a simple rock/pop mix, but thanks to the various electronic sounds, unique guitar distortion and of course not-so-straightforward vocal by Brian, it creates an another layer on which you can enjoy this album. One thing, that can be written about this album - it won't make you bored at any point, surprises lie everywhere. "...Warm Jets" start rather slow and don't show the full potential of the album with first couple of uninteresting songs. But from "Baby's on Fire", we dwell deep into the elaborated mind of Brian Eno and his experimental noises and sounds, that surprisingly always seem to fall into a right place and time, something unusual for slightly avant-garde music. The record is at its best from "Blank Frank" onwards. Four closing songs are really unique, different but very entertaining. I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of this album, and for sure I will come back to this album again and again.

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Sat Sep 17 2022
4

I admittedly knew very little to nothing about Brian Eno before listening to this album, but I was admittedly very worried judging from what kind of music comes up when you type his name in. Luckily, this album seems to be nothing like that, and in fact, was quite enjoyable. I can see why he was very much connected to both David Bowie and David Byrne. Looking forward to the other albums by him on this list.

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Sun Sep 25 2022
4

What a fascinating album. Creative, original… sometimes, it sounds like what the Beatles would have been up to has they continued. Definitely worth another listen.

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Tue Sep 27 2022
4

Brian eno - here come the warm jets (1973)
 Notes - Legendary producer & musician - Worked with David bowie, u2, talking heads, Devo - he definitely had a hand in a lot of the albums on this list - This album is sort of a jangly art-rock album with elements of bowie and talking heads - Debut solo album after his time with Roxy music - This album is all over the place in a cool way Fav - Some of them are old - Really cool harmonization in the opening and interesting guitar effects Least fav - Blank frank - I like the pieces of this song individually but all together it was a bit much 4/5

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Thu Oct 06 2022
4

Witness the creation of post-glam.

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Tue Oct 18 2022
4

Ah - Ol' Sourpuss, Brian Eno! This was fun. It sounded like Billy Joel, but with the progressiveness of David Bowie and then some. I'm writing this while listening to the last song, which sounds like bees buzzing into my headphones. Interestingly, that's what most of the record feels like. There's nothing too loud or out there, even with its uniqueness it still sounds quite muted, as if Eno was just trying things out before fully committing to a sound. You can hear alt, glam, pop, rock, and more that I probably missed on a first listen. I liked it! Favorite tracks are Needles in the Camel's Eye, Cindy Tells Me, On Some Faraway Beach and Dead Finks Don't Talk.

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Fri Apr 16 2021
3

Roxy music -lite

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Wed Oct 28 2020
3

Felt like a Bowie album ahah. Good listen

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Tue Oct 20 2020
3

Really diverse set of songs, good for mind wandering

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Fri Jun 25 2021
3

Very unmemorable. Nothing much to dislike, but nothing I particularly enjoyed either.

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Mon Mar 15 2021
3

Worth a listen but nothing remarkable

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Thu Feb 18 2021
3

While the front half of this album tends to lose the plot in all its production tricks, the back half manages to nail the balance between instrumentation and cohesion. A solid Bowie-esque experimental album all around.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

Better than Roxy music. He’s a music icon, but never listened. Thought this would be more experimental. There was some fun experiments especially with the last few songs, made it worth it.

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Fri Mar 12 2021
3

Weird

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Wed Mar 17 2021
3

Got better as it went on. Loved a couple - On Some Faraway Beach & Here Come the Warm Jets

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Wed Mar 24 2021
3

bowie-esque

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Sat Apr 17 2021
3

Rock experimental. Interesante

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Thu Jun 17 2021
3

Experimental, but without direction which makes it hard to follow at times.

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Thu Jun 17 2021
3

Quite a few songs that I greatly enjoyed, quite a few that I didn’t care for. A perfect 3

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Sun May 02 2021
3

I've been a big fan of Eno for a long time, both his solo works and also his incredible producing with the Davids Bowie and Byrne. This is not my favorite album, though. It's a bit too poppy, and nothing like his later ambient works. It's just fine!

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Tue May 18 2021
3

i liked the songs later in the album - soothing

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Wed Feb 17 2021
3

An interesting one for sure, but not really a strong record IMO

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Fri May 14 2021
3

Ok

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Wed Mar 17 2021
3

Love the creativity and the shoegaze-esque atmosphere. Very ahead of its time. Solid album, strong 3 low 4.

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Wed Mar 17 2021
3

Had moments but I did not like what was done with the vocals, might have been something in the harmonies that was throwing me off. Also did not listen to this album in the best mood so I skipped the back half of a couple songs once they had lost me.

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Sat Jun 05 2021
3

Pretty cool

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Tue May 18 2021
3

kind of annoying but catchy... nice vibe production-wise "driving backwards" is HORRENDOUS my god i had to turn it off just shut up "some of them are old" is quite nice last song is shoegaze amazing

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Thu May 13 2021
3

...und du sahst aus wie der junge Brian Eno ...nachweinen guten Tag!

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Mon May 17 2021
3

Good? Presumably very conceptual for the time but it didn’t grip me really.

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Tue May 25 2021
3

Smorgasbord of an album but overall pleasant listening.

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Fri May 28 2021
3

This is kind of what the previous album should have been. While I think Barry Adamson took himself too seriously in not taking himself seriously, this strikes a better balance. More musically interesting and innovative too. Favourite track: “Some of Them Are Old”

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Thu Jul 22 2021
3

Not sure what I just listened to, but it wasn't all bad, I guess? I see people comparing it to Bowie and I'm confused because this is nothing like Bowie unless you just think everything weird is 'like Bowie.'

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Fri Jun 25 2021
3

Ok

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Thu May 13 2021
3

un poco psicodelia está guay pero se me ha hecho largo

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Wed Jul 07 2021
3

Familiar glam flavours … Bowie, Roxy and 50’s recreations Like the more left field Eno

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Sat Jul 24 2021
3

Avant garde

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Tue Jul 27 2021
3

I feel like I would enjoy this more if there weren't sounds or vocal stylings in at least every second song that feel like they were put there with the express purpose of being annoying.

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Wed Jul 28 2021
3

Not so sure about this…

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Fri Jul 30 2021
3

3/5 niceish album, but not enough

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Mon Aug 02 2021
3

This was mostly pretty good. Particularly liked Baby's on Fire; Cindy Tells Me. Didn't really like: Driving Me Backwards; Blank Frank; Dead Finks Don't Talk.

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Mon Aug 02 2021
3

Quite good album, not amazing.

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Tue Aug 03 2021
3

Reminds me of Bowie, and its a little shoegazey in places too. Overall not super exciting though

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Sat Aug 14 2021
3

Is this good? Is this bad? Who knows? It is just uncategorisable. I listen once I think it’s absolute drivel. I listen again, I think there’s something incredible to it. You can tell Eno has some spark of genius/madness and the contribution he made to Roxy Music, Bowie and Talking Heads is discernible from this record. Do I want to listen again? Yes. And also no. I’m not reaching for the album anytime soon. But I am adding it to my library. The three stars isn’t fair but it’s all I have right now. It’s a placeholder until I make up my mind. Is this a one star? Or a five star?

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Sun Aug 15 2021
3

Brian Eno is so interesting for all of the different sounds and space he likes to explore. His first solo album is really centered around a mix of glam rock and "art pop" that seemed to be the avant-garde sound of the time, picking up where he left off with Roxy Music. However, a lot of these songs take influence outside of those genres and bend them to fit a thematic record. "Cindy Tells Me" for example takes the framework of a Beach Boys-esque pop song and throws in a psychedelic approach by adding in distorted guitars. This isn't the space that I most celebrate Eno as an artist, but it's also uncharted territory for me. It's music that takes time to sink in. Overall, it lays the groundwork for one of the most brilliant producers the music industry has ever seen, and it's a really fun album if this is your type of wheelhouse. Favorite Song: Baby's On Fire Least Favorite Song: Drive Me Backwards

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Mon Aug 23 2021
3

I feel like this is what you would get if the Talking Heads were one guy and somehow a bit weirder. Still some catchy stuff but overall pretty out there.

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Thu Aug 26 2021
3

Quién invito a Ryan emo... Nocierto si está dos trenzas ...3

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Thu Sep 02 2021
3

Pretty good but didn't blow me away.

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Tue Sep 07 2021
3

look what funny sounds i can make

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Sat Sep 18 2021
3

3.5

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Wed Oct 13 2021
3

Quite a boring album but it got me listening to some newer stuff of his and enjoy the instrumental ones

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Wed Oct 20 2021
3

This was fine, not really my cup of tea

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Tue Oct 26 2021
3

Okay

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Sun Oct 31 2021
3

Skemmtilega experimental.

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Tue Nov 02 2021
3

Favs: Needles in the Camel's Eyes / Some Of Them Are Old Score: Decent 3

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Wed Nov 10 2021
3

babys of fire

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Tue Nov 16 2021
3

Punk. A bit weird

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Fri Nov 19 2021
3

am unusual and confusing mix of sounds. reminds one of Bowie + Elvis Costello

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Tue Nov 23 2021
3

not baddd

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Tue Nov 23 2021
3

3.5/5

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Mon Nov 29 2021
3

Actually quite liked it

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Tue Nov 30 2021
3

Second listen. I heard this first from the Rolling Stone top 500 list. First time, I thought it was ok, but this time the songs are really sticking with me. I am enjoying the sounds and lyrics. Definitely fits the time with other acts like David Bowie. 3/5.

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Sat Dec 04 2021
3

This was a unique album. Each song sounded notably different from one another in a good way. Fav song: Driving Me Backwards

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Wed Dec 08 2021
3

Hey pretty good. Got a little weird towards the end but it's Brian Eno. I was a bit surprised the first half of the album WASN'T as weird as I was expecting.

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Fri Dec 17 2021
3

Weird. Kinda good, kinda bad. Think this one needs to sink in a bit more before I decide whether I actually like it or not. For now it's a 3 star for me.

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Sat Dec 18 2021
3

Quirky like Bowie but nowhere near as cool

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Sat Dec 18 2021
3

Eh ganz cool, radiohead meets ccr meets Phantom Planet oder so irgendwie...

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Sat Dec 18 2021
3

Bin iwie kein Fan von seiner Art zu singen und es waren jetzt ein paar 70ies Alben zu viel, hört sich grad alles gleich an für mich. Sehr banausig, ich weiß. Zum Teil ist es mir auch zu abgespaced, da braucht man wohl die Drogen der Zeit

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Tue Dec 21 2021
3

Experimental glam rock, yet detailed and polished, and it hit the heady heights of 26 in the album charts at some point in 1973, and that's what it is, a minor hit for a minority. Why would I listen to this again?

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Tue Dec 28 2021
3

Not a bad album but a lot of it is pretty unique instrumentals. It’s experimental and in the 70s it probably has some first sounds. Nothing I’d return to though. 5.8/10

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Wed Dec 29 2021
3

I don't think I fully "get" this album. (...yet?...) It's not bad - there's a lot of melody in here. But in terms of songs and structure/writing, there's far less. And yet from reading about it that seems exactly the intent. Brain..lacking..anchor. Something I definitely appreciate from Eno's own words was that lyrics were a true afterthought for many of these songs, if not all - making the voice "just" another instrument. e.g. "On Some Faraway Beach" is nearly all instrumental with a lovely if not simple melody and the vocals don't come in until late in the song, almost as just an orchestral addition. I like that non-traditional aspect of it. Yet for every time I think I enjoy the different aspect/s of the album, I find myself reaching for something to sink into. Some hook or memorable chorus - anything - to keep me coming back. e.g. "Dead Finks Don't Talk" is ... different. 4 minutes of being different within itself. I love the piano / drum march intro then the vocals join which are most unexpected and jarring. This song is a good microcosm of the album itself. 6/10 3 stars - I think this is a tough one to give much higher on only one or two listens - potential slow burn and will come back to this one.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
3

I actually enjoyed this album i thought it was funky and fun to listen to! 3.5/5

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Wed Jan 05 2022
3

I liked this much more than the other Eno one I got. I would listen to it again.

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Thu Jan 06 2022
3

First, I don't actually know Brian Eno's early solo music, though I do like Roxy Music. His name for me evokes \"ambient\" -- I have the app Bloom which I thought was great. So starting with just that shaky foundation, looking at this album, I don't know what to make of the title or the art. Starts out with Needles In The Camels Eye which I immediately link to the camel cigs in the album art maybe it's a big find it in the photo game? Otherwise the song strikes me as pretty forgettable. The next song, The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch, I like quite a bit but then gets weird in a way that doesn't make me want to put it in heavy rotation. Next up Baby's on Fire (better throw her in the water) sounds quite cool and is clearly clever. Solid guitar solo. But my first listen left me cold I had to go back and play it again to start to see what's good about it. I want to be the kind of person that appreciates experimental music and can immediately soak in the new ideas and revel in the weirdness. But I found it took several listens to start to get enjoyment from these songs. In other words, this album was a little bit of a chore. The creativity and confidence are evident. Clearly an important album. I love me some Bowie, Talking Heads, etc and Eno pushing the envelope is clearly how we get there. The album is brimming with ideas. But am I going to want to listen to this over and over for pleasure? No, I don't think so. I do, however, respect it.

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Sat Jan 08 2022
3

Classic Eno 3+

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Tue Jan 11 2022
3

Just not a fan of Eno.

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Wed Jan 12 2022
3

Some interesting Art rock

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Thu Jan 13 2022
3

Ok, Brian Eno. I hated you so much after the first album of yours that I had to sit through. But - this album actually sounds like music. Like it has melodies and lyrics and stuff. It's still not my "thing" - but I actually kinda enjoyed this album.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
3

Raar, maar goed op een of andere manier, maar raar...

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Sun Feb 27 2022
3

Sounds like a cross between David Bowie and Roxy Music, but without Bryan Ferry or Bowie singing on any of the songs.

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Fri Mar 18 2022
3

Eh

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Sun Mar 20 2022
3

The album is more of a vocal tour de force, of wild psychedelic hymns in Indian rhythm. In any case, he is years ahead of his time. (6/10) FT: On Some Faraway Beach

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Wed Mar 23 2022
3

Experimental pop/rock with electronic components. It was fine. I can see why it's listed as it probably sounded ahead of its time when it was released.

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Mon Dec 06 2021
3

I honestly not sure I ever listen to a full Eno album. Over pretty good.

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Wed Apr 06 2022
3

Quite liked it, not irritating and quite nice in the background.

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Sun Apr 24 2022
3

Reminds me of Bowie in music and vocals. Was ok, not too mad about this genre.

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Mon May 02 2022
3

I've known the reputation of Brian Eno for making weird ambient music but this wasn't too bad. Definitely not a representation of what is to come.

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