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Here Come The Warm Jets

Brian Eno

1974

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Fri Jun 23 2023
4

It is here that you can find the origins of the sound of Talking Heads.

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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 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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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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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 Jan 20 2023
5

I had a little experience with this album, as my partner got it and really liked a few songs off of it, so I was pretty sure I was gonna like it. Even so, it blew me away. It's saying something to make an album that still sounds like nothing you've heard despite being fifty years old. This was awesome. My favourite songs were The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch, Cindy Tells Me, and Some Of Them Are Old.

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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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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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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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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 Jun 23 2023
3

Interesting, some nice parts to it

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Kinda Prog. Kinda Glam. It's Pram.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

Some experimental sounds especially for the era

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Wed Dec 07 2022
5

I'm totally biased, but I love Eno, and I think I even prefer this arty pop rock to his ambient works.

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Fri Jan 13 2023
5

Love it. 50% out there rock and 50% just a man writing the most savage break up letter of all time to Brian Ferry. The whole album is great, but the home stretch of Dead Fink's, Some of Us are Old and Here Come the Warm Jets is as good as any album can hope for.

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Thu Feb 02 2023
5

So here's one I've never listened to before despite being a big Roxy Music fan and liking a lot of his ambient and production work. This is a definitely an out there listen, but it is never short of interesting. Eno will never be mistaken for an ideal rock vocalist, but I do think his vocals mix well with the bizarre but musical pop tunes. I love the collage of sounds and how one minute we have a freak out, then a pretty melody and then a mix of strange and exciting sounds. Influence-wise, I can hear how a heck of a lot of alternative/rock music of the late 70s, 80s, and 90s was influenced by this work. This is quite in my wheelhouse and I'm here for it.

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Wed Mar 15 2023
5

Pretty out there. Sounds ahead of it's time

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Wed May 03 2023
5

One of my favourite albums of all time!!! Could listen to it over and over again. I'd give it more than 5 stars if I could..

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Wed May 31 2023
5

After standing on the sidelines being in one of the more important glam rock groups of the day, Brian Eno decided that the wheels of his ever curious mind needed to start spinning. He'd grown too big and too much for Roxy Music and there was much more vast and wider terrains for him to roam. Thus, Here Come the Warm Jets. This album belongs on the lists of greatest debut solo albums of all time and the forty-two minutes given to this record and the unique creativities of the participants involved is a testament to the fact. Nearly fifty years on, this album remains stimulating, exciting, a world-building feat, monumental and inventive as all hell. This is experimental pop at its epochal finest and it's utterly insane to think that it was only the beginning for Ol' Sourpuss. Love this album. Love, love, love this album!

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Thu Jun 08 2023
5

very bowie-esque. instrumentals hella fun. can't get a grasp of the lyrics but generally giving me a good vibe.

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Wed Jun 14 2023
5

Eno’s best for me, probably due to the relatively standard song structures here, closer to his Roxy work than most of his solo output. It holds the oddness together. The sounds here are also some of his more interesting sonic experiments. The guitars particularly, but the loops sneak around a lot if these tracks, both holding them together and taking them to other places.

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Wed Jun 21 2023
5

What a classic! It influenced so many artist that you can’t name them all

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Mon Aug 14 2023
5

one of the coolest albums I’ve heard all year too good to rate I’ll definitely be revisiting this several more times

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Fri Aug 18 2023
5

Few musicians fascinate me more than Brian Eno; I’m forever in his corner, and shit like this is why.

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Wed Oct 04 2023
5

Very cool! This album feels super interesting, because it has the over the top ostentatiousness of a hair metal rock opera, but is edgy and forward looking like an art-house album. I find the way he plays with sounds and voices to be quite intersting. For example in, "Baby's On Fire", Brian takes on this weird nasally voice which slides between notes before abruptly stopping on sharp words. Similarly, Driving Me Backwards sounds like a drunk parlor son with the detuned pianos, yowling echoed vocals, and distorted guitars. The tonal range is quite incredible. I think what I love most about the album is the hints of sounds-to-come in every song. Here Come the Warm Jets reminds me of the feel good nostalgic trip 00's alt-rock, while Dead Finks Don't Talk sounds like Yeasayer decades before they even came on the scene. This is so cool as an album, and I love how every song is an evolutionary journey. Nice!

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Wed Oct 11 2023
5

5/5. A pretty wild album with such unique songs and ideas that I have to give it a 5. Each song is awesome and also so silly, I just love the energy. I was never bored throughout the album, and I went back and listened to individual ones for the fun of it. Good stuff.

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Wed Oct 18 2023
5

There is a reason this man is a legend. Amazing debut solo album. This man gets avante-garde.

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Fri Oct 20 2023
5

One of the greatest solo debuts of all time.

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Fri Oct 20 2023
5

This feels like the Beatles and The Beach Boys had a baby who’s into alternative and borderline punk. I like it a lot and the instrumentation is exquisite.

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Thu Nov 09 2023
5

There more Eno I listen to, the more I like him. This is such an interesting album. I love the vocal doubling on the guitars on the eponymous track. You're trying to evoke an experience "On Some Faraway Beach"? Then record your instrumentation like it's 20 miles away. These compositions featuring rock instrumentation have a lot you can dig into, if you're willing to give it a chance.

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Mon Dec 11 2023
5

I have not listen to an Eno record in years and I loved it this is a re-mastered version so its sounds fresher then the original from the 1970's

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Wed Jan 17 2024
5

Being a fan of prog and art rock as well as anything punk adjacent, I'm surprised I've never heard this album with the exception of maybe 'Cindy Tells Me'. In all it's oddness, and perhaps harsh elements, I found this album pleasing and even calming. This really blends the experimental, pop, and ambient together very nicely to the point that even if I didn't like some songs as much as others, it's all very unique and worth digging into.

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Wed Jan 17 2024
5

I could use some warm jets during these cursed ice cold grey nothing months. Anyway this is niiiiice

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Sun Feb 04 2024
5

I remember buying this album because I was a Roxy Music fan, but this album was unlike anything else that I'd ever heard. Eno was "out there". A great album. A bit controversial back in the day because of the cover.

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Sun Feb 25 2024
5

Loved it, creative funky and warm

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Mon Feb 26 2024
5

First time through, I thought, well, there are some hits and some big misses here. Second time through, I thought, where did the misses go??? An interesting and entertaining listen. Eno takes me by surprise again.

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Mon Feb 26 2024
5

I continue to find myself drawn deeper into the musical world of Brian Eno. Great album!

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Wed Mar 27 2024
5

I'm not going to be able to be impartial when it comes to Brian Eno. His debut is filled with so many diverse sounds and textures, especially the final few tracks. 4.5/5

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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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Sun Feb 07 2021
4

I’d heard of Briann Eno and only knew one song. I really like his Brit pop style and he reminds me of Mark Bolan from T Rex’s voice and David Bowie lyrically and slightly in style. I really enjoyed the album and will seek out more of Eno’s work in the future

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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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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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