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Here Come The Warm Jets

Brian Eno

1974

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Here Come The Warm Jets

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3.09

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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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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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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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5

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

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5

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

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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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5

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

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5

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

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5

10/10

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5

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

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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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5

Stone cold classic- love it.

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

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

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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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5

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

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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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5

Obra de arte.

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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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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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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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5

This album is really dope

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5

Amazing album.

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5

Really solid glam/electric/guitar rock.

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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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5

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

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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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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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5

strange

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4

Unique and innovative

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4

Some great songs here

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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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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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4

Pretty enjoyable another trippy Brian eno experience

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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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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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4

Always great votes for Eno!

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4

Some great songs I already knew.

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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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4

Very experimental but more enjoyable than I had been expecting

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4

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

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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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4

solid album

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4

pretty great

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4

Good stuff.

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4

Fantastic, art rock, theatrical majesty

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4

neat!

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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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Ño me enloqueció

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Fanade

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I really liked that. Worth a re listen.

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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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very cool

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quirky, I liked it!

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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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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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4

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

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blah

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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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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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4

mad mad album, yet really liked it!

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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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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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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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4

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

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

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4

Interesting

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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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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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Brian Eno’s David Bowie cosplay 7/10

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4

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

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4

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

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4

One of the best records of the 70s.

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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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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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loved it, very Bowie esq at times

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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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4

Art pop melódico. No está mal. Un 4.

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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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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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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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4

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

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3

Roxy music -lite

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3

Felt like a Bowie album ahah. Good listen

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3

Really diverse set of songs, good for mind wandering

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3

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

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3

Worth a listen but nothing remarkable

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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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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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3

Weird

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3

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

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3

bowie-esque

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3

Rock experimental. Interesante

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3

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

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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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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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3

i liked the songs later in the album - soothing

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3

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

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3

Ok

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3

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

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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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3

Pretty cool

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

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3

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

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3

Smorgasbord of an album but overall pleasant listening.

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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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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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Ok

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un poco psicodelia está guay pero se me ha hecho largo

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3

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

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3

Avant garde

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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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3

Not so sure about this…

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3/5 niceish album, but not enough

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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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3

Quite good album, not amazing.

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

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

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Pretty good but didn't blow me away.

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look what funny sounds i can make

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3.5

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

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This was fine, not really my cup of tea

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Okay

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Skemmtilega experimental.

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

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babys of fire

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Punk. A bit weird

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

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not baddd

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3.5/5

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Actually quite liked it

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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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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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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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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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Quirky like Bowie but nowhere near as cool

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

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

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

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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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Classic Eno 3+

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Just not a fan of Eno.

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Some interesting Art rock

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

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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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Eh

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

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

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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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Vähän meni ohi eikä jäänyt mitään erikoisesti mieleen

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Never been a fan of Enos

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expected a solo album from a self-proclaimed "non-musician" producer to perhaps include interesting collaborations and subdued vocals. Mostly, though, it's nonsense sung loudly and poorly over repetitive and uncreative instrumentation. There were three tracks that I (mostly) liked, and two of them had weird tags. On Some Faraway Beach ends abruptly with what sounds like somebody taking a piano lesson, and Some Of Them Are Old fades away into 30 full seconds of wind chimes. Less than the sum of its parts. Best track: Here Come The Warm Jets

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Brian eno? More like Brian shit

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Not a fan

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Muutama ihan ok biisi sekä muutama hirvitys...

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Jetzt bin ich gespannt! Mir bekannter Name für die „Ambient“ Reihe. Das Album ist mir jedoch unbekannt. Es ist auch grundverschieden. Die Musik ist okay, aber der Sänger macht es mal wieder kaputt. Oder die Sänger? Dabei zeigt er zu Beginn, dass er durchaus singen kann, jault und jammert dann jedoch in den meisten späteren Tracks wie ein läufiger Kater. Bewerte ich jetzt das Album oder den Künstler? Kann ich leider keine Pluspunkte für geben.

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Don’t really like this genre of music.

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eh, the middle was pretty good

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Ensimmäisen biisin perusteella ajattelin jopa, että olisiko tässä vihdoin levy johon Brian Enon "kultainen kosketus" ei olisi vaikuttanut niin pahasti. Noh realiteetit löi päin kasvoja jo heti seuraavien biisien aikana. Tekotaiteellista outoilua ilman punaista lankaa on tämäkin. Kertakuuntelu riitti mielipiteen muodostamiseen.

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mais fraco q o outro do eno

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not my jam

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Fine listen, but not essential for my taste.

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Seems to get lost trying to cram in a many weird sounds as possible

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Enon Brian yllätti tällä kertaa positiivisesti ja tällä lätyllä kolkuteltiin jo kolmosen porteilla, mutta kakkoseksi silti jää. Meininki levyllä oli popimpaa ja vähemmän kokeellista kuin Music for airportsilla tai My life in the bush of ghostsilla. Ei kuitenkaan mitään hittibiisejä tai muutenkaan sellaista yleistunnelmaa, mikä erityisesti kannustaisi kuuntelemaan levyä enempää.

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Hier knapt toch geen mens van op?

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De meer Roxy Music-achtige nummers kan ik wel waarderen maar over het geheel veel te rommelig en arty voor mijn smaak.

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Paw paw negro blowtorch?

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Meh

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Really liked some tracks - others were more of a struggle. Very Bowie/Roxy Music sounding

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not bad

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Not for me. Doesn't offend my ears but I'd definitely skip these if they came on

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Very different to the ambient stuff by Eno I've listened to previously. It had some ok moments but I struggled to get into it.

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One song I liked. I think a lot of this is too experimental for me so far but maybe I'll get used to it

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A little too abstract for my taste.

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And here I am again, confessing my ignorance of yet another larger-than-life name in latter-half 20th-century popular music. Brian Eno's name has been present in my mind for probably 35 years, and yet I don't recall ever consciously listening to his work. I've heard some collaborations of his, vaguely, and know he's widely admired by all sorts of music folk like critics, fans, and fellow musicians. I do know his reputation for constantly reinventing himself, and even though this is the only album of his I've ever listened to, I can hear that even within the ten tracks on this work. I can also imagine that for its time (1974), it pushed some boundaries, which is always healthy for any artform, or society in general. I might give this another listen some time because there definitely are layers I'm sure I missed the first time through, but I don't much like it. It's not something I am psyched to listen to regularly, at least that's not how it feels to me right now. Might be suffering a bit from how I've heard a lot of other music from around that time (as well as before it and after it) that was fairly similar, and it's never quite grabbed me. Sometimes feels like it's being, I don't know, "avante garde" or odd for its own sake, or trying to be funny but it doesn't make me laugh, but that's a bit silly of me because I have no idea what Brian Eno or his fellow performers on this album were thinking or feeling.

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Always a fan of alternative rock.

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Just couldn't get into it

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It was okay, nothing all too exciting or memorable

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Eno vocals are the worst.

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Glam but with a heavy dose of experimentation. A little up-its-own-butt throughout the majority of the record. When it focuses on writing a good pop tune, it nails it. It just doesn't focus that often. Favorite tracks: "The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch", "Blank Frank"

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Love the opener. Rest, not at all.

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I can definitely hear the inspiration for the beetles’ later albums in this album. The music alright. Could’ve been better if it wasn’t so noisy some times.

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So - so

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Didn’t know anything off this one either. It was alright

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Very interesting.. 3 Some are just pretty bad. 2

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I didn’t really know what to think about this one. It didn’t like it or dislike it really. I was rather indifferent to it. I feel like I’d here this if I was sitting in a hipster bar and as long as the volume wasn’t about like 4 and I could still converse with my friends (fully vaccinated of course), then it’d be cool. I wouldn’t seek it, but I wouldn’t hijack the jukebox to change it either. 🤷🏾‍♂️

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Not my favorite of his. Lot of interesting ideas, but too chaotic for me.

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This was fine. Vocals are horrific though.

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This isn’t a genre I’m a huge fan of and listening to this album doesn’t really change that. It’s fine but washes over me a bit without being particularly memorable. I like some of the Bowie albums from this era (but not all) so again just not to my taste

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Wacky ENO ! It was alright, mostly, but I’m not a fan so only 2* I think

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The album started off okay, after that it got to weird for me. Favourite song: - Needles in the camel’s eye

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Not really a big fan. There might have been like one or two songs that I sort of liked. Before and After Science was a much better album.

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The odd interesting groove but on balance there’s more annoying nonsense on here than good music.

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Kind of weird and funky but also kind of boring. I can't say anything grabbed me.

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Interesting album and lyrics. Strange 70’s rock with some interesting lyrics

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I wish I'd stop getting Brian Eno albums on this list. This is the third one now and I'm never going to rate them highly!

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Interesting, but not great

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It's on okay album, nothings really pulled my attention.

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discordant, jangly, whiny. This era of experimental/glam/art music has never really done it for me.

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Baby's on Fire- Fist song we get to that sounds ok Finished the album. I don't get it. What is so great about this?

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- yeah this is cool - where did music for airports come from - halfway through its more okay than cool - song 7: this could be over I think, i'm zoned out -skipped through the last 3, last one sounds ok - imagine how much better this list would have been if it was limited to 1 album per artist

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Get this guy out of here

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Leeeento

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Just alot of experimental music it sounds like. Don't really care for it. 2/10.

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Dated, not much going on

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I listen to most of this, but I just couldn't finish it. It's not my thing, but maybe it's someone's...

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Huh ?

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not my thing

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Roxy music in disguise

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I got to 'driving me backwards' and turned it off. he might be influential, but this is ABSOLUTE SHIT.

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I have now spent 42 minutes with Brian Eno, and I have learned nothing. I've heard the name a lot over the years, and I always got the sense that his was a name you dropped if you were about to say, "you probably don't GET it." Well, I don't.

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Bon ben le vrai talent dans Roxy Music c'est Bryan Ferry Pas foncierement nul mais aucune bonne chanson dans l'album

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It's like putting spoons in a blender and hitting the "Puree" button.

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not for me

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Punishing.

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This is NOT ambient music. But what are you getting with "Warm Jets?" Warm, not hot. We're not going full hot tub here. This is just a bathtub with jacuzzi nozzles. You get in, and turn the jets on, and they "Needle" you with their propulsive power. But then you shift a bit and now the jets are hitting you right in the "Paw Paws" and you can't stop giggling. You don't mean to giggle, but it's just so damn ridiculous sitting there in the warm jets. And then it just gets weirder from there. You start to think about this tub full of warm jets. Who else has been in this tub? What strange diseases have been passed around to make the unnatural sounds you are hearing gurgling up from below? For a moment there's hope. Cindy gets in the tub. "Oh, here's a cute, normal lady," you say. But then it turns out she's actually a cicada, I think? Well there's no place for that in the warm tub. Cicada Cindy gets out of the tub, but she must have broken something, because all of a sudden the jets have no juice and everything is sluggish and not-so-warm, as if the jets are firing backwards. You try to ignore it and relax and pretend you're on a faraway beach, but then some crazy loud plumber named Frank barges in and breaks the tub, possibly for good. Can't see it working after this. This is NOT ambient music. Though I almost kinda sorta wish it was.

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Track 1 - Needles in the camel's eyes: Bem interessante, guitarra rítmica bem marcada, vocal legal. Surpreendeu Track 2 - The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch: Um pouco mais "experimental", com vocais um pouco menos convencionais. Solo quase de Midi / Sintetizador (estranho, mas pode crescer em mim)

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