23 Songs, 1 Hour 55 Minutes


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Careful Critic ,

No, NOT ambient...

Hate to be pedantic, but this is NOT one of Eno’s ambient albums. Rather, it was his first vocal album in 15 years, with several uptempo tracks. He’d become self-conscious about being a front man, so on this record, he often mixes his voice in among others, or treats his own voice until it’s almost unrecognizable (an album strategy he’d go on to repeat). Highlights here are probably Wire Shock with its attack rhythm, My Squelchy Life with its hallucinogenic slow tempo, and the brisk Ali Click, with a melody that will sound surprisingly familiar to American sports fans. This expanded edition includes the “discarded” prior album which has some treasures, but it’s clear in hindsight why he didn’t consider it up to snuff.

Icons of & truly happy ,


This is ambient music with Eno's vocals... The best there is. What else can you ask for?

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