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Brian Eno - The Ship Album Review

Album Review

Brian Eno makes a record nearly as great as his reputation.

Brian Eno fans have a tendency towards hagiography. Of course, he has been an important figure in the development and dumbing-up of rock music.

His work with early Roxy Music gave them an extra twist, yet it’s ludicrous to claim the band instantly went downhill after he left. While his collaborations with Bowie, notably on the so-called Berlin trilogy (mostly recorded in France), were indeed influential, again the tendency to give him all the credit does a massive disservice to Tony Visconti (the actual producer) and Bowie’s consistently agile mind.

Eno an emotionally powerful singer? Who knew?!


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