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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Brian Eno's Top 20 Albums

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Happy birthday, Brian Eno! Born Brian Peter George Eno on May 15, 1948, this English musician has made a name for himself as a record producer, composer, singer, and one of the principal innovators of ambient music. In celebration of his birthday, the DMDB offers up the top 20 albums of Eno’s career. The majority of the albums on this list feature Eno as a producer. Albums on which he was a performer are noted with an asterisk (*). It should also be pointed out that the top 18 albums on this list are in the DMDB’s Top 1000 Albums of All Time and the top three albums also make the DMDB’s Top 100 Albums of All Time list.


The Top 20 Brian Eno Albums

1. U2…The Joshua Tree (1987)
2. U2…Achtung Baby (1991)
3. Talking Heads…Remain in Light (1980)
4. Roxy Music…For Your Pleasure (1973) *
5. U2…The Unforgettable Fire (1984)
6. U2…All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000)
7. Coldplay…Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008)
8. Talking Heads…Fear of Music (1979)
9. Brian Eno…Another Green World (1975) *
10. David Byrne/Brian Eno…My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (1981) *

11. Roxy Music…Roxy Music (1972) *
12. Talking Heads…More Songs about Buildings and Food (1978)
13. Brian Eno…Here Come the Warm Jets (1974) *
14. U2…No Line on the Horizon (2009)
15. Devo…Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo (1978)
16. U2…Zooropa (1993)
17. Roxy Music…Stranded (1973) *
18. Brian Eno…Before and After Science (1977) *
19. Coldplay…Mylo Xyloto (2011)
20. David Bowie…Outside (1995)


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