The Pearl (studio album) by Harold Budd / Brian Eno / Daniel Lanois

The Pearl by Harold Budd / Brian Eno / Daniel Lanois
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 6,155th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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77/100 (from 60 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1984 (97th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (955th)
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Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois The Pearl lp vinyl 823 162-1
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HAROLD BUDD, BRIAN ENO, DANIEL LANOIS - The Pearl - NM 1987 E.G. Ambient CD
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HAROLD BUDD BRIAN ENO : THE PEARL : 1989 Japan Gold CD! EEGCD37 VG+ No Barcode!
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77/100 (from 60 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.3/100, a mean average of 77.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.6.

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Even if it slightly suffers from track listing, in that it seems to move from happy/serene pieces to dark/sad ones and back again, there is no denying that this is one of the greatest ambient albums of all time. Each track is its own wonderful, intricate world.

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Few albums seamlessly blend with nature and become a natural part of the sounds around you. The birdsongs. The crickets chirping in the long grasses. The wind rustling through the trees. THIS does. It never seems a bit out of place. Even the birds munching at my birdseeder seem at peace with it as opposed to scattering to the winds like with everything else I play.

As it plays, it’s quite easy to imagine that it’s late afternoon. I walk softly barefoot to the koi pond on the outskirts of my village. I feel my bare feet on the pebbled path as a soft breeze plays with the wild grasses and cattails that form a backdrop to the pond. As I sit down by its stony banks, I hear the gentle splash of the turtles sliding off their little rocky perches. The frogs are already croaking in rhythm calling to their mates to comes closer. And, each striking of the piano key is like a soft pebble falling into the pond causing the water to ripple in ever expanding concrete circles outward. Outward to infinity. Until they recede again as if they were never there. As if they never existed. The small pond still once more. As the music plays, I lose myself in this gentle pattern of infinity and nothingness until my own body is no more. Until I am one with the pebbles falling into the pond and their ripples going ever outward to nothingness. Until I am no longer there. Because I am everywhere.

Grade: A+. This is my favorite album to meditate to by far and easily one of the best ambient albums of all time. Their are very few albums that I can meditate to without the music becoming intrusive, but this is one of them. And it's probably the best of the lot. There is something very natural and organic about it, and it is one of the most spiritual albums I've heard. And as I chant Om, it levitates all the way to number three.
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Best Albums of 1984
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2. The Smiths by The Smiths
3. Ride The Lightning by Metallica
4. Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
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