Ambient 1: Music For Airports (studio album) by Brian Eno

Ambient 1: Music For Airports by Brian Eno
Year: 1978
Overall rank: 612th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 531 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1978 (12th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (147th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (612th)
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Ambient 1: Music For Airports is ranked 3rd best out of 50 albums by Brian Eno on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Brian Eno is Another Green World which is ranked number 169 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,634.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.0/100, a mean average of 78.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.5.

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80/100
From 09/06/2022 17:19
Solid record
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From 03/04/2022 02:03
The ideas of Morton Feldman, Christian Wolfe, et al in the 50s and 60s are here recontextualized (Feldman and the others were not thinking of making background music), made more accessible (the tempos here are blistering fast compared to a lot of Feldman) and given the luster of Eno's fame. Eno knew those composers personally and is obviously not hesitant to credit them as influences, but some fans seem to think Eno came up with the concept of musical minimalism, lol. This tradition had been running for at least two decades at the time, but he gave it a whole new life, that's for sure. For me, the vocal pads that he uses on some tracks of this and the follow-up have aged extremely badly, making those tracks unlistenable. I prefer his later stuff in this vein, the Apollo thing and his art installation music, where his subtle skills at synthesis and sound design are, to my ears, on better display.
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From 10/14/2021 15:16
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70/100
From 09/21/2021 21:25
highlights: 1/2 and 2/2
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From 01/28/2021 19:40
If you listen to this in a particular mood, it seems like the best album ever. Outside that context, though, it makes little sense.
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85/100
From 06/24/2020 04:43
Not a huge fan of most ambient music, but Eno infuses creativity into every track here.
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From 05/16/2020 16:49
Very good for those of us with GAD. The calm, gentle but beautiful sounds Eno creates take the sting out of any anxiety attacks.
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75/100
From 02/04/2020 22:52
Arguably the most important release from the guy who coined the term "ambient music". But it's not the best ambient album from the 70s, not even from Eno himself.
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From 11/30/2019 13:43
it is very strange how as you get older you start liking stuff you hated.honestly 10 yrs ago this stuff sounded crap,after moby I thought a couple of years ago to give this ago,i brought this and films and I found myself really enjoying it.it really does calm you down and makeyour mind wander off. great.
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From 01/22/2019 13:36
Incredibly soothing, I can hardly believe that this album is 41 years old, honestly. Great to put on and simple zone out or go to sleep, I can't quite wrap around the creative genius but I'll leave that to the other smarter commenters haha
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Best Albums of 1978
1. Darkness On The Edge Of Town by Bruce Springsteen
2. Parallel Lines by Blondie
3. The Cars by The Cars
4. This Year's Model by Elvis Costello
5. Van Halen by Van Halen
6. Die Mensch·Maschine [The Man-Machine] by Kraftwerk
7. Some Girls by The Rolling Stones
8. The Kick Inside by Kate Bush
9. Music For 18 Musicians by Steve Reich
10. More Songs About Buildings And Food by Talking Heads
11. Hemispheres by Rush (CA)
12. Ambient 1: Music For Airports by Brian Eno
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14. 3rd by Big Star
15. All Mod Cons by The Jam
16. Chairs Missing by Wire
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18. The Modern Dance by Pere Ubu
19. Outlandos D'Amour by The Police
20. Powerage by AC/DC
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