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Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (album) by Brian Eno

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Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) by Brian Eno (1974)
Overall rank: 1,185th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 259 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1974 (27th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (260th)
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Brian Eno bestography

Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) is ranked 5th best out of 46 albums by Brian Eno on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Brian Eno is Another Green World which is ranked number 182 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 15,050.

Brian Eno album bestography « Higher ranked (739th) This album (1,185th) Lower ranked (1,805th) »
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From bnst1101
Favorite album by Eno
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From OldToad
Maybe she will do a bit of spying, with micro-cameras hidden in her hair.

This has long been my favorite album. I love the pacing of it, like a meal with some appetizers and soup up front, the main courses later, some dessert, and a cigar. The surrealism in the lyrics, the systems (Oblique Strategies, etc) used to generate words and sounds, the playing, the rich pallete of sounds, the natural sounds from electronic sources, the cynical/romantic archness. It's obviously a masterpiece, but not everybody has to like it, it's only for those looking for a certain ratio. What you believe is what you see.
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From Caesar01
At the first listen or two, I was not immediately taken with this album. Certainly good, with some memorable songs, but I didn't think it could hold up next to Here Come the Warm Jets.
However, after rather compulsively listening to this album for a number of months, I continue to be taken in by the wealth of sounds and, more notably, rhythms. Eno incorporates all kinds of different percussion instrumentation; it's often hard to even be sure what is making the sound.
Conceptualized as some sort of reflection on communist China (or something), the lyrics are, as should be expected of Eno, rather obtuse in meaning. I do definitely believe that, listened to straight through, one can feel a logical progression of music and lyrical imagery from one song to the next.
All in all a fantastic album, every bit the equal of Here Come the Warm Jets (shoot me but I prefer these to Eno's later ambient work).
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Considering his first albums, this is clearly the less inspired. Even though it has some good moments and Back in Judy's Jungle is a really good stupid song :)
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Incredibly consistent. Every single song is a highlight. Strange new sounds on every track. Unpredictable structures. So soft and gentle sometimes (Taking Tiger Mountain, The Fat Lady of Limbourg), so rocking other times (Third Uncle, Burning Airlines Give You So Much More). The vocals are much more melodic on this record compared to Here Come the Warm Jets. Total genius.
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Best Track: Third Uncle
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Excellent selection. Eno is a genius. This, and 'Before And After Science' are his masterpieces. With this classic, Eno incorporates strong rhythms and the counterpoint of synthesizer to create a kind of avante-garde/"bubblegum" crossover sound reminiscent of the music of early 1960s that also has a charisma of sheer post-modernist genius
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