My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts (studio album) by Brian Eno & David Byrne

My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts by Brian Eno & David Byrne
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 641st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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77/100 (from 418 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1981 (5th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (100th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (641st)
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 418 votes)
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05/19/2024 19:07 colonelchibbers  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,66777/100
 
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05/09/2024 13:47 javicho07  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,97682/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.1/100, a mean average of 76.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.3.

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75/100
From 09/03/2022 22:55
As to be expected with Eno this album is wildly experimental and artistic, but there some legitimate bangers on here too - Regiment, Help Me Somebody and The Jezebel Spirit.
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80/100
From 06/19/2022 07:01
I think there is no album I've bought & traded, bought & traded & bought and traded, etc. more than this one. I'm hot & cold on it. Still, a classic.
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75/100
From 05/20/2022 19:31
You will listen and you will think it’s a bit weird in parts and you will not really “get it” but that’s OK because you will have bounced your knee in time to the dominant rhythms.
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From 03/24/2022 20:17
A very enjoyable but different LP that I still listen to many years later.
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45/100
From 12/02/2021 14:04
annoying repetitive recorded sounds maybe okay as ambient
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95/100
From 03/29/2021 02:13
Astonishingly good. Can't believe I had never heard this before. I think I am going to become an Eno-head in my later years.
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From 02/27/2021 19:21
Estranho worldbeat, legal, mas preciso ouvir mais vezes para entender tudo.
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80/100
From 04/18/2020 16:21
Exactly what I expected from a collaboration between Brian Eno and David Byrne, which is to say that this is nothing short of great. My Life in the Bush of Ghosts has Byrne's fondness for weird funk rhythms and Eno's clear artistic vision. I also don't think sampling was used like this, if at all, in 1981. I've not heard too much buzz about this album, which is sad because I think it's fantastic and fun to listen to.

Also, I'd like to point out that the 2006 artwork for this album sucks and the original cover is way better.
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From 12/31/2019 10:37
Funky, scary, different, expansive, immersive.
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From 07/23/2019 18:23
Favorite Tracks:Help Me Somebody, The Jezebel Spirit
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