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

My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts by Brian Eno & David Byrne (1981)
Overall rank: 652nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 329 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1981 (4th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (98th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (652nd)
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My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts is ranked as the best album by Brian Eno & David Byrne.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 79 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 329 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 77.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 78.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.6.

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From Street21221 07/23/2019 18:23
Favorite Tracks:Help Me Somebody, The Jezebel Spirit
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From leMonk 06/18/2019 15:15
I really did not see this coming. Of course there is a relationship with "Remain in Light" by TH, but the combined talent of Eno / Byrne makes this album the best and most innovative music of 1981. The processing of samples (tape loops, because digital technology was not yet available) is extraordinary. Feverish. The voices of the outside world merge seamlessly with the haunting music.
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80/100
From adnielsen 03/06/2019 19:45
Wacky af. I think I like it. Maybe?
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95/100
From emptysquares 05/24/2018 20:44
Created in a pre-digital world and somehow manages to be both creepy and funky at the same time.
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80/100
From rockinsteve 04/19/2018 06:18
Strange, but interesting music. If you're a fan of Brian Eno or David Byrne's music, check this one out.
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From 03/09/2017 22:15
With its unrelenting combination of funk, electro, middle-eastern & rock music, Eno & Byrne had created "the sound of the future"; an experimental, avant-garde album "poppy" enough to appeal to wider audiences. A brilliant, worldly piece of art.
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85/100
From garycottier 02/23/2017 19:54
Brilliant and inventive. Good to really listen to and great background music too. A great collaboration.
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From stangetzaway 12/01/2016 23:31
Wonderful sample driven pastiche heavily influenced by African music and inspired by the novel of the same name. Eno and Bryne are at their peak and this is virtually as good as Remain in Light. 18 track extended cd every bit as pleasurable listening as the original and maybe preferable as it includes tracks slated that were omitted due to legal issues over samples holding up the album's release and subsequent recordings replacing them. This would have sounded like nothing else at the time.
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From Rhett 07/16/2016 19:56
The most startling album to come out in the first half of the 80s. It's pure magic.
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From JoaoMoreira 06/03/2016 04:28
A strong album that is indeed a collection of jams and sound experiences.
Mea Culpa is the outstanding creation of the record.
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