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: 648th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 387 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1981 (4th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (97th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (648th)
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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 387 votes)
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11/28/2021 08:21 Beowulf  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 7376/100

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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 77.7/100, a mean average of 77.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.4.

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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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75/100
From 02/27/2021 19:21
Estranho worldbeat, legal, mas preciso ouvir mais vezes para entender tudo.
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Rating:  
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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100/100
From 07/23/2019 18:23
Favorite Tracks:Help Me Somebody, The Jezebel Spirit
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90/100
From 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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Rating:  
80/100
From 03/06/2019 19:45
Wacky af. I think I like it. Maybe?
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95/100
From 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 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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Best Albums of 1981
1. Moving Pictures by Rush
2. Computerwelt [Computer World] by Kraftwerk
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