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"Craft is what enables you to be successful
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The Washington Post NOVEMBER 18, 2012 - by Chris Richards

BRIAN ENO: FIVE ESSENTIAL RECORDINGS

Looking for a way to into Brian Eno's extensive discography? Here are five recordings that map his trajectory:

ROXY MUSIC: Roxy Music (1972) - Eno got his professional start garnishing these glam-rock anthems with sophisticated electronic textures that predicted the new-wave boom of the 1980s.

BRIAN ENO: Before And After Science (1977) - After he departed Roxy Music, there came a five-year flurry of Eno solo albums. His superb songwriting here negates the self-described "non-musician" tag he would wear so proudly in years to come.

BRIAN ENO: Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978) - The liner notes to this landmark recording explained that Eno was trying to create music that would be "as ignorable as it is interesting."

U2: Achtung Baby (1991) - Having produced the band's 1987 blockbuster, The Joshua Tree, Eno managed to squeeze an even more evocative album out of U2 four years later.

MICROSOFT: Windows 95 Theme (1995) - Microsoft commissioned Eno to compose the little sound snippet that would chime every time you started your PC. He composed it on a Mac.


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