Jesus Christ, it's times like these at 8 in the morning on a Saturday that I'm blasting this album at full volume while drinking my morning coffee and watching the sun that I feel like this is the best album ever.
"Backwater" is one of the most maddeningly catchy songs ever made. This is a great record, the first one I ever bought from Eno's solo career, and it made me want to seek out his other stuff. It's the perfect marriage of his more "pop" songwriting and his forays into ambient and electronic music. This is an essential album and one of the best of the 70s. Fans of Talking Heads, Bowie's "Berlin" period and Krautrock will especially like this one.
I could see this being apart of the Berlin trilogy though the whole point of that was Bowie albums so if this was included you might as well add a Iggy Pop album. I'm think this is how it would go.
3.Before and After Science
Why, isn't this the third Berlin Trilogy release, not Lodger. I mean, Lodger has almost nothing in common with the other 2, this does. Quiet tracks on side 2, disco-ish art-rock traks on side 1. WHY IS THIS NOT THOUGHT OF AS THE FINAL INSTALLMENT OF THE BERLIN TRILOGY? 'Cos it is!