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Reflection

Brian Eno

Reflection

The latest studio release from the veteran ambient electronic composer is a single piece of music that come with an app that changes the music at different times of the day

ADM rating[?]

7.2

Label
Warp
UK Release date
01/01/2017
US Release date
01/01/2017
  1. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    This is soul music, a healing balm for a time of revved-up experience and instant gratification
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  2. 9.0 |   Mixmag

    It does nothing new – its tone barely changes over the single 54-minute piece – yet it makes you feel really, really good
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  3. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A man who collaborated with nearly every superstar of the 1970's and beyond, Eno has resurfaced in 2017 with an absolutely beautiful LP to blow the cobwebs well and truly away
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  4. 8.4 |   Resident Advisor

    In composing a piece so well-defined yet so adaptable, Eno adds yet another page to ambient music canon
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  5. 8.0 |   Clash

    This is what we have come to the expect from Eno’s ambient endeavours, and it remains as beguiling and original as ever
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  6. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    In essence, Eno has created his ambient masterwork, in that, like the aforementioned river, the flow is relentless but ever varying
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  7. 8.0 |   The FT

    A 54-minute passage of music whose shimmering, contemplative grace perfectly suits its arrival on the first day of the year
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  8. 8.0 |   The 405

    If there was any proper gift on the first day of this year - filled with more worrisome questions than it is with hope - it was this. Come, find solace
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  9. 8.0 |   Beardfood

    Eno taps in to the current ambient brief of making listeners actually feel something, and 54 minutes fly by when you’re this engrossed
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  10. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    It feels the most pensive of his ambient works, flowing across 54 unbroken minutes
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  11. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    A work of music that challenges and soothes, engrosses and sedates
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  12. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    This period of Eno's has been reflective indeed and the trap doors keep opening to wider dimensions
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  13. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The icon creates 54 minutes of seamless ambient music that asks listeners to look inward
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  14. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Whether used as sonic wallpaper or the soundtrack for a lengthy meditation, Reflection is the kind of album useful for getting ideas percolating and nourishing interior worlds
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  15. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    This is music that's never the same but sounds like it is, obsessed with the fact that it isn't
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  16. 7.0 |   All Music

    As with all of his ambient works, it's minimal and non-distracting, but there are subtle alterations and changes, and it does reward any amount of attention paid to it
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  17. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Endless techno-utopian lift music
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  18. 6.0 |   music OMH

    It’s maybe not something to play every day, but an ideal companion piece for when you’re feeling more contemplative than usual
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  19. 6.0 |   Mojo

    It's pleasant enough, if hardly transcendent, and feels - whisper it - ever so slightly old fashioned. Print edition only

  20. 6.0 |   The Observer

    The more you let it wash over you, the more it sucks you in to reveal internal structures
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  21. 6.0 |   Q

    It's an atmospheric and absorbing piece, a deep, dark pool of music. Print edition only

  22. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    It’s always a delight to hear a master ply his trade with such deftness as Eno does here, and that skill is what Reflection should be remembered for, rather than the clumsy execution of its creator’s grandiose concept
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  23. 5.8 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    The record can’t truly offer anything that he hasn’t given before more compellingly or creatively
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  24. 5.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Eno’s continuation of his flag-bearing series is about as ignorable as it has always been
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