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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[?]

7.3

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 |   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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    It feels the most pensive of his ambient works, flowing across 54 unbroken minutes
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  9. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    A work of music that challenges and soothes, engrosses and sedates
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  10. 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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  11. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The icon creates 54 minutes of seamless ambient music that asks listeners to look inward
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Endless techno-utopian lift music
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  16. 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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  17. 6.0 |   Mojo

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

  18. 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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  19. 6.0 |   Q

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

  20. 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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