Top 10 Brian Eno Songs

Brian Eno Songs

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Our Top 10 Brian Eno Songs list takes a look at the solo work of an artist who has spent most of his time working with some of the greatest rock musicians and bands in rock history. Furthermore, on many occasions, Brian Eno played a major role in helping develop that greatness for so many bands. Brian Eno was a member of Roxy Music in 1972 for the albums Roxy Music and For Your Pleasure. Eno has collaborated with King Crimson’s Robert Fripp on multiple projects. As a producer and collaborator in many fashions, Brian Eno has also spent much time working with artists such as David Bowie, U2, David Brynes of the Talking Heads, John Cale, Devo, Ultravox and so many others. Hand down, Brian Eno would have to be included in any In any discussion of the history of Progressive Rock.

Our Top 10 Brian Eno Songs list takes a look at the music that Brian Eno released on his solo albums. For this list we will star with his first album and selectively chooses songs from his catalog of solo albums in chronological order.

# 10 – Baby’s On Fire

Since we are doing this Brian Eno Songs list in chronological order, there is no way we could pass on listing one of the most cherished Brian Eno songs of all time. “Baby’s On Fire,” was released on Brian Eno’s first album Here Come the Warm Jets. The great album was released in 1974. Listen to that amazing guitar solo by Robert Fripp at the end. The video will freak you out!

# 9 – Third Uncle

The great track “Third Uncle,” was released on Brian Eno’s second album entitled Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) The album was released in 1974. “Third Uncle,” was the opening track on the record’s second side.

# 8 – Sky Saw

Tough to pick only one track from Brian Eno’s amazing third album entitled Another Green World. The track “Sky Saw” also featured Phil Collins on drums and John Cale on viola. Another Green World was mostly an instrumental album and marked a dramatic departure from his previous work.

# 7 –  The Big Ship

Well we could not do it. We had to pick at least one more. “The Big Ship,” is a legendary Brian Eno Song. We could not pass on this one. Brian Eno played all the instruments on this great track. A wonderful evolving piece of music.

# 6 – Discreet Music

This is haunting and beautiful in the same breath. Side one of Brian Eno’s Discreet Music album should not be missed. The album was released in 1975. It showcased Brian Eno’s journey into the concept of minimalist music. Brian Eno played all the instruments on the track Discreet Music. The track “Discreet Music,” took up the entire A side of the album clocking in at thirty minutes.

# 5 – King’s Lead Hat

“King’s Lead Hat,” was released as a single from the album Before and After Science . Its one of those very addicting Brian Eno Songs with a most memorable vocal. The album was released in 1977.

# 4 – Thursday Afternoon

The ambient Brian Eno at his best. This is basically one 60 minute track that took up the entire album. Brian Eno played all the instruments. This one was released in 1985. If you have a massage char this is a great piece of music to just get lost into.

# 3 – Fractal Zoom

We jump ahead another seven years to 1992 and a return to rock with the Nerve Net album. “Fractal Zoom,” was the album’s opening number.

# 2 – And Then So Clear

This one is absolutely stunning. The beautiful track And Then So Clear was released on the album Another Day on Earth. The album was released in 2005.

# 1 – Fickle Sun (iii) I’m Set Free’

The closing movement from Brian Eno’s 2016 album The Ship is the perfect way to end our chronological Top 10 Brian Eno Songs List.

 

 

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