Brian Eno - Another Green World 2xLP
What remains to be said about Another Green World - one of the all-time classic art-rock records? Here we find Brian Peter George St. John Le Baptiste De La Salle Eno (yes, that's his full name!) leaving behind the song structures of the preceding albums, and jumping straight into inventing the mood-driven, fragmentary approach of atmospheric songs. A melding of his ambient sides with occasional vocals. "Sombre Reptiles", "I'll Come Running", "St. Elmo's Fire," all fantastic songs. If you've never heard this record, buy it and fall in love with it. Really, just a flat-out model and inspiration for everything synthetic / experimental / art / punk / pop from Bowie's Low album to Talking Heads to Stereolab and beyond.