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Pitchfork JUNE 23, 2004 - by Eric Carr
THE TOP 100 ALBUMS OF THE 1970S - #24: BRIAN ENO'S HERE COME THE WARM JETS
Clearly, the '70s was Eno's decade. With at least four jaw-dropping albums in just a ten-year span, his records split votes faster than Ralph Nader. Don't be fooled by that "#24" you see up there - Here Come The Warm Jets is his mesmerising solo debut, a landmark in his career, and arguably his greatest album. Out from under Bryan Ferry's chart-seeking shackles, Eno - here joined by the rest of Roxy Music and guitar-wizard Robert Fripp - celebrates his departure with all the joy and irreverence of a newly freed man. A master sound manipulator, he indulges all of his just-skewed pop theories and techniques, creating not only vibrant, unique songs, but some beautiful sounds besides. His methods and results are more polished elsewhere, but with Eno's biting wit and singular innovation at an all-time high, this album is simply too purely enjoyable to ignore.