Ambient 1: Music For Airports

Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1978 Ratings: #11 / 116
User Score
Based on 739 ratings
1978 Ratings: #13
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Like a fine painting, these evolving soundscapes don't require constant involvement on the part of the listener. They can hang in the background and add to the atmosphere of the room, yet the music also rewards close attention with a sonic richness absent in standard types of background or easy listening music.

100
Sputnikmusic
Possibly one of the simplest albums in existence and easily one of the best, Eno's first ambient work is a true classic. A truly mindblowing album, while at the same time, not mindblowing at all.
100
The 405
Even if you do not particularly enjoy ambient music, Eno’s breathtaking and forward-thinking alchemy of sound and emotion is a reprieve and a warm embrace through time and space—one that sets the stage for the listener to notice the beautiful subtleties through life’s commotion and tumult.
92
Pitchfork

In long, disintegrating notes that echo the work of Morton Feldman, Music for Airports gives the listener nothing to hold onto, remaining as transitory as its location.

80
Slant Magazine

More than just spatial white noise, Music for Airports is the sonic equivalent of visual art.

exception
NR

Played this over the loudspeaker at Bush International in Houston. Tried to tell the TSA that it was music specifically composed for this setting, but their tiny authoritarian brains couldn't understand and they put me on the no-fly list anyway. Eno doesn't have an album called "Music for Amtrak Stations" so I just listen to Tool when traveling now.

oh
80

I listened to this on the plane, not the airport

Oh the savage (dab)

PipePanic
80

This helped.

For those who don't know (so all of you), I'm an insomniac. Is that too strong of a word? Most people assume and expect a lot when you day that. It just means I cant really sleep sometimes, at lest recently. Its a fairly new issue I've been facing, only for the past 3 years or so. A lot of people, once they hear that, sort of unlegitimalize what I'm going through as either I'm faking it or that I'm not 'really' going through it, but that's a different topic. The main thing is ... read more

Joshuukun
89

How's 1/2 just 2/1 but with piano (also can't decide which one i like more)

Fav tracks: 1/1, *2/2

Wazz
98

I listened in an actual airport for the full experience

63

1/1: 10/10
2/1: 3/10
1/2: 4/10
2/2: 8/10

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Track List

11/1
17:21
97
22/1
8:54
80
31/2
12:07
84
42/2
9:38
90
Total Length: 48 minutes

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Added on: November 14, 2013