Ambient 4: On Land

Brian Eno - Ambient 4: On Land
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1982 Ratings: #21 / 161
User Score
Based on 224 ratings
1982 Ratings: #29
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CRITIC REVIEWS

97
Pitchfork
It's a complete realization of several artistic aims, and of all his albums it remains the most distinctive-- there are hardly any successful imitators of its unique universe.
80
AllMusic

On Land remains a landmark event in the genre, as well as one of its high-water marks, and sounds entirely up to date 20 years after its initial release. A superb effort.

Houdanny
81

Now THIS? This is some top tier ambient. His foray into the darker and drearier side of the genre pays off big time here. My Eno binge really has dug up some gems.

Standout: The Lost day
Favs: A clearing, Tal Coat, Unfamiliar wind, Dunwich beach; Autumn 1960, , Lizard Point
Least fav: Shadow

Cyan
89

This is a very interesting album. Despite its minimalistic approach it makes a very wide and diverse atmosphere which definitely is solid for 1982.

amygoodall
80

good

Joshuukun
82

By far the most interesting Ambient Brian Eno LP with intriguing themes of "land" and "being underground" and such prevailing when I listened to this. While it's overall a captivating experience, some of the tracks feel too gimmicky imo.

(Also where's Ambient 3)

Fav tracks: Lizard Point, Lantern Marsh, Unfamiliar Wind (Leeks Hills), A Clearing

Least fav track(s): Tal Coat

spencerbg
90

My favourite in the Ambient series. Eno takes Ambient dark and menacing. Such a perfect attempt at the darker side of ambient.

100

3.tal coat ★★★★★
8.dunwich beach, autumn, 1969 ★★★★★
4.shadow ★★★★★
7.a clearing ★★★★★
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6.unfamiliar wind (leeks hills) ★★★★★
5.lantern marsh ★★★★
1.lizard point ★★★★
2.the lost day ★★★★

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Track List

  1. Lizard Point
  2. The Lost Day
  3. Tal Coat
  4. Shadow
  5. Lantern Marsh
  6. Unfamiliar Wind (Leeks Hills)
  7. A Clearing
  8. Dunwich Beach, Autumn, 1960

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Added on: July 27, 2014