Brian Eno - LUX
Critic Score
Based on 23 reviews
2012 Ratings: #361 / 958
User Score
Based on 32 ratings
2012 Ratings: #262
November 13, 2012 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
A.V. Club

As with Eno’s greatest ambient work, Lux seems to complement something just beyond reach, absent but not unknowable

80
Pitchfork

If Lux does nothing else, it suggests that there's a reason Eno's name has become synonymous with "ambient" and why his thoughts on the music remain the gold standard.

80
Drowned in Sound

On one end, it sounds like a straightforward film score. In another instance, it’s perfect headphone music for self-study or personal contemplation.

80
The 405

If ambient music is designed to "modify one's perception of a surrounding environment," LUX is an unqualified success

80
PopMatters

Like any good artist pushing the boundaries of his medium, Eno does away with the easily digestible progression through brief poems of sounds and opts instead for four movements, barely distinguishable to the impatient ear, but demanding to be taken seriously.

80
NME

The detail of individual tracks is almost irrelevant, as the album drifts from sunrise strings to rise-and-fall synths to piano notes as delicate as foals taking their first steps.

80
musicOMH

Eno’s Lux takes you on a journey that allows your imagination to run wild – a record that will create differing landscapes for everyone who listens to it.

79
Beats Per Minute

We didn’t need further proof that Eno is a masterful ambient music maker, but here we are anyway.

75
Under The Radar

Whether it plays like the soundtrack to peace, loss, or twinkling lights, LUX is a composition that is no more static than its listener.

70
Consequence of Sound

LUX holds up to close listening and background work alike, providing material for deep thinking just as well as the scene in which a character thinks deeply. 

royalflush
78
Sounds great if you play all 4 tracks simultaneously
Cyan
76
Even though this was made for an event the unique use of sounds and instruments are one of a kind. But the album is slow paced even for an ambient fan.

LOL experimental rock?!😂
holsgr
77
( ☆☆☆½ ) — highly recommended
snarekickblues
49
Best Track: LUX 3
Worst Track: LUX 2
Most Overrated Track: LUX 1
Most Underrated Track: LUX 4
85
As Zen as the Bloom app left en repeat forever. Chill.
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Added on: September 26, 2012