Wrong Way Up

Brian Eno & John Cale - Wrong Way Up
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1990 Ratings: #27 / 321
User Score
Based on 59 ratings
1990 Ratings: #119
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tha138
77

In an ideal, pop world, these two artists would become the demigods who would make things spin away and look magnificent, even if the wrong way of an ideal, pop record is positioned upwards.

Doofy
72

'Wrong Way Up' does sound more Eno influenced than Cale influenced - and considering the uniqueness of the Byrne/Eno masterwork 'My Life in the Bush of Ghosts' it can pale by comparison.

The one moment it really bursts through is on the wondrous 'Spinning Away' that has real melodious brightness to offer rather than just rhythms and atmospherics like much of the rest.

daFigz
93

Nicked from Wikipedia: “Trouser Press praised the album, calling it "an absolutely wonderful pop record, a subversion of Top 40 formulae to the pair's own idiosyncratic (but utterly accessible) ends."
It’s quite possible that this 1990 release represents the blood & treasure of two musicians hammering out a collaborative project that is simply brilliant in spite of their respective artistic/personal differences with one another in its recording. Frankly, the backstory ... read more

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Track List

1Lay My Love
4:44
100
2One Word
4:34
100
3In the Backroom
4:02
95
4Empty Frame
4:26
95
5Cordoba
4:22
95
6Spinning Away
5:27
100
7Footsteps
3:13
95
8Been There Done That
2:52
95
9Crime In the Desert
3:42
95
10The River
4:23
95
Total Length: 41 minutes
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Added on: January 30, 2016