Brian Eno Songs Ranked

Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle EnoRDI (/ˈiːnoʊ/; born Brian Peter George Eno, 15 May 1948) is an English musician, record producer, visual artist, and theorist best known for his pioneering work in ambient music and contributions to rock, pop, and electronica. A self-described “non-musician”, Eno has helped introduce unique conceptual approaches and recording techniques to contemporary music. He has been described as one of popular music’s most influential and innovative figures. From the 1970s onwards, Eno’s installations have included the sails of the Sydney Opera House in 2009 and the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank in 2016. An advocate of a range of humanitarian causes, Eno writes on a variety of subjects and is a founding member of the Long Now Foundation. In 2019, Eno was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Roxy Music. Here are all of Brian Eno’s songs ranked.

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15. Here Come the Warm Jets (Here Come the Warm Jets, 1974)

“A beautiful song that carries a deep message. You just can’t find this kind of touching music in today’s world”

14. Needles In the Camel’s Eye (Here Come the Warm Jets, 1973)

“One of my favorite songs of all time. He has an uncanny ability to make you feel that the song is about your life, about how you grew up or about the people and places you know.”

13. Baby’s On Fire (Here Come the Warm Jets, 1973)

“Truly a classic! Like a beautiful story- it has a beginning, middle, and end. This song brings back wonderful memories of the past.”

12. 2/2 (Ambient 1: Music for Airports, 1978)

“A true masterpiece. Brian Eno could not have out done himself anymore with this song. There is nothing like it. So brilliant.”

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11. The Big Ship (Another Green World, 1975)

“By far the best Brian Eno song ever… The instruments sounds perfect and Brian does a perfect job on playing and singing!”

10. The Lost Day (Ambient 4: On Land, 1982)

“The soft beginning, then the build up, and then the best piano solo in rock history! I think this song should be number 1!”

9. Late Anthropocene (Small Craft on a Milk Sea, 2010)

“Love the music/tune and the lyrics and the chordal arrangements that thread thru all. And so… If the tune and lyrics are labelled great then this definitely is a great song”

8. By This River (Before and After Science, 1977)

“An unbelievable series of chord and a unique voice with the most tender and simple lyrics. This is the best pop love song but have a jazz quality which only few genius can do”

7 An Arc of Doves (Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror, 1980)

“I love the feel of this song. It just puts me in a really good mood. The songs upbeat, energetic and relatable!”

6. 2/1 (Ambient 1: Music for Airports, 1978)

“The intro to this song is so beautiful! And the rest of the song is incredible… The lyrics are so deep and meaningful… This is his most underrated song!”

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5. Deep Blue Day (Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks, 1983)

“This is like my life in a song and I can really relate to it and it’s just amazing and it makes me so happy whenever I listen to it.”

4. 1/1 (Ambient 1: Music for Airports, 1978)

“Most meaningful and most touching song I ever heard. You just don’t find true artists like Brian Eno anymore.”

3. Lantern Marsh (Ambient 4: On Land, 1982)

“Great catchy tune! Remember, the beat has to be great first or the lyrics won’t matter. I love the message in this song and it’s practically my anthem.”

2. Just Another Day (Another Day on Earth, 2005)

“The voice of Brian Eno is the best it’s ever been in this story. Something that could go on forever and no one would ever complain.”

1. An Ending (Ascent) (Clean, 1983)

Brian Eno’s sound is perfect and the music and the lyrics is awesome. It has an amazing fast paced tempo. Very beautiful vocals and tender, well-crafted lyrics.”