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The Best Brian Eno Albums of All Time

Updated August 29, 2019 2.1k votes 490 voters 13.7k views

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Brian Eno is considered by many to be one of the best art rock artists of all time. Since he's such an influential band, let’s rank the best Brian Eno albums, with the help of your votes. First known as the keyboard player in Roxy Music, Brian Eno found instant acclaim as a solo artist with his debut album Here Come the Warm Jets (1973). 

This Brian Eno discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Brian Eno albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Brian Eno singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Brian Eno album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Brian Eno album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

Albums on this list include Another Green World (1974) and Before and After Science (1977). This list of popular Brian Eno CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

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  • 1

    ArtistBrian Eno

    ProducerBrian Eno, Rhett Davies

    TracksLittle Fishes, The Big Ship, Becalmed

    Length (mins)00:41:36

    Genres (Music)Electronica, Ambient music, Experimental music, Art rock

  • 2

    ArtistBrian Eno

    TracksKing’s Lead Hat, No One Receiving, Here He Comes

    Genres (Music)Ambient music, Art rock

  • 3

    ArtistBrian Eno

    ProducerDaniel Lanois, Brian Eno

    TracksThe Secret Place, Silver Morning, Under Stars II

    Length (mins)00:49:20

    Genres (Music)Ambient music, Dark ambient

  • 4

    ArtistBrian Eno

    Tracks1/1, 2/1, 1/2

    LabelEditions EG

    Genres (Music)Ambient music, Experimental music, Electronic music, New-age music, Easy listening

  • 5

    ArtistBrian Eno

    TracksOn Some Faraway Beach, Blank Frank, Here Come the Warm Jets

    Genres (Music)Art rock, Glam rock

  • 6

    ArtistBrian Eno

    TracksMother Whale Eyeless, Taking Tiger Mountain, The Great Pretender

    Length (mins)00:48:23

    Genres (Music)Alternative rock, Art rock, Glam rock

  • 7

    ArtistBrian Eno

    TracksThree Variations on the "Canon in D Major" by Johann Pachelbel, II: French Catalogues, Three Variations on the "Canon in D Major" by Johann Pachelbel

    Genres (Music)Classical music, Ambient music

  • 8

    ArtistBrian Eno, David Byrne

    TracksMoonlight in Glory, The Carrier, Come With Us

    Genres (Music)Electronica, Experimental music, Art rock

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  • 10

    ArtistBrian Eno, Cluster

    TracksSchöne Hände, Die Bunge, Wehrmut

    Length (mins)00:36:17

    Genres (Music)Ambient music

  • 11

    ArtistBrian Eno

    ProducerBrian Eno, Rhett Davies

    TracksSparrowfall, Part 2, From the Same Hill

    Length (mins)00:41:06

    Genres (Music)Ambient music, Experimental music, Electronic music, Dark ambient

  • 12

    ArtistBrian Eno, Jon Hassell

    TracksGriot (Over "Contagious Magic"), Ba-Benzélé, Rising Thermal 14° 16' N; 32° 28' E

    Length (mins)00:45:31

    Genres (Music)Ambient music, World music, Avant-garde music

  • 13

    ArtistBrian Eno

    TracksA Long Way Down, Going Unconscious, Just Another Day

    LabelHannibal

    Genres (Music)Ambient music, Dream pop, Post-rock, Experimental rock, Electronic music

  • 14

    ArtistBrian Eno

    TracksLizard Point, Lantern Marsh, Unfamiliar Wind (Leeks Hills)

    LabelEditions EG

    Genres (Music)Ambient music, Dark ambient

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    ArtistBrian Eno, John Cale

    TracksOne Word, In the Backroom, Footsteps

    Length (mins)00:41:52

    Genres (Music)Art rock

  • 16

    ArtistBrian Eno

    TracksAsian River, Sirens, 4‐Minute Warning

    Genres (Music)Ambient music

  • 17
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    ArtistBrian Eno

    ProducerBrian Eno

    TracksWire Shock, Juju Space Jazz, Decentre

    Length (mins)01:04:27

    Genres (Music)Experimental music, Electronic music

  • 18

    ArtistBrian Eno, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Dieter Moebius

    TracksLight Arms, The Shade, The Belldog

    Genres (Music)Ambient music, Experimental rock, Art rock, Krautrock

  • 19

    ArtistBrian Eno

    ProducerDaniel Lanois, Brian Eno

    TracksMarseilles, Melancholy Waltz, Don't Look Back

    Length (mins)00:43:32

    LabelVirgin Records

    Genres (Music)Ambient music

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  • 21

    ArtistBrian Eno

    TracksPaleosonic, Written, Forgotten

    Genres (Music)Ambient music, Electronic music

  • 22
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    7

    Neroli

    1993

    ArtistBrian Eno

    TracksNeroli (Thinking Music, Part IV)

    Genres (Music)Ambient music, Instrumental rock

  • 23

    ArtistBrian Eno

    TracksI Dormienti

    Genres (Music)Ambient music, Dark ambient

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    ArtistBrian Eno, Harold Budd

    TracksLate October, An Echo of Night, Dark-Eyed Sister

    Length (mins)00:42:55

    LabelEditions EG

    Genres (Music)Ambient music

  • 25

    ArtistFripp & Eno

    TracksEvening Star, Evensong, Wind on Wind

    Length (mins)00:48:13

    Genres (Music)Ambient music, Drone music