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The Best Brian Eno Albums of All Time

List Rules
This 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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    • Producer: Brian Eno, Rhett Davies
    • Length (mins): 00:41:36
    • Genres (Music): Electronica, Ambient music, Experimental music, Art rock
    • Genres (Music): Art rock, Glam rock
    • Genres (Music): Ambient music, Art rock
    • Length (mins): 00:48:23
    • Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Art rock, Glam rock
    • Producer: Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno
    • Length (mins): 00:49:20
    • Genres (Music): Ambient music, Dark ambient
    • Label: Editions EG
    • Genres (Music): Ambient music, Experimental music, Electronic music, New-age music, Easy listening
    • Label: Editions EG
    • Genres (Music): Ambient music, Dark ambient
    • Genres (Music): Ambient music
    • Genres (Music): Classical music, Ambient music
    • Length (mins): 00:45:31
    • Genres (Music): Ambient music, World music, Avant-garde music
    • Length (mins): 00:40:01
    • Label: Editions EG
    • Genres (Music): Ambient music
  • Cluster & Eno
    12
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    • Length (mins): 00:36:17
    • Genres (Music): Ambient music
  • The Pearl
    13
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    • Length (mins): 00:42:55
    • Label: Editions EG
    • Genres (Music): Ambient music
  • Thursday Afternoon
    14
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    Thursday Afternoon

    1985
    • Nerve Net
      15
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      • Producer: Brian Eno
      • Length (mins): 01:04:27
      • Genres (Music): Experimental music, Electronic music
      • Genres (Music): Electronica, Experimental music, Art rock
    • Music for Films
      17
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      • Producer: Brian Eno, Rhett Davies
      • Length (mins): 00:41:06
      • Genres (Music): Ambient music, Experimental music, Electronic music, Dark ambient
    • Wrong Way Up
      18
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      • Length (mins): 00:41:52
      • Genres (Music): Art rock
    • Evening Star
      19
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      • Length (mins): 00:48:13
      • Genres (Music): Ambient music, Drone music
      • Label: Hannibal
      • Genres (Music): Ambient music, Dream pop, Post-rock, Experimental rock, Electronic music
      • Length (mins): 00:57:29
      • Genres (Music): Ambient music, Dark ambient
    • After the Heat
      22
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      • Genres (Music): Ambient music, Experimental rock, Art rock, Krautrock
      • Genres (Music): Ambient music, Electronic music
      • Producer: Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno
      • Length (mins): 00:43:32
      • Label: Virgin Records
      • Genres (Music): Ambient music
    • Neroli
      25
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      1993
      • Genres (Music): Ambient music, Instrumental rock