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Postby cyberyukon on October 20th, 2008, 7:30 am

Brian Eno's influence and style was heard on predominantly two albums this year: Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" and Byrne's "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today".

So my question is this: which is the better album?

Any takers?
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Re: Viva La Today

Postby mdrmartin on October 20th, 2008, 9:37 am

I wouldn't play a Coldplay album if you paid me to................... :P
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Re: Viva La Today

Postby francey on October 20th, 2008, 11:32 am

I'm with mdrmartin.

Now, the new Grace Jones album was partly done by Eno as well... (and the rest by Sly & Robbie). Heard it only twice but dare to say it'll end up in my top 5 list of this year.
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Re: Viva La Today

Postby dachilleus on October 20th, 2008, 4:24 pm

It was my understanding that Eno actually had all the music ready for ETHWHT and DB went in primarily for vocals and arranging. Is that the same kind of influence Eno had for Coldplay's album?
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Re: Viva La Today

Postby cyberyukon on October 22nd, 2008, 4:07 am

Hmmm...good question.

I notice a difference between "Viva la Vida" and other Coldplay albums, and I notice what makes "ETHWHT" different from previous Byrne albums. And where those two differences meet I find Brian Eno.
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Re: Viva La Today

Postby dachilleus on October 22nd, 2008, 6:36 pm

cyberyukon wrote:Hmmm...good question.

I notice a difference between "Viva la Vida" and other Coldplay albums, and I notice what makes "ETHWHT" different from previous Byrne albums. And where those two differences meet I find Brian Eno.


per the OP, "which is the better album?", and this clarification above, are you asking which is the better Eno album? (sorry, I am thick). I have not heard the Coldplay album but I'll go out on a very strong, secure limb and say the DB/Eno album is better. ;)
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Re: Viva La Today

Postby Flipper on October 22nd, 2008, 11:21 pm

Having not listened to the DB cd very much (yet) I would say there a couple of great songs on Viva La Vida, but the overall quality of the DB cd is better.
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