The Drop (album)

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The Drop
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Studio album by
Released7 July 1997
Recorded1996
GenreAmbient
Length74:00 (1997 edition)
60:00 (2014 edition)
LabelAll Saints Records
ProducerBrian Eno
Brian Eno chronology
Original Soundtracks 1
(1995)
The Drop
(1997)
Extracts from Music for White Cube
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB[2]
Robert ChristgauC[3]
Pitchfork Media3.6/10[4]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[5]
PopMatters9/10[6]
Drowned in Sound7/10[7]

The Drop is the fifteenth solo studio album by British musician Brian Eno, released on 7 July 1997 through All Saints Records. The album continues in the same style as much of his work of the period exploring impressionistic, ambient instrumental soundscapes rather than more conventional songwriting. The 2014 reissue includes the 77 Million Paintings album as a bonus disc and edits the track "Iced World" from its original 32 minutes down to 18 minutes – the same duration on both vinyl and CD.

Originally, the album was titled Unwelcome Jazz: "jazz that nobody asked for, and many did not care for."[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Slip, Dip"2:18
2."But If"1:48
3."Belgian Drop"1:56
4."Cornered"2:02
5."Block Drop"2:50
6."Out/Out"1:51
7."Swanky"2:50
8."Coasters"2:55
9."Blissed"2:53
10."M.C. Organ"2:54
11."Boomcubist"2:07
12."Hazard"2:15
13."Rayonism"2:55
14."Dutch Blur"3:02
15."Back Clack"3:19
16."Dear World"3:16
17."Iced World"32:48

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r278218
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly (25 July 1997, p.73) - "...Like most of his ambient forays, this one takes time to shape....But once he locks into confident bass tones, the fluttering notes at the high end seem to find their complement..." - Rating: B
  3. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: Brian Eno". Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Brian Eno: Nerve Net/The Shutov Assembly/Neroli/The Drop Album Review - Pitchfork". Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  5. ^ Rolling Stone (4 September 1997, p.70) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...Angular melodies, bent guitar notes, piano drizzles and manipulated effects make up THE DROP's mixed bag of 17 minicompositions..."
  6. ^ "Brian Eno: Nerve Net / Shutov Assembly / Neroli / The Drop Reissues". Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Album Review: Brian Eno - The Shutov Assembly, Nerve Net, Neroli, The Drop (expanded editions)". Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  8. ^ Sheppard, David (1 May 2009). On Some Faraway Beach: The Life and Times of Brian Eno. Chicago Review Press. ISBN 978-1556529429.

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