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  • Summary: Twenty-five years after its original release, this groundbreaking, sample-driven collaboration between Byrne and Eno has been remastered and enlarged with seven bonus tracks.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 100
    [It] was mind-bending in its day and remains so now. [May 2006, p.122]
  2. The songs sound as modern and fresh as if they were recorded last year.
  3. 90
    It's a pity that the immaculate construction that is Ghosts now has an extension tacked on to it. [Apr 2006, p.119]
  4. Nearly a quarter of a century after its initial release, My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts remains a beautifully finished work, despite its complexity: every line and fragment in place, every surface and effect neatly separated out. [#266, p.56]
  5. As an experimental project, it's clever and varied, and a vital chapter in the history of electronic music and sampling. As a pop record, it's tantalising, sensitive and essential; if you don't already own My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts, the reissue's extra tracks make now as good a time as any.
  6. Its wilful lack of song structure may make for a think-piece album rather than a jukebox favourite, but it's hard to deny its still-powerful magic. [May 2006, p.137]
  7. Bush of Ghosts seems half-baked, putatively cerebral yet underthought, interesting only because somebody famous did it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
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  1. davey
    Apr 12, 2006
    10
    Its Good...Its Real Good
  2. Dylan
    Jan 6, 2008
    10
    Everyone from Duran Duran to Blue Man Group and modern electronic music owes this record more than a debt of gratitude.
  3. cbruce
    Apr 16, 2006
    10
    This album was years ahead of it's time. It blew open a door that had never really been explored and showed us how this kind of This album was years ahead of it's time. It blew open a door that had never really been explored and showed us how this kind of recording could be done done properly. Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    Jun 28, 2006
    10
    who cares what john hiatt thought... boring fart
  5. PeterD
    Nov 24, 2006
    10
    One of my all time favorites even better with the aditional tracks.
  6. TobyK
    Jun 2, 2006
    6
    Aside from "Regiment," which is incredibly kick-ass, this album is pretty lame worldbeat faire from the 80s. Which makes sense, because after Aside from "Regiment," which is incredibly kick-ass, this album is pretty lame worldbeat faire from the 80s. Which makes sense, because after 1977 Brian Eno became obsessed with musical "atmospheres" and became mind-numbingly boring. Expand
  7. mgsc
    Apr 29, 2006
    4
    In 1981, I ran into John Hiatt in a bar in Indianapolis. He asked to what I was listening, and I told him that I was very intrigued by Bush In 1981, I ran into John Hiatt in a bar in Indianapolis. He asked to what I was listening, and I told him that I was very intrigued by Bush of Ghosts. He then launched into a diatribe about how the album represented everything that was wrong with music. I disagreed at the time. In retrospect, he might have been right. Expand

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