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  • Summary: After five long years, Brian Eno finally releases his first solo album since Another Day on Earth and continues to take a more ambient musical approach, collaborating with Leo Abrahams and Jon Hopkins.
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  1. Nov 9, 2010
    90
    Even when it seems a bit disjointed on close inspection, it's when you take a step back that this album really comes into focus.
  2. Oct 29, 2010
    80
    Eno unleashes tempests of breakbeats ("Horse"), electro exotica ("Bone Jump"), even roiling post-rock ("2 Forms of Anger"), creating a perfect storm.
  3. Nov 5, 2010
    80
    Eno may be trading on his earlier developments in ambience, but Small Craft on a Milk Sea is a good and proper balance of curiosity and expression.
  4. Nov 2, 2010
    70
    Small Craft is something different: a rhythmically aggressive Brian Eno album.
  5. Nov 10, 2010
    70
    Small Craft... isn't an album that's going to change the world forever, but listened to in the right environment it sometimes does just that for a few minutes at a time.
  6. Nov 8, 2010
    60
    The album may lack consistency, but it isn't short on order, each track bearing some indelible marker of Eno's touch.
  7. Nov 1, 2010
    40
    Small Craft is an attempt to puncture that bubble, but doesn't quite do it; but, hopefully, if Eno's focus is still there, the next one should. I'm at least optimistic that it will.

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