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'High Life' elevates the Eno-Hyde rhythm
'High Life' elevates the Eno-Hyde rhythm

In the same way that there's no such thing as a terrible Pablo Picasso painting, it's hard to imagine Brian Eno releasing a record worthy of dismissal, let alone contempt. Some of his 50-odd solo and collaborative albums may be more difficult than others. A few may require you abide by the composer's request that listeners experience them as background music. Still others, like "High Life," his new collaboration with Underworld's Karl Hyde, succeed through monumental propulsion, more concerned with textures than with the gymnastic hooks of his early rock classics "Here Come the Warm Jets" and "Taking Tiger Mountain … By...

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