Both Brian Eno
and John Cale
have always flirted with conventional pop music throughout their careers, while reserving the right to go off on less accessible experiments, which means they've always held out the promise that they would make something as attractive as this synthesizer-dominated collection, on which Eno
comes as close to the mainstream as he has since Another Green World
is as catchy as he's been since Honi Soit
. The result is one of the best albums either one has ever made.