Great Surprise Review

From PopMatters:

Eno’s biggest gift to Surprise is standing well in the background of it; his work here involves beat-amending and the judicious employment of rhythm, which is more or less the sort of thing Simon got into with Graceland and The Rhythm of the Saints and hasn’t really ever given up. No question that Eno has the innate ability to telegraph where Simon is going with things—he lovingly turns up the six-strings and lets them gently fade on pretty breezes of tracks like “I Don’t Believe” and “Another Galaxy”, and adds tasteful synthetics to make wonderful things of songs like “Everything About It Is a Love Song”. But his role is to fill in the blanks in Simon’s playbook of songs—and they’re some of his strongest ones in years.