Like many of Eno's ambient albums, The Pearl rewards repeated listenings. I've had the album just over a year and I listened to it a lot over a about a month, but remained undecided about it. Now, after checking out again, I believe it to be a beautifully haunting album, despite it not being as good as Music For Airports, Ambient 4 On Land and Apollo. Once you get over the lack of structure and definite beginnigs and ends, this album really does have appeal. Some moments are extremely beautiful, such as Late October and Stream With Bright Fish. Other moments, such as The Pearl, are quite sinister. The whole work has a wonderful flow and it's a great record to put on, escape and swim in the atmosphere of the music. The album, like the others mentioned in this review, shows a genius at work and shows why Brian Eno's music was so emotional,groundbreaking and massively influencial.