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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

3.96 | 671 ratings

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The Lost Chord
5 stars Score: 9.7/10 Incredible

Hergest Ridge is yet another beautiful album from Mike Oldfield. This album is extremely emotional in the sense that it gives off a very strong vibe. The melodies found here are very rich with feeling and make you wonder what Mike was doing in Hergest Ridge, what he was thinking and trying to evoke through these melodies. I certainly take a very rainy day, peaceful feel from the entire album, and it is overall an epic journey through the feelings and thoughts portrayed. I must take of a few points only due to my sleight lack of taste for a chunk of the second part. The song takes off a little too hard for the overall mood it is contained in. The song does return, though, to an extremely blissful ending and the original melody. This really caught my ear nicely and was a great moment, perhaps the chunk I dislike is enhancing that greater emotion for the ending, but I cannot help feeling it is too dragged and drab.

Hergest Ridge is a wonderful mood grabber and can engulf you heavily in it's scenery and vibe. Another great one from Mike, don't miss this!

The Lost Chord | 5/5 |


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