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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

4.03 | 585 ratings

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5 stars The first time I put this album on was very revealing. It. Kicked. My. Ass. This is an album that has completely changed the way that I view music, and it's one of my top 10 albums of all time for a reason. While there may only be one track on the album, it's an absolutely amazing work of art that's incredibly multi-layered. Don't expect to be able to fully analyze the entirety of this album in one, two, or probably even three or four sittings. There's that much going on in it. Except for mostly some vocals, Oldfield handles pretty much all the instrumental work. There are so many sections within this song that I probably still can't count all of them and probably never will. And each section transitions to the next one so effortlessly and effectively each time The last 5-10 minutes are probably my favorite parts of the song. Listen for the Thatcher vocals, which make me laugh every time I hear them. Overall, this is probably my favorite Oldfield album, but if you're new to him, I'd recommend starting with Hergest Ridge and/or Ommadawn before moving on to this. Still though, I have to give this 5+/5 stars. Complete artistic perfection, and I can't think of too many other albums that stack up to this quality.
horsewithteeth11 | 5/5 |


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