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Mike Oldfield - Platinum CD (album) cover


Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

3.13 | 278 ratings

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4 stars This album marks a new direction of M.O's music, with less complexity than in his previous albums. It also featured a few songs with real lyrics, unlike his earlier albums. The Platinum suite (part 1-4) might be the best series of tracks ever recorded by M.O! Varying rhythms and melodic guitars that float together perfectly! Each has it's clearly defined character. Here is M.O. at his best - with a mix of complex arrangements and strong melodies. As well as on later albums it's the instrumentals on Platinum that are the strongest contributions to the album. The vocal tracks are short songs that appears as a bit "light-weight" in this context. About the vocal tracks (which could be described as soft folk) I have to say that they appear as less disturbing than the pop songs that would come on later albums. But they still pull down my review from five to four stars. However, the album is too good to ignore and is one of my favourites!
1971 | 4/5 |


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