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    Posted: October 27 2017 at 08:27
Who do you prefer? I cant really choose because I love them both :)
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I like Oldfield, but Vangelis I like more, especilally for various 1970s works.

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Tough call...both are great stuff and both have chaff. 

I'll go with Oldfield. 
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I like Vangelis' stuff a lot, particular Abledo, Opera Sauvage & Spiral but nothing he has done tops Ommadawn, Hergest Ridge, Amarok or Tubular Bells for me so Oldfield.
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My favorite Vangelis is L'Apocalypse Des Animaux, which I've loved for years, but finally decided to buy it at my local record shop for $5. Makes me think of Ragnarok, in a similar vein. 

I kinda grew out of Oldfield, I used to think Tubular Bells was the best thing ever back in high school. Now, all his albums are okay, but not revolutionary for me. 

Vangelis has El Greco which is very relaxing, Conquest of Paradise, which has good moments, of course Blade Runner, and my personal favorite: L'Apocalypse Des Animauxxx
Both artists aren't my favorite, though I'll still go with Vangelis (solely for L'Apocalypse, really)
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I cannot choose between this two great composers.
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Same here, both are phenomenal composers.

Still, bias nudges me in Vangelis' direction. I own more albums by him, and I believe he's the more eclectic/progressive artist of the two. 

Albedo 0.39 is just amazing, too.
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Oldfield but close.
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Easily Oldfield for me. Although I only own a handful of Vangelis albums and those are not his best rated.
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I love Oldfield but it's Vangelis, for Heaven And Hell, Albedo 0.39, China and for having touched all the prog subgenres during his career.  
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Mike Oldfield wins over Vangelis for me for those first few classic albums - but to put them against each other seems unfair. Vangelis's electronic landscapes are less layered but superbly constructed. Maybe more consistent too, as he didn't have the mix-period dip Oldfield had
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Originally posted by octopus-4 octopus-4 wrote:

I love Oldfield but it's Vangelis, for Heaven And Hell, Albedo 0.39, China and for having touched all the prog subgenres during his career.  

I like the way you think!

I've always regarded H&H, Albedo and Spiral as an unofficial trilogy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2017 at 20:41
I know Oldfield's music much better than Vangelis, but for what I do know, I like Oldfield much better. Still, there's a few fantastic pieces from Vangelis, and I guess there's a few I still have to find.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2017 at 09:21
Oldfield, Oldfield, Oldfield and then Vangelis.
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The music of Vangelis takes me to a very different place than that of Oldfield; I Love Soil festivities, China and Albedo 0.39 in particular, with their journeys to a detached outer and inner space. But Mike Oldfield's earlier lps, particularly Hergest Ridge and Ommadawn, have a deeply human, earthy and quite primal quality which touches something much deeper in me and so my vote is with Mike Oldfield.
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Oldfield... but I also like Vangelis
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2017 at 17:58
Two of my favorites!  A close call but I would have to go with Vangelis - more of his music resonates with me in so many special ways.
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For me, it's easily Vangelis. Blade Runner (the Esper Edition) is probably my favorite album all-time. I know his music may seem cheesy to many initially, but there's always really weird stuff lurking under the surface, which is quite appealing to me:) I was just listening to "See You Later" today, and "Oceanic" yesterday (one of its tracks features prominently on an episode of "Stranger Things"). And the ghost of Vangelis's OST hovers over the score for the new film 2049, which has been in constant rotation at my house since it came out.

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Both are hit and miss.
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The Jon and Vangelis albums are very special to me, particularly Short Stories and Private Collection. I like the Vangelis solo output, but there is something about teaming with Jon that takes it to the top level for me.

Oldfield is easily among my favorites, and I give him an edge over Vangelis. My go-to albums include Tubular Bells, Ommadawn, Amarok, Tubular Bells II, Songs of Distant Earth, and Return to Ommadawn.
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