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Mike Oldfield vs Steven Wilson

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Poll Question: Which is better
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Moogtron III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2012 at 07:37
Oldfield before Wilson / PT.

I'm especially fond of the first three Oldfield albums & Collaborations, and I think Amarok is quite cool.
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This poll is surprisingly close. Mike Oldfield by a landslide.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2012 at 02:32
Originally posted by Raccoon Raccoon wrote:

This poll is surprisingly close. Mike Oldfield by a landslide.
they are very different talents making very different music so I suspect it comes down to taste (I voted for both so I am obviously quite broad mindedWink)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raccoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2012 at 02:37
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Originally posted by Raccoon Raccoon wrote:

This poll is surprisingly close. Mike Oldfield by a landslide.
they are very different talents making very different music so I suspect it comes down to taste (I voted for both so I am obviously quite broad mindedWink)


LOL GOOD FOR YOU! It really is just about what you prefer. But I have to stay faithful to the 70's. Both is cheating! Compare and contrast!! I actually like PT, but I like Oldfield as a solo artist by far.
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I worship both! 
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Oh, Mike Oldfield, definetly. Never liked PT.

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Without detracting from the quality and quantity of contributions from Wilson to progressive music, Mike Oldfield think that is among the top 5 individual musicians ever. An absolute phenomenon and not look like anyone.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 14 2013 at 22:11
Lately I've been discovering and enjoying quiet a bit of Wilson and Porcupine Tree, but it will be very difficult for me to find anything as extremely beautiful as Oldfields first 4 albums.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ole-the-first Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2013 at 02:42
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Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

Lately I've been discovering and enjoying quiet a bit of Wilson and Porcupine Tree, but it will be very difficult for me to find anything as extremely beautiful as Oldfields first 4 albums.

Oh I don't know , Songs Of Distant Earth runs them closeWink
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Steven Wilson is a very talented musician and works with great guys such as Theo Travis.Moreover he managed to find his own way while paying homage to 70's great bands such as King Crimson but I find Mike Oldfield more moving,Ommadawn and Hergest Ridge are the treats.
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Originally posted by fusionfreak fusionfreak wrote:

Steven Wilson is a very talented musician and works with great guys such as Theo Travis.Moreover he managed to find his own way while paying homage to 70's great bands such as King Crimson but I find Mike Oldfield more moving,Ommadawn and Hergest Ridge are the treats.



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Originally posted by Pietro Otello Romano Pietro Otello Romano wrote:

Originally posted by fusionfreak fusionfreak wrote:

Steven Wilson is a very talented musician and works with great guys such as Theo Travis.Moreover he managed to find his own way while paying homage to 70's great bands such as King Crimson but I find Mike Oldfield more moving,Ommadawn and Hergest Ridge are the treats.



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On the strength of Ommadawn, Hergest Ridge & Tubular Bells alone I would say Oldfield is the better solo artist. Stick PT into the equation and it levels out somewhat. The Wilson solo stuff I've heard, including some Blackfield is fairly unremarkable. But Oldfield has produced some insipid bilge over the years too. Five miles Out is the musical equivalent of eating dry branflakes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ole-the-first Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2013 at 11:56
Originally posted by Blacksword Blacksword wrote:

The Wilson solo stuff I've heard, including some Blackfield is fairly unremarkable

Shocked I always felt Wilson's solo stuff is far more original, innovative and complex than Porcupine Tree.
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Oldfield by a long shot.
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Wilson ...on the strength of his latest

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Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:


Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

Lately I've been discovering and enjoying quiet a bit of Wilson and Porcupine Tree, but it will be very difficult for me to find anything as extremely beautiful as Oldfields first 4 albums.

Oh I don't know , Songs Of Distant Earth runs them closeWink


Yeah, I forgot about that one, which is great too, of course. I guess the closest he got to the glory of his original four... together with Amarok, I guess, but I haven't heard that one yet.
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Steven's solo output is even better than PT, so Steven. Used to like Oldfield, now he bores me.
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Never liked Oldfield so.
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