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Mike Oldfield vs Steven Wilson

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    Posted: November 03 2011 at 15:53
Both in Crossover Prog, both multi-instrumentalists and both with fantastic albums. Which do you like more? I personally go with Oldfield 

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As a solo artist, Mike Oldfield.  I don't much care for Steven Wilson's solo output.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Finnforest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 03 2011 at 16:03
As solo artists, if you take PT off the table, Oldfield destroys Wilson.  If you count PT, it's a match, but I'd still take Oldfield personally.  


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Originally posted by Finnforest

As solo artists, if you take PT off the table, Oldfield destroys Wilson.  If you count PT, it's a match, but I'd still take Oldfield personally.  


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 03 2011 at 16:09
SW is in crossover? Odd choice to me.
 
But, I'll go with Oldfield, even if just for Amaork and The Bells.
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If one counts IEM and early Porcupine Tree as "solo" Wilson, I feel inclined for a draw.

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I would take Wilson's two solo albums over anything Oldfield has done.Oldfield has put out a lot of crap in his career but i still listen to Hergest Ridge,Ommadawn and Tubular Bells, but only those.
So Wilson wins easily for me.
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Oldfield for me. Still love his early work so much, still remember how I felt when Tubular Bells was released.
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Originally posted by Epignosis

As a solo artist, Mike Oldfield.  I don't much care for Steven Wilson's solo output.


 ^ ^ ^ This! 5-star comment. I wondered myself, "WHY are these two even being compared?" Just because they are multi-instrumentalists?? Lame.
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I would say that they are being compared because they're similar to a reasonable degree (seeing as no one's that similar to either of them), and because they're both very good.

I would say Steven Wilson because his best is very much up there with Oldfield's best (even the new stuff- Deform to Form a Star is the best standalone song I've heard this year. Which is surprising, because it's less than 10 minutes long! :-P), and imo every single one of his records (whether in No-Man, Porcupine Tree, Bass Communion, IEM, Blackfield, or any others) is at least good. Same can't be said of Oldfield, imo.
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I go with the earlier comments re Oldfield
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Post Options Post Options   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 03 2011 at 17:24
Originally posted by The Miracle

Originally posted by Finnforest

As solo artists, if you take PT off the table, Oldfield destroys Wilson.  If you count PT, it's a match, but I'd still take Oldfield personally.  


Yes, this.


Pretty much. Wilson has the time to go beyond, though. He certainly seems in a good period.
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Steven Wilson!
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Easy choice for me - Mike Oldfield.  Not a big fan of Wilson.
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Easy choice for me - Steven Wilson. Not a big fan of Oldfield.
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Steven Wilson. I enjoy everything he's done

I do quite like Mike Oldfield, though, as well
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Is this comparing just their solo material? Or the artists in general?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Nogbad_The_Bad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 03 2011 at 20:00
Easy call for me - Oldfield

I like PT & Grace From Drowning but Oldfield has done some of my favorite albums by anyone.
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Mr. Oldfield for me.
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