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Poll Question: Which Mike Oldfield album do you enjoy most?
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12 [40.00%]
2 [6.67%]
1 [3.33%]
1 [3.33%]
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    Posted: February 03 2014 at 11:50
Mike Oldfield's most popular albums seem to be his first few (Tubular Bells through Incantations) and the later Amarok. So which of the albums in between these do you prefer?
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I love Five Miles Out
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Let's go with platinum
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I actually don't mind Platinum
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Have the first 4 of these and prefer Platinum
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I have voted Platinum but I like Crisis almost the same. Anderson and Chapman add value to the B side.
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5 Miles Out
Dig me...But don't...Bury me
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Unpopular for being too popular Confused Earth Moving is a perennial favorite. Yes, its commercial but darn good commercial.  
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Originally posted by digdug digdug wrote:

I love Five Miles Out



Me too! It is one of my favorite of the many albums of his I own. Also worth mentioning for me is QE2.
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Five Miles Out for me, but I like all of them for different reasons.
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Five Miles Out - the proggiest one
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Originally posted by octopus-4 octopus-4 wrote:

I have voted Platinum but I like Crisis almost the same. Anderson and Chapman add value to the B side.

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Originally posted by tszirmay tszirmay wrote:

Unpopular for being too popular Confused Earth Moving is a perennial favorite. Yes, its commercial but darn good commercial.  


I have yet to give that one a listen.
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I like all those up to and inc Discovery. I voted for QE2.
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Very surprised Earth Moving has 3 votes!! I thought everyone hated that one! I personally like it, even if it's poppy.
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Five Miles Out
I love all of these, but on this one, especially Orabidoo, I think he was especially innovative with new technology.


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Five Miles Out

When he rides, my fears subside.
For darkness turns once more to light.
Through the skies, his white horse flies.
To find a land beyond the night.
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Originally posted by Wanorak Wanorak wrote:

Very surprised Earth Moving has 3 votes!! I thought everyone hated that one! I personally like it, even if it's poppy.
Oldfield diehard fans who dislike the poppier discs are taking the easy road of criticism. If you take Earth Moving for what it is and not what it should be , its a great album, the title track has one of the finest female vocals ever recorded. Gives me shivers every time.
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QE2, but Platinum is great too.  
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Five Miles Out followed by QE2 followed by Platinum.  The first "side" of Platinum might be my favorite suite of all, maybe even more than Taurus 2, but maybe not, cos I love that celtic vibe, which was most prominent on QE2 and Five Miles Out

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