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Topic: Tangerine Dream vs Mike Oldfield
Posted By: King Manuel
Subject: Tangerine Dream vs Mike Oldfield
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 02:05
Only have a few albums of boths, and I know they are not always comparable, except for making long instrumental tunes. Which artist does the PA audience prefer?



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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 02:42
TD is better in just about every way imaginable

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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 02:49
Oldfield.

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Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 04:09
I can't vote. As you say they are not directly comparable and I like them both. I think TD can be compared with Vangelis

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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 04:13
Mike Oldfield. One of my favourite composers. Tangerine Dream i like too but MO gets the vote.

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Posted By: akaBona
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 04:27
Oldfield


Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 05:50
TD for not doing any bad pop albums that I know of.

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Posted By: antonyus
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 06:19
by miles TD !!


Posted By: Zargus
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 06:58
I love both, but TD have more good albums i like then Oldfield has, so they get my vote.

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Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 07:09
Can't get into TD (yet?) but I love Oldfield's early albums, plus some of his later stuff, so it's the Mike - man.

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Posted By: Libor10
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 07:34
Oldfield. Much more lively music from him. Especially his '70s records.

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Posted By: digdug
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 08:02
need a both are awesome option!

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Posted By: tdfloyd
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 09:44
TDfloyd says TD by a mile!!!


Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 11:03
Tangerine Dream by the thickness of a hair.

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Posted By: crimhead
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 13:35
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

TD is better in just about every way imaginable


I would agree if it's the Froese,Franke and Baumann lineup of TD.


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Posted By: Prog Geo
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 13:37
Mike Oldfield.

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Posted By: Progosopher
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 13:59
TD completely loses me after the mid-80s.  Oldfield has released some sub-par material as well, but he did return to form in more recent releases.  Also, the very earliest TD releases either bore or annoy me, whereas the earliest Oldfield is stellar.

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Posted By: Takeshi Kovacs
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 14:34
Tangerine Dream get my vote - they're amongst my 'most played'.

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Posted By: SaltyJon
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 14:39
Tangerine Dream get my vote for sure.

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Posted By: Vompatti
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 14:51
Tangerine Dream without a doubt. There's only one Mike Oldfield album I find listenable throughout.

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Posted By: Gandalff
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 14:54
The man who´s recorded Tubular Bells.

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Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 15:52
Originally posted by Slartibartfast

TD for not doing any bad pop albums that I know of.
TD have done a lot of really bad albums though mainly from about 1987 onwards when Christophe Franke jumped ship. They have recovered though in recent years with the Booster series of albums and the beautifull operatic inspired Purgatorio.
 
Oldfield has also done some pretty uninspired stuff as well like Islands and just about everything after Tres Lunas.
 
This is a particlularly hard poll as I love both artists. 5 star albums?:
 
TD
Ricochet
Force Majeure
Tangram
Pergamon
Poland
Purgatorio
 
MO
Hergest Ridge
Ommadawn
Incantations
Amarok
Songs Of Distant Earth
 
TD it is by 6-5!
 
 
 


Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 15:53
^ I like how he missed TD's 5 or 6 best albums there

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Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 15:56
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

^ I like how he missed TD's 5 or 6 best albums there
I don't really care for their very early stuff which is what I guess you are talking about. Not everyone has the same taste.


Posted By: Logan
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 16:00
For the first four albums in particular, Tangerine Dream by a light year.  I wonder why they aren't rated higher?

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3.49 | 77 ratings
 
../album.asp?id=6341" rel="nofollow - Electronic Meditation
1970
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3.53 | 83 ratings

../album.asp?id=6342" rel="nofollow - Alpha Centauri
1971
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3.43 | 83 ratings

../album.asp?id=6343" rel="nofollow - Zeit 'Largo In 4 Movements'
1972
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3.73 | 68 ratings

../album.asp?id=6344" rel="nofollow - Atem





Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 16:02
^They are good ratings.

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Posted By: Gandalff
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 16:07
Originally posted by richardh

Originally posted by Slartibartfast

TD for not doing any bad pop albums that I know of.
TD have done a lot of really bad albums though mainly from about 1987 onwards when Christophe Franke jumped ship. They have recovered though in recent years with the Booster series of albums and the beautifull operatic inspired Purgatorio.
 
Oldfield has also done some pretty uninspired stuff as well like Islands and just about everything after Tres Lunas.
 
This is a particlularly hard poll as I love both artists. 5 star albums?:
 
TD
Ricochet
Force Majeure
Tangram
Pergamon
Poland
Purgatorio
 
MO
Hergest Ridge
Ommadawn
Incantations
Amarok
Songs Of Distant Earth
 
TD it is by 6-5!
 
 
 
Amarok: five stars really?LOL
Where are Tubular Bells, gosh?Confused

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silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath!
Na-chaered palan-díriel
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
nef aear, sí nef aearon!



Posted By: Bonnek
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 16:07

TD for everything 71-78, Oldfield was really good in those years as well.


Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 16:09
Originally posted by Gandalff

Originally posted by richardh

Originally posted by Slartibartfast

TD for not doing any bad pop albums that I know of.
TD have done a lot of really bad albums though mainly from about 1987 onwards when Christophe Franke jumped ship. They have recovered though in recent years with the Booster series of albums and the beautifull operatic inspired Purgatorio.
 
Oldfield has also done some pretty uninspired stuff as well like Islands and just about everything after Tres Lunas.
 
This is a particlularly hard poll as I love both artists. 5 star albums?:
 
TD
Ricochet
Force Majeure
Tangram
Pergamon
Poland
Purgatorio
 
MO
Hergest Ridge
Ommadawn
Incantations
Amarok
Songs Of Distant Earth
 
TD it is by 6-5!
 
 
 
Amarok: five stars really?LOL
Where are Tubular Balls, gosh?Confused
Yes and Tubular Balls is just ..well ... a load of bellsLOL


Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 16:17
Confused this is just a inconsequential poll, did I really need to hide half the posts here?
 
(rhetorical question - don't answer it Stern Smile)


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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 16:21
Comer off it Dean, none of my posts  were that bad..or offensive or anything.

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Posted By: Logan
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 16:21
Originally posted by Snow Dog

^They are good ratings.


Compared to albums by other well-known names of the time, teh ratings are quite mediocre.  I happen to think them all essential, and prefer them to the subsequent higher rated TD albums, but of course I recognise that my tastes are not the most mainstream here.  Zeit, which I think a masterpiece, would be a real chore for most to listen to.

I'm trying to think of how many classic big names of their categories would have had that kind of average for their first four albums.  Commonly, the ratings went down later on into the 70's (Rush's early albums were rated lower than subsequent ones).

 I might have thought Zeit and Atem would be rated essential., but then I guess the music is not as accessible as later albums, so that's why. Genesis' Duke is generally not considered to be a great album, but it rates higher than Zeit., so does And then there Were Three (which I happen to like). Rush's Vapor Trails, and that gets disparaged quite a bit, has a higher rating. Yes' Drama rates considerably higher.  Good ratings or not, I still would have expected higher ratings, but I shouldn't really.


Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 16:22
Originally posted by Logan

Originally posted by Snow Dog

^They are good ratings.


Compared to albums by other well-known names of the time, teh ratings are quite mediocre.  I happen to think them all essential, and prefer them to the subsequent higher rated TD albums, but of course I recognise that my tastes are not the most mainstream here.  Zeit, which I think a masterpiece, would be a real chore for most to listen to.

I'm trying to think of how many big names of their categories would have had that kind of average for their first four albums.  Commonly, the ratings went down later on into the 70's (Rush's early albums were rated lower than subsequent ones).

So they're phey're pretty average ratings, I think.  I might have thought Zeit and Atem would be rated essential., but then I guess the music is not as accessible as later albums, so that's why. Genesis' Duke is generally not considered to be a great album, but it rates higher than Zeit., so does And then there Were Three (which I happen to like). Rush's Vapor Trails, and that gets disparaged quite a bit, has a higher rating. Yes' Drama rates considerably higher.  Good ratings or not, I still would have expected higher ratings.


I'm inclined to strongly agree.


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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 16:24
Originally posted by Logan

Originally posted by Snow Dog

^They are good ratings.


Compared to albums by other well-known names of the time, teh ratings are quite mediocre.  I happen to think them all essential, and prefer them to the subsequent higher rated TD albums, but of course I recognise that my tastes are not the most mainstream here.  Zeit, which I think a masterpiece, would be a real chore for most to listen to.

I'm trying to think of how many big names of their categories would have had that kind of average for their first four albums.  Commonly, the ratings went down later on into the 70's (Rush's early albums were rated lower than subsequent ones).

So they're phey're pretty average ratings, I think.  I might have thought Zeit and Atem would be rated essential., but then I guess the music is not as accessible as later albums, so that's why. Genesis' Duke is generally not considered to be a great album, but it rates higher than Zeit., so does And then there Were Three (which I happen to like). Rush's Vapor Trails, and that gets disparaged quite a bit, has a higher rating. Yes' Drama rates considerably higher.  Good ratings or not, I still would have expected higher ratings.

Atem is closer to 4 and he others around the 3.5 mark. not bad for "difficult" albums. Better than average I think personally.


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Posted By: SaltyJon
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 16:30
I see your point Ian, but I still agree with him - I wish they were rated higher.  Incidentally, Atem is maybe my least favorite of the first four (though still worthy of 4 stars from me) and Zeit is probably my favorite of them...I have things backwards, it seems. LOL


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 16:32
Originally posted by Snow Dog

Atem is closer to 4 and he others around the 3.5 mark. not bad for "difficult" albums. Better than average I think personally.


Actually, if you look at some other "notoriously difficult" albums, the ratings seem consistently higher to me

4.17 | 63 ratings
Univers Zero (1313)

4.18 | 94 ratings
Heresie

3.94 | 59 ratings
Ceux Du Dehors

4.03 | 71 ratings
Legend

3.88 | 50 ratings
In Praise Of Learning

4.26 | 70 ratings
Western Culture

4.21 | 11 ratings
Unrest (Remastered)

3.97 | 123 ratings
Magma (Kobaďa)

4.10 | 126 ratings
1001° Centigrades

4.21 | 272 ratings
Mëkanďk Dëstruktďẁ Kömmandöh

4.13 | 160 ratings
Köhntarkösz

4.33 | 97 ratings
Ẁurdah Ďtah (Christian Vander)

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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 16:34
I'm thinking the difference must be that completionist fans of later, more accessible TD realise "you know what? this sh*t is different"


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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 16:35
^ A lot of Magma there with ratings that I would expect.

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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 16:35
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

I'm thinking the difference must be that completionist fans of later, more accessible TD realise "you know what? this sh*t is different"

You could be right.


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Posted By: Logan
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 16:35
Originally posted by Snow Dog

Originally posted by Logan

Originally posted by Snow Dog

^They are good ratings.


Compared to albums by other well-known names of the time, teh ratings are quite mediocre.  I happen to think them all essential, and prefer them to the subsequent higher rated TD albums, but of course I recognise that my tastes are not the most mainstream here.  Zeit, which I think a masterpiece, would be a real chore for most to listen to.

I'm trying to think of how many big names of their categories would have had that kind of average for their first four albums.  Commonly, the ratings went down later on into the 70's (Rush's early albums were rated lower than subsequent ones).

So they're phey're pretty average ratings, I think.  I might have thought Zeit and Atem would be rated essential., but then I guess the music is not as accessible as later albums, so that's why. Genesis' Duke is generally not considered to be a great album, but it rates higher than Zeit., so does And then there Were Three (which I happen to like). Rush's Vapor Trails, and that gets disparaged quite a bit, has a higher rating. Yes' Drama rates considerably higher.  Good ratings or not, I still would have expected higher ratings.

Atem is closer to 4 and he others around the 3.5 mark. not bad for "difficult" albums. Better than average I think personally.


It's Zeit that particularly surprised me when I saw the rating before.  It is an album that people are divided on, even with collab reviewers who are generally more cautious with the way they rate (me, I just rate stuff I love).

Thesse are diametrically opposed interesting reviews to compare which provided some insight to me:


Review by ../Collaborators.asp?id=636" rel="nofollow - greenback
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Neo-Prog Specialist
../Collaborators.asp?id=636" rel="nofollow">
1 stars What a shame! The music consists in 2-3 humming refrigerators at the same time, plus a portative fan that turns back and forth to make the anyway inexistent rhythm, and finally a coming cluster of threatening killer bees!

There are tons of albums better than this one to describe the desolation once you go alone on Mars! The album is even not minimalist!

Rating: 0.5 star


Review by ../Collaborators.asp?id=177" rel="nofollow - philippe
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Content Development & Krautrock Team

../Collaborators.asp?id=177" rel="nofollow">
5 stars A deep « abstract » universe offered by this electronic, semi-acoustic meditative Largo in four movements. The music is an « organic » & « orgasmic » evocation of the infinite beauty, illustrated by higher world. It touches the heart and the most hidden parts of our subconsious. The continuous sound forms largely used for each part suggests a "catharsis" process, a purification of the spirit. In popular music I've rarely heard a such intense and "cerebral " work. "Zeit" follows the schematic ideas of "Alpha Centauri" but here the instrumentation is entirely focused on "loops", and moving, floating keyboards lines. Only albums as Cluster II, Klaus Schulze's Irrlicht, Roedelius' Acon 2000/1 or more recently "Omit" project by Clinton Williams can equal this one in term of "introspective" achievement. Otherwise we need to look for masterworks in electro-acoustic and minimal art researches to have a similar experience throw time (Parmegiani, Philip Corner, Ramon Sender, Henry Jacobs.). The first "Birth of liquid Plejades" is a "dreamy" dominated Moog synth composition. This one is my favorite. It is a fantastic voyage throw the unknown. It includes first hypnotic "scary" manipulated sounds, repetitive organ patterns. The second part of the track features near, modular synth sounds in a plaintive tone, then comes a low cello bass line. It delivers instrumental sequences amplified by electric "drone" effects. "Nebulous Dawn" is a rather dark, creepy atmospheric tune with organ patterns, circular noises and a vibrant cello bass. "Origins of supernatural probabilities" starts with a rather melancholic organ melody, then during more that 10 minutes we hear mysterious soundscapes with diverse sorts of electronic superpositions. At the end of the tune we go back to the original melody. "Zeit" (part 4) is an "abstract" synth theme with long silences and dark musical textures. The best TD album with "Alpha Centauri" & "Atem". Nothing to do with their golden years. I've included this one in my top 10 favorite progressive albums. A physical dimension of sounds that demands to be lived as an experience.

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Posted By: SaltyJon
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 16:36
Köhntarkösz is the only one I'm disappointed with...I still don't see what makes people think it's such an amazing album (studio versions, at least). 

OK, done with being off-topic.


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 16:38
Yeah, Logan, for fans of that era of TD Zeit is generally regarded as the masterpiece.

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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 16:39
Originally posted by Logan

Originally posted by Snow Dog

Originally posted by Logan

Originally posted by Snow Dog

^They are good ratings.


Compared to albums by other well-known names of the time, teh ratings are quite mediocre.  I happen to think them all essential, and prefer them to the subsequent higher rated TD albums, but of course I recognise that my tastes are not the most mainstream here.  Zeit, which I think a masterpiece, would be a real chore for most to listen to.

I'm trying to think of how many big names of their categories would have had that kind of average for their first four albums.  Commonly, the ratings went down later on into the 70's (Rush's early albums were rated lower than subsequent ones).

So they're phey're pretty average ratings, I think.  I might have thought Zeit and Atem would be rated essential., but then I guess the music is not as accessible as later albums, so that's why. Genesis' Duke is generally not considered to be a great album, but it rates higher than Zeit., so does And then there Were Three (which I happen to like). Rush's Vapor Trails, and that gets disparaged quite a bit, has a higher rating. Yes' Drama rates considerably higher.  Good ratings or not, I still would have expected higher ratings.

Atem is closer to 4 and he others around the 3.5 mark. not bad for "difficult" albums. Better than average I think personally.


It's Zeit that particularly surprised me when I saw the rating before.  It is an album that people are divided on, even with collab reviewers who are generally more cautious with the way they rate (me, I just rate stuff I love).

Thesse are diametrically opposed interesting reviews to compare which provided some insight to me:


Review by ../Collaborators.asp?id=636" rel="nofollow - greenback
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Neo-Prog Specialist
../Collaborators.asp?id=636" rel="nofollow">
1 stars What a shame! The music consists in 2-3 humming refrigerators at the same time, plus a portative fan that turns back and forth to make the anyway inexistent rhythm, and finally a coming cluster of threatening killer bees!

There are tons of albums better than this one to describe the desolation once you go alone on Mars! The album is even not minimalist!

Rating: 0.5 star


Review by ../Collaborators.asp?id=177" rel="nofollow - philippe
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Content Development & Krautrock Team

../Collaborators.asp?id=177" rel="nofollow">
5 stars A deep « abstract » universe offered by this electronic, semi-acoustic meditative Largo in four movements. The music is an « organic » & « orgasmic » evocation of the infinite beauty, illustrated by higher world. It touches the heart and the most hidden parts of our subconsious. The continuous sound forms largely used for each part suggests a "catharsis" process, a purification of the spirit. In popular music I've rarely heard a such intense and "cerebral " work. "Zeit" follows the schematic ideas of "Alpha Centauri" but here the instrumentation is entirely focused on "loops", and moving, floating keyboards lines. Only albums as Cluster II, Klaus Schulze's Irrlicht, Roedelius' Acon 2000/1 or more recently "Omit" project by Clinton Williams can equal this one in term of "introspective" achievement. Otherwise we need to look for masterworks in electro-acoustic and minimal art researches to have a similar experience throw time (Parmegiani, Philip Corner, Ramon Sender, Henry Jacobs.). The first "Birth of liquid Plejades" is a "dreamy" dominated Moog synth composition. This one is my favorite. It is a fantastic voyage throw the unknown. It includes first hypnotic "scary" manipulated sounds, repetitive organ patterns. The second part of the track features near, modular synth sounds in a plaintive tone, then comes a low cello bass line. It delivers instrumental sequences amplified by electric "drone" effects. "Nebulous Dawn" is a rather dark, creepy atmospheric tune with organ patterns, circular noises and a vibrant cello bass. "Origins of supernatural probabilities" starts with a rather melancholic organ melody, then during more that 10 minutes we hear mysterious soundscapes with diverse sorts of electronic superpositions. At the end of the tune we go back to the original melody. "Zeit" (part 4) is an "abstract" synth theme with long silences and dark musical textures. The best TD album with "Alpha Centauri" & "Atem". Nothing to do with their golden years. I've included this one in my top 10 favorite progressive albums. A physical dimension of sounds that demands to be lived as an experience.

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Even the one star review makes it seem interesting to me.LOL


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Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 16:41
Everybody I know has heard at least one TD album in their life because they're simply too major a band not to stumble upon them one way or another. The ratings reflect this IMO. However, I've never heard of this happening to Magma and UZ; their audience is much more limited, the typical niche audience. Hence the higher ratings. 

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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 16:43
Originally posted by harmonium.ro

Everybody I know has heard at least one TD album in their life because they're simply too major a band not to stumble upon them one way or another. The ratings reflect this IMO. However, I've never heard of this happening to Magma and UZ; their audience is much more limited, the typical niche audience. Hence the higher ratings. 


Oddly enough, I stumbled upon Magma long before TD.


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Posted By: Blacksword
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 16:47
Tangerine Dream by a mile.

I can take or leave Oldfield.

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Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 16:48
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

Originally posted by harmonium.ro

Everybody I know has heard at least one TD album in their life because they're simply too major a band not to stumble upon them one way or another. The ratings reflect this IMO. However, I've never heard of this happening to Magma and UZ; their audience is much more limited, the typical niche audience. Hence the higher ratings. 


Oddly enough, I stumbled upon Magma long before TD.


You are special Wink


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Posted By: Mista-Gordie
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 18:20
tangerine dream is very good but Mike Oldfield. by a hundred miles


Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 18:28
Hi,
 
You total ______________________________________ !!!!!
 
Unfair!
 
I'm reporting this thread!
 
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Cry
 
Unhappy
 
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Posted By: SaltyJon
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 18:29
...what?

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Posted By: Proletariat
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 18:29
TD by a ton! Oldfield is great but TD does things to my mind that little music can! TD takes me places!

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Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: April 14 2011 at 18:29
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

TD is better in just about every way imaginable
 
I think that if Mike would stop doing refab versions of Tubular Bells, I might like him even more ... but please ... don't ever ask me if I like Amorok better than Stratosfear or anything else ... I might break something over your left toe!
 
But in terms of creativity, output and fearlessness, I would say that TD is much more important and what they did in music and their eventual history will probably last a lot longer than Mike will.


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Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: April 15 2011 at 01:56
Interestingly Mike Oldfield owes something to TD for even having a career. Richard Branson formed Virgin records on the back of importing and selling TD albums. Oldfield offered Tubular Bells to just about every major record label but in the end it was only Branson who was prepared to give it a chance.


Posted By: Harold-The-Barrel
Date Posted: April 15 2011 at 07:03
Tangerine Dream

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Posted By: jean-marie
Date Posted: April 15 2011 at 07:25
can(t vote ,love both equaly,but saw the dream so many times on stage


Posted By: King Manuel
Date Posted: April 15 2011 at 07:42
Originally posted by richardh

Interestingly Mike Oldfield owes something to TD for even having a career. Richard Branson formed Virgin records on the back of importing and selling TD albums. Oldfield offered Tubular Bells to just about every major record label but in the end it was only Branson who was prepared to give it a chance.
Thanks for the update on my family history. Wink My wife is related to Richard Branson (although only very very very far related).


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Posted By: leadsynt
Date Posted: June 20 2011 at 11:06
too much different to be compared ...  I repect TD but I prefer MO. I would compare TD to Kraftwerk for example (I would vote for the Kraftwerk in that case .... Wink)

bye


Posted By: crimhead
Date Posted: June 20 2011 at 12:40
I'm surprised that it is this close. 

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Posted By: Navegador
Date Posted: June 21 2011 at 20:17
  I dislike both of them, so I won't vote. But I admit I haven't heard much of DT.  


Posted By: The Truth
Date Posted: June 21 2011 at 21:01
Originally posted by Navegador

  I dislike both of them, so I won't vote. But I admit I haven't heard much of DT.  
 
wut

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Posted By: Roj
Date Posted: June 22 2011 at 03:11
I'm surprised this is so close to be honest.  TD easily for me.  I've been a fan for a long time and after an extended period when I hardly listened to them for years I've been playing their stuff a great deal.
 
Logan is absolutely spot on about those early TD albums by the way, they're essential.  Zeit is great but the best of that era for me is Atem, a fantastic album just before they changed musical direction.  The title track is simply out of this world, the second half of that piece is a truly amazing ambient sequence.


Posted By: jean-marie
Date Posted: June 22 2011 at 08:36
Agree about Athem, the very best from the first era Thumbs Up


Posted By: markosherrera
Date Posted: June 22 2011 at 10:09
Mike Oldfield

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