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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

4.11 | 1155 ratings

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3 stars Enjoyable, accessible, melodic, "large" in all meanings and overrated. Mike has managed to mix together Symphonic Rock pompous attitude and easy-listening atmosphere. A music to relax to, the stuff later re-made by ENIGMA and dozens of new-agy performers (think of GANDAKF first). I even hear OLDFIELD's influences in recent bands like THE GIFT and KARFAGEN. It should mean, that the album is the same way important and essential as PINK FLOYD, GENESIS or KC ones, but I don't think about it this way. Just another good trip to fall asleep too. A music that won't irritate my mom and dad. A 50 minutes of guaranteed enjoyable background.

Recommended nevertheless. It's kinda Classic, even though not that much Proggy.

Prog-jester | 3/5 |


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