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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

4.11 | 1153 ratings

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4 stars Tubular Bells is one of the most experimental progressive rock albums in history and one of the best too. The fact that at his youth, Oldfield managed to create such an incredible piece of music using a vast range of instruments that he had managed to learn, is one of the most inspiring concepts if there ever was one. This album has branded Mike Oldfield a legend amongst many. The album itself is true progression, using countless amounts of instruments this is not just a prog rock masterpiece, but an experiment in music. The only flaws of this album is that it can be a challenge to listen to with the everlong introduction and a middle section that's all over the place. Even with its demand in patience this album still manages to flow exceptional well and surprisingly keeps the listener captivated throughout. Even though the album can get very repetitive at times, there are many different changes in tempo and volume, with layered instruments to keep the music fresh and focused. Tubular Bells will always remain to be one of the best pieces of experimental progressive rock and a milestone in music.
frenchie | 4/5 |


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