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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

2.83 | 313 ratings

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2 stars Discovery clearly suffers from trying too hard to repeat the formula that had led to commercial success of Crisis.

The album stars ok with too great pop songs, but the chorus Poison Arrow almost literally repeats some of the vocal melodies of Moonlight Shadow, an unforgivable thing to do. Also Crystal Gazing tries to hard to repeat the old magic. After that it gets really worse with the faceless pop-rock of Tricks of the Light and the Shadow on the Wall remake Discovery. It gets so bad that Talk About Your Life even clones the opening song of the album. Also Saved By The Bell and The Lake are very poor.

Despite the gorgeous To France, a 1 star could be justified here as this is Oldfield's worst album so far. It just happens that he sank even deeper on the next one.

Bonnek | 2/5 |


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