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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

3.18 | 353 ratings

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3 stars This is still a good album from Mike. But mostly thanks to side one of this work. Very much in the vein of his previous works (even if the beat got more electronic).

One can't really talk about a lack of inspiration nor weaker song writing. Of course, this album has adapted to the working environment. Popish, more electro-beat oriented : that's for sure.

But remember, "Platinum" was released in 1979. Most of the prog giants were fighting hard to get the boat on sail, so no wonder : Mike did try as hard as he could to produce an album that would sound fresh and modern. But this was a daunting task for such an artist.

His major problem was that he was a "solo" guy. And it is a hell more difficult to be as effective as in your previous works while you are the only one on board instead of being surrounded with your fellow band members. But so is the destiny of solo artist.

Still, three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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