Ommadawn (studio album) by Mike Oldfield
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Ommadawn is ranked 2nd best out of 33 albums by Mike Oldfield on BestEverAlbums.com.
The best album by Mike Oldfield is Tubular Bells which is ranked number 508 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,645.
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 87 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.1/100, a mean average of 78.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.1.
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Really in doubt if i prefer this album or Tubular Bells, however great acoustic and oniric album. Must be heard from the beginning till the end to apreciate more.
Love this almost as much as 'Tubular Bells'. Side long instrumentals (let's not include 'Horseback) of this caliber are few and far between. That's why Mike Oldfield is a true legend
My favourite Oldfield album. Side 2 of Tubular Bells began with that jangly, Celtic sounding melody and this album is of course Celtic themed, including the Gaelic singing/chanting in the second half of side 1(though I believe there isn't a lot of meaning behind what's she's saying over and over!). I loved side 1 when I first heard it, the opening/main theme and the big, key-changing, return to the main theme at the end, after the Gaelic chanting. The main theme actually reminds me of the "Romance Theme" from Sergei Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kijé(released in 1934, Sting based his 1985 song "Russians" around the same theme). I'd say side 2 equals or tops side 1 (it doesn't have the main theme of side 1). The finalé is more emotional. And what a great bonus "On Horseback" is, one of Mike's only lead vocals I believe.
I also love this more than tubular bells,. This album is so melodic and harmonic it's not funny. It's crazy how much time and instrumentation must have gone into it.
Gorgeous prog rock record with some beautiful Celtic folk influences. For me, it's just about on par with his landmark "Tubular Bells".
Realmente me gusta más este album que Tubular Bells, la ambientación y la ejecución es perfecta
Not as great as, tubular bells, obviously, but still an enjoyable album. Similar to, bells, in substance, but a more folky Irish feel to the style. Not bad at all.
More one track per side early mid 70's multi-instrumentalism from Mr Oldfield, on a par with (perhaps even slighty better than) Tubular Bells, and by me, preferred...just.
I love this album, when the mood arises.
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