Ommadawn (studio album) by Mike Oldfield

Ommadawn
Ommadawn by Mike Oldfield
Year: 1975
Overall rank: 1,270th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 213 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1975 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (271st)
Award Best albums of all time (1,270th)
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Mike Oldfield bestography

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 487 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,989.

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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 80.7/100, a mean average of 79.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.9.

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85/100
From 09/13/2020 02:07
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
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From 04/16/2019 06:18
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.
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From 11/20/2018 22:34
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.
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From 12/10/2017 20:38
Gorgeous prog rock record with some beautiful Celtic folk influences. For me, it's just about on par with his landmark "Tubular Bells".
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From 11/06/2017 05:54
Realmente me gusta más este album que Tubular Bells, la ambientación y la ejecución es perfecta
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From 07/07/2016 20:08
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.
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From 04/13/2016 21:00
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.
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From 10/04/2009 06:28
I love this album, when the mood arises.
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Best Albums of 1975
1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
2. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
4. A Night At The Opera by Queen
5. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
6. Another Green World by Brian Eno
7. Horses by Patti Smith
8. Tonight's The Night by Neil Young
9. Fleetwood Mac (1975) by Fleetwood Mac
10. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
11. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
12. Mothership Connection by Parliament
13. The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
14. Young Americans by David Bowie
15. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
16. The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan & The Band
17. Zuma by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
18. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
19. Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
20. Ommadawn by Mike Oldfield
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