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Oxygène (album) by Jean Michel Jarre 

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Oxygène
Oxygène by Jean Michel Jarre (1976)
Overall rank: 1,195th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 210 votes)
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Accolades: Top albums of 1976 (22nd)
Top albums of the 1970s (266th)
Best albums of all time (1,195th)

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 210 votes)
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From Junomoogmello 04/08/2018 08:46
When it comes to electronic music I prefer Tangerine Dream, however, this is a classic album which was much more appealing to the masses than some of the earlier Tangerine Dream output. In spite of the fairly unreliable equipment and recording techniques used at the time, the result is a first class album. I think it is because certain parts of the album sound like Tangerine Dream, that I prefer this album to his latter works which in my opinion became to commercial and grandiose.
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From antiquusxy 11/18/2016 19:15
As pioneering as Kraftwerk, this album is a hugely underrated landmark in the world of electronic music. So beautiful and crisp, so ahead of its time. I could listen to it all day.
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From garycottier 06/08/2016 19:51
Brilliant record. Oxygene, has some great moments but taken as a whole it's a masterpiece. All of the six pieces play their part on this stunning electronic journey through different sounds and tempos. Easily, Jean Michel Jarre's best. A truly beautiful record.
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From NickVolos 10/10/2013 23:45
Composed, performed and produced by Jarre, a French pioneer of electronic music, the album starts with with a quiet, peaceful mood in "Part I" and it picks up the pace in "Part II" where it literally blossoms melodically and rhythmically. The musical journey transitions to "Part III", a more reflective, psychedelic piece, which in the end it simply grounds to a halt for about 40 seconds making the sound of silence the sound of just another instrument. "Part IV" is its most recognizable moment: a beautiful melody set in the background of an electronically-generated rhythm section. "Part V" is a longer piece reminiscing the music of "Tangerine Dream" while "Part VI" wraps up this beautiful journey with what sounds like the sound of seagulls flying over the sea.
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From davidhuret 12/19/2012 15:07
A beautiful electronic debut by a vastly under-rated pioneer of electronica. His first two albums are truely great in their genre, with melodies and a real sense of atmosphere. Like melancholy-feeling machines.
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From ponkine 03/13/2012 19:16
Despite having not invented "electronic music", 'Oxygene' is the most well-known example of it. A timeless classic. Also, an album to test audiophile systems and components. Essential
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