Amarok (studio album) by Mike Oldfield

Amarok by Mike Oldfield
Year: 1990
Overall rank: 3,994th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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77/100 (from 71 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1990 (61st)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (704th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,994th)
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Mike Oldfield bestography

Amarok is ranked 4th best out of 33 albums by Mike Oldfield on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Mike Oldfield is Tubular Bells which is ranked number 489 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,840.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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77/100 (from 71 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.5/100, a mean average of 75.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.0.

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From 05/14/2022 22:29
The story goes that Mike Oldfield had to commit to one more album with Virgin Records and they'd been on at him to produce something a little more radio friendly. Ever the contrarian, Mike came up with Amarok. One, hour-long track, split up into little nuggets of weirdness. There's barely a movement over 2 minutes and there's a considerable amount of oddity contained herein. Nevertheless, it hangs together brilliantly and if you can get past the incoherence, there's much to be enjoyed. Personally, I think it ranks as one of Oldfield's best albums.
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A weird and great album, definitely among its best.
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Best album ever.
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