Amarok (studio album) by Mike Oldfield
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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 3,811.
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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.
A weird and great album, definitely among its best.
Best album ever.
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