Amarok (studio album) by Mike Oldfield

Amarok by Mike Oldfield
Year: 1990
Overall rank: 4,004th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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76/100 (from 71 votes)
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Amarok is ranked 4th best out of 33 albums by Mike Oldfield on

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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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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From 07/26/2017 16:00
A weird and great album, definitely among its best.
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From 01/11/2016 10:02
Best album ever.
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