Joined: Dec. 2004
|Posted: Oct. 02 2005, 06:15
Light + Shade is awful...Two years I have waited for Mike Oldfield to release something (in fact more than two years,cause 2003 was the year of a re-release) and my patience has not been awarded.This album shows the Mike Oldfield starts,just like Jean Michel Jarre,to go on a totaly different way than the one they were before.I don't know if it is commercialism,I don't know if it's bad luck,I don't know if it just the incapability of not making anymore good-great-excellent music,but this is a total dissapointment.Old themes,from Tr3s Lunas and other albums,repeated hear under a new form,a combination between music and voice (something Oldfield has done once perfectly-judge by TB,Ommadawn,Incantations,Amarok) that has some heavy lacks and doesn't sound good to the ear.This is the kind of album that some would say nice,but not good.I,considering what Oldfield released and what Oldfield's music means (or ment),have to be more critic about this and say that it is not more than a 2 stars album.
Again,I'm very sorry to say this,I hope my opinion will be respected.
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