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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

#4 Favorite Album

Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield

Like Yankovic, Oldfield has had a distinguished career in his genre, approaching 40 years. The similarities end there. There is the obvious distinction in the kind of music they produce. While Weird Al, if anything, gets more popular as time goes on, Oldfield's first album was his biggest and best. Everyone knows the first four minutes thanks to The Exorcist, but the whole album is wonderful. If Oldfield hadn't growled his way through an otherwise immensely enjoyable portion of side two, this album may have made number three for me.

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