Jean Michel Jarre has been around for a while, and I'm amazed that many people who enjoy his other work have never listened to Oxygene. This remastered version is 'back and better than ever' unless possibly you're a vinyl-o-phile (which I am not). I've seen reviews who dismiss this work in various vapid ways, don't listen to them -- they're going by their uninformed opinion and not being objective. Oxygene, at the time of release, was an incredible achievement and electronic tour de force.
That said, it's ok to dislike electronic music, or only like specific parts of electronic music, but this album is in the DNA of EDM just as John Cage, Brian Eno, Kraftwerk, and Tangerine Dream all contributed (just to name a few) to what we have today.
As for my personal opinion, I give the album five stars in terms of my personal enjoyment, and four for historical importance in electronica. I'd rate it 4.5 stars from 5 if I could, but I'll give the benefit of rounding.
- Vinyl (9 October 2015)
- Original Release Date: 9 October 2015
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Sony Music Germany
- Run Time: 40 minutes
- ASIN: B0128ZEW58
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | Vinyl | MiniDisc
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,677 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)