My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background:Oxygène is the third album from Jean-Michel Jarre. It was recorded with analog and digital synthesizers in late 1976 and released in December of the same year. It would go on to be highly influential in Electronic circles and sell eighteen million copies world wide.
What I think: The first song sounds like a 7 minute intro to the 1975 Gary Writght song “Dream Weaver” (a song that I could go through life being happy to never hear again) and unfortunately, it goes even further down hill from there making me wish it would go back to the “Dream Weaver” thing.
The one positive thing I can say about it, is that it sounds like it was recorded in the last twenty years and not forty years ago.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? Electronica forty years ago sucks just as much as electronica today. Let’s move on.
Rating (Out of 5) .5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (289/373)
Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 77%