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Oxygene 3 by Jean Michel Jarre

Jean Michel Jarre

Oxygene 3

Release Date: Dec 2, 2016

Genre(s): Electronic

Record label: Sony


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Album Review: Oxygene 3 by Jean Michel Jarre

Fairly Good, Based on 3 Critics

The Skinny - 80
Based on rating 4/5

What? What? No, seriously. This is excellent. Sure, the very mention of the man's name conjures a picture of excess forever associated with a particular era of gung-ho materialism, defined by concerts whose unfathomable vastness saw them take place not in stadiums but in places: Docklands, Moscow (just Moscow – attendance 3.5 million) and the Sahara.

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Consequence of Sound - 51
Based on rating C

French synth master and electronica icon Jean-Michel Jarre will always hold a spot in the genre’s history. In 1976, he released Oxygène, his first seminal work, a commercial success, and a record that would influence ambient electronic artists for years to come. In 1997, he released its follow-up LP, Oxygène 7-13. The series is one of reinvention and inspiration that encourages others to follow suit, be it diving into electronic vinyl bins in Sudan or launching art projects into space.

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Classic Rock Magazine
Opinion: Average

Jo Kendall on the latest releases from Wolf People, Jean-Michel Jarre, Shaman Elephant, James McArthur and Mike Keneally Wolf People - Ruins It’s No More Mister Nice Guy(s) for intellectual Brit psych-rocker types Wolf People. Months of on-the-go production – drummer and engineer Tom Watt making use of his portable recording kit, capturing takes in all places, at all times – has resulted in the quartet going one louder on their third album. From the get-go they sound decidedly fucked off, frontloading Ruins with a trio of dirty, Vertigo-style garage-rock belters, exclaiming ‘Tear it down!’ on Rhine Sagas, before lead guitarist Joe Hollick attempts Tony McPhee-levels of eardrum-rupturing splitter work on the densely groovy Night Witch.

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