YMMV: Mike Oldfield


  • Awesome Music: All of it.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: On the Incantations tour, the audience would get a sheet of paper to be folded into a paper airplane. Naturally, the audiences had no problem throwing them not just at each other, but towards the stage—fortunately, when Mike and company weren't performing. Crosses with Crowning Moment of Awesome, as this was Mike's first tour as a solo artist, performing very difficult music, but he made sure the audience and his ensemble got to have some fun during the shows.
  • Magnum Opus: Amarok is the one you're going to hear most often, but there's a fan somewhere that will claim any of his albums to be this.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Nuclear", thanks to it being used in the trailer for Metal Gear Solid V.
  • Seasonal Rot: Either mid-eighties, when he switched to more accessible material after the suits saw "Moonlight Shadow" go to number one, or from the ninties onward, when he switched to a more electronic style.
  • Signature Song: "Tubular Bells" or "Moonlight Shadow".
  • Spiritual Successor: Amarok is this to Ommadawn.