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Amarok [HDCD]
1.  Amarok [HDCD] by Mike Oldfield
The list author says:
  "Unusual music for unusual moods.  This continuous 60 minute piece serves as an effective two fingered salute to the manufactured pop world, while still retaining an air of accessibility."
£8.72   Used & New from: £4.24
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

Tubular Bells, 2
2.  Tubular Bells, 2 by Mike Oldfield
The list author says:
  "(In my view) Oldfield's masterpiece.  A thoroughly engrossing, irresistible and at times moving work, without trashing all over the first revered volume released 19 years earlier."
£4.47   Used & New from: £0.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

The Elektric Band
3.  The Elektric Band by Chick Corea
The list author says:
  "I don't know all about Mr Corea or even like all the tracks on this album.  All I will say is that Rumble, Side Walk and King Cockroach are amongst the songs that got me listening to modern jazz."
£8.11   Used & New from: £4.34
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
4.  Vivaldi: The Four Seasons by Nigel Kennedy
The list author says:
  "One of the most popular albums of classical music.  Look beyond the hype and discover such energy and vitality in a recording that you are ever likely to find.  There are some serious hooks in here!"
£12.90   Used & New from: £0.49
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

A Secret History ... The Best Of The Divine Comedy
5.  A Secret History ... The Best Of The Divine Comedy by The Divine Comedy
The list author says:
  "Lovely compilation of Neil Hannon's comedic musings about love and life.  Joby Talbot's surprisingly grand scale orchestral arrangements are breathtaking, particularly on 'In Pursuit of Happiness'."
£5.92   Used & New from: £1.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

Riverdance: Music from the Show
6.  Riverdance: Music from the Show by Riverdance (Related Recordings)
The list author says:
  "A wonderful weaving of different styles, giving international ethnic music a certain unity.  Forget the dancing and enjoy the emotion and compositional prowess of this work in its own right."
£4.52   Used & New from: £0.45
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Erasure
7.  Erasure by Erasure
The list author says:
  "Their most indulgent work, for the most part discarding the tight and catchy pop formula they became most famous and popular for.  Deep and introspective, this is music composed for love, not money."
£12.02   Used & New from: £0.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Whatever and Ever Amen
8.  Whatever and Ever Amen by Ben Folds Five
The list author says:
  "It's refreshing to hear a piano at the heart a pop/rock orientated album.  This is a wonderfully flippant and at times acerbic journal of Folds' skewed take on life."
£4.81   Used & New from: £0.24
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Greatest Hits
9.  Greatest Hits by Yusuf/Cat Stevens
The list author says:
  "Encapsulating the beauty and simplistic sincerity of Cat Stevens' work, this album shows off the skill and originality of one of the most important and overlooked singer/songwriters."
£6.07   Used & New from: £1.96
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Grace
10.  Grace by Jeff Buckley
The list author says:
  "Buckley's influence can be heard today in the form of the latest wave of British indie bands.  His life was cut cruelly short, depriving the world of a rising star and a hugely talented singer."
£3.97   Used & New from: £0.05
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (265 customer reviews)

Kimono My House
11.  Kimono My House by Sparks
The list author says:
  "It isn't an over-estimation to say that nearly every track is a masterpiece.  It's just so refreshingly different, hilarious, engrossing and brilliant all at the same time.  A triumph of pure genius!"
Used & New from: £4.08
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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