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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Oils album, another classic., 12 Feb 2002
This review is from: Earth and Sun and Moon (Audio CD)
After giving the world the critically acclaimed "Diesel and Dust" and the equally impressive "Blue Sky Mining", Midnight Oil had set the standard by which their next studio album would be judged, and set it at a very high level indeed. Fans and critics alike had one burning question: were the band still capable of producing the blend of provocative lyrics and rhythms that deservedly had won them a worldwide following or was their best behind them?

Was there more in the Oils' creative cupboard or was it bare?

"Earth And Sun And Moon" was the answer.

Delivering the Oils eternal message - people over politicians, culture over corporations, the planet over profits - "EASAM" teases the listener with an effective fusion of two contrasting styles.

Pulse-racing, almost orgasmic tracks, such as the singles "My Country" and "Truganini" sit alongside less hectic yet equally provocative acoustic numbers that deliver their message in a folky, camp-fire style whisper, such as the outstanding "Bushfire".

Somewhere inbetween these two extremes lies the majority of the album, with tracks such as "In The Valley", "Outbreak Of Love", "Now Or Never Land" and the title offering, "Earth And Sun And Moon", that almost seem to be caught in a tug of war between the poles - carressing you one moment, and slapping you in the face the next. It's a strange sensation, but one that works so well on almost every track.

So many things happen in the blink of an eye. Heartstrings are pulled. Illusions are smashed. History is told. Pictures are painted. Sometimes, all four happen simultaneously, yet the meaning never fails to shine through. Like a masterpiece from a great artist, everything seems to coalesce and nothing seems to confuse. Magnificent.

If there is one thing that "EASAM" is guilty of, it's that it doesn't match the tempo of previous Oils' offerings. It doesn't even try to. But why should it have to when the band's message is clearer than ever?

Another Oils album, another classic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Faultless, 21 Feb 2006
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C. Hargrave (Dorset) - See all my reviews
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Superb, faultless, a gem. I love this album and its difficult to pick a favourite as they are all excellent. On the whole its a little more laid back even pastoral with a few heavier tracks to remind you of past albums. My County stands out so does the infamous Truganini. Its equal to Diesel and Dust and its a shame they never really kept up the "power and the Passion" on later albums.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great album from underrated band, 31 Dec 2011
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E. Mc Ginley (donegal) - See all my reviews
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just purchased cd version of this album. love three tracks especially: in the valley, My country and of course Truganini. great band who stayed true to ideals throughout their prolific career.
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5.0 out of 5 stars aussie magic, 2 April 2014
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another quality disc from zoverstock, haven't listened to this album for a while since I've got it on tape, got their other albums on CD an excellent for anyone new to this band.
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5.0 out of 5 stars oz nutters!, 6 May 2013
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Mr. G. G. Geddes "bearded" (tarves aberdeenshire scotland) - See all my reviews
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bought the single trugannini years ago.could'nt resist, bought this along with"blue sky mining" another good album.chunkier sound.but well worth a visit!
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5.0 out of 5 stars it was a privilege to work with them..., 25 Sep 2012
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i worked with the band regularly when they were in London in the mid 80s - really good guys and totally professional - this is a very fine album and i'm surprised that no solo singer has ever done a cover of outbreak of love
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