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4.0 out of 5 stars ...Just take a sigh, and breathe!., 11 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: Breathe (Audio CD)
This is the Oil's unfortunately overlooked gem. Coming at a terrible time for the musical scene as a whole, and being sandwiched between the previous terrific opus "Earth, Sun and Moon" and the terrible successor "Redneck wonderland", the album remained maligned somewhat in a mid-nineties wasteland.

The music that's on offer though is first class Midnight Oil; the laid back an' organic rock sound is an evolutionary step from their golden period immediately preceding this CD. There are rather fewer big choruses here, but now with a re-focused viewpoint on traditional Oil songwriting. The songs all remain strong here even if there are doesn't appear to be any immediate classics. The sounds are definitely for the long-term and will over time grow to infect the listener with it's remarkable qualities and character.

The album - "Breathe", overall shows a different side to Midnight Oil and is a fantastically made piece of rock music to follow a string of remarkable studio efforts. The direction is certainly a good one and so is the seamless nature of the songs within.,

4.5 stars.
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Initial post: 13 May 2015 12:36:30 BDT
Scoopster says:
Just forked out £19 for this on here after listening on Spotify. Seems a goodie, not quite as epic as Blue Sky Mine or Earth and Sun and Moon but I like what I've heard so far

In reply to an earlier post on 19 May 2015 20:19:07 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 May 2015 20:20:18 BDT
Agma says:
That's a fair assessment. I picked up most of my M.Oil albums from Melbourne when I was there back in '12 for a fiver each! For some reason, the vast majority of they're albums that arn't the big three command really high prices and continue to be fustratingly difficult to obtain- here in the UK. I can confirm that that wasn't the case when I was shopping around in Australia!.
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