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  • Summary: The latest release for the British rock artist was produced with Stephen Lipson and features contributions from John Robinson, Matt Rollings, Leland Sklar, Luke Spiller, and Michael Thompson.
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  • Record Label: Virgin EMI
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Prog-Rock, Celtic Rock
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Nuclear
Standing on the edge of the crater Like the prophets once said and the ashes are all cold now No more bullets and the embers are dead Whispers in the... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Mar 24, 2014
    60
    Imperfections aside, this is a strange, oddly compelling addition to his catalog.
  2. Mar 24, 2014
    60
    Overall, a curious but likable diversion from his multilayered new-age work.
  3. Mar 24, 2014
    60
    The old master may not be as abundantly creative as he once was but there’s life in the old fart yet.
  4. Mojo
    Mar 24, 2014
    40
    Man On the Rocks is better when he dials down the mawkish choruses and over-emoting vocals. [Apr 2014, p.97]
  5. Mar 31, 2014
    20
    The guitar solos are the album’s single saving grace.
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  1. May 26, 2016
    10
    Mike Oldfield's new album is great, he is just playing and enjoying what he is doing. So unpretentious and uplifting, I'm glad he is recordingMike Oldfield's new album is great, he is just playing and enjoying what he is doing. So unpretentious and uplifting, I'm glad he is recording again, His guitar solos are so Oldfield and masterfully placed. Expand