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favorite david bowie album

Postby Teratogen » Tue Nov 02, 2004 12:16 am

there's GOT to be some bowie fans here... and i'm sure most of you will say "ziggy stardust" is bowie's best album, and i will not argue with that! it's mine, too! but i want to know what you all think some of his best albums are... maybe give me a list or something. i'm just curious. i actually think "hunky dory" is better than "aladdin sane," but most people might disagree with me...

so let's have it.
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Postby Pete » Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:19 am

It's got to be Aladdin Sane

it's got that extra bit of drive


well, thats my opinion anyway, and I'm sticking to it :)

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Postby John » Tue Nov 02, 2004 5:14 pm

The best Bowie album has to be Hunky Dory - it was a totally original
work, and unlike anything else when it emerged. It includes Bowie's greatest melodies and widest variety of material. In terms of the themes it covered, it could not have been more timely - the reflections on Dylan's (then) absence, the homage to Warhol, and the cue for Lou Reed's re-emergence (with a great Eddie Cochran riff, to boot). Every track is a gem - Changes, Quicksand, Life on Mars, Kooks etc.etc. Ziggy comes in at No.2 for me, though it was also totally innovative. Otherwise, in descending order - Aladdin Sane, Man Who Sold the World, Station to Station, Space Oddity and Let's Dance. Heroes is a great track, too.
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Postby Teratogen » Thu Nov 04, 2004 12:05 am

anybody like "low". i think it's a spectacular album that no one has seemed to duplicate, though have tried.
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Postby ~greg » Sun Nov 07, 2004 7:08 pm

best: Low, Heroes, and Lodger.

guilty pleasures: The Man Who Sold the World,
Diamond Dogs, Station to Station, Scary Monsters,
Let's Dance, Outside
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Postby Dylan » Sun Nov 07, 2004 8:17 pm

I like his earlier work best. Space Oddity is probably my favourite.
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Postby Teratogen » Mon Nov 08, 2004 4:28 am

wow, greg.... you like "outside"? that's fantastic! hahaha. when people talk about bowie i rarely hear anybody talking about that album! hahaha.
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Postby catherine » Thu Nov 25, 2004 1:03 am

Hunky Dory, no question ( " I'm the twisted name on Garbo's eyes, living proof of Churchill's lies, I'm destiny...")


And " Heathen": I just love it.


:) :) :) , Catherine.
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Postby Teratogen » Thu Nov 25, 2004 1:14 pm

from "hunky dory" to "heathen." that is great. hahaha. does anybody here think "low" is his best? i find this album very fascinating!
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Postby catherine » Sat Nov 27, 2004 9:59 pm

I don't own that one, sorry.
But I might buy it. You said "Buy some", I bought some...
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Postby Teratogen » Sun Nov 28, 2004 1:03 pm

yes, i recommend it. it was a visionary experiment bowie did with brian eno. expect some early roxy music-ish beats and guitar work with simple bowie lyrics, as well as some really off-the-wall instrumentals that range from futuristic to creepy. nearly half the songs are instrumentals, and if not instrumentals they have minimal lyrics. "low" is truly a gem.
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Postby Anne-Marie » Mon Jan 10, 2005 12:26 am

My fav. Bowie songs: Let's Dance, Changes, As The World Falls Down, Oh! You Pretty Things, and Starman.

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