You can only choose one, so choose wisely and justify your answer. I vote Earthling. Very unique and fun to listen to.
Only few albums of Bowie can be considered bad, the others are all very good. Bowie is one of the few musicians that created masterpieces of different music genres (he sometimes even gave birth to new genres). I could have chosen Ziggy, Low, Heroes, Diamond Dogs or even Outside, but at the end I chose Hunky Dory:
- not for casual Bowie listeners (is there even one?)
- one of the greatest songwriter/acoustic albums within its period
- features some of his best lyrics (Quicksand, Changes, Life on Mars, Eight Lines Poem...)
- I have the Ryko LP version and it's fucking awesome!
I voted for "Let's Dance" because it comes from my favorite era of popular music, I like dance-oriented music, it has some fantastic songs + it's really fun and that's what's the most important to me in music
Low is overrated as fuck
>clearly they had no idea how synths worked, it could easily be called "init patch;the album"
>the best songs sound just like old songs remade with "modern production". example: "sound and vision" = "golden years"
In Heroes at least they learned what filters are for, but the second half is boring as fuck
Lodger is all over the place but created the blueprint for "Scary Monsters" which is one of his best (if not THE best), and has some killer tracks
the whole "berlin triology" is not that good DESU, and wasn't even recorded in Berlin
> listen to Space Oddity album for the first time
> "Space Oddity is probably the only good song in this album"
> play the first songs, yeah good but nothing special
> Cignet Committee arrives
> "holy shit"
I was about to drop that album, I'm glad I didn't. One of my fav songs at all.
I like almost everything he has put out, so it's hard to choose. But I chose "Heroes" because to me it sounds like a cohesive whole, and the Berlin background and the title track play an important role to that.
>"init patch;the album"
>implying sound design stood in way of musical content
>all other instruments didn't matter
>can't stand slow or instrumental pieces on heroes
>mad over titles
>There's only one overrated thing here and it's your taste
you realize this is an anonymous board right?
Every Bowie album has at least 1 good track, some have more. "warsawa" is GOAT, but the rest of the album ain't all that, and that track could be even better if they just added some cutoff, or used real strings
overrated =/= bad
Unfortunately Bowie is one of those artists that are gr8 but never released a 10/10 album.
I blame it on the cocaine
For the sake of discussion,
The Next Day suffers from being too long and having a nonsense tracking order. I submit to you The Next Day, 8.5 BNM edition
1. If You Can See Me
2. I'd Rather Be High (Venetian Mix)
3. The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
4. Where Are We Now?
5. Valentines Day
6. Dirty Boys
7. Boss Of Me
8. How Does The Grass Grow?
"Heroes" is clearly his best album because
>most idiosyncratic vocals of any Bowie album
>most consistently good songwriting
>great attention to detail
>unconventional song structures
Low is a close second but clearly inferior.
>people naming all his recent albums
WTF? Yeah he's doing better then most musicians that have been around that long, but if you seriously think his stuff from the last decade is better then his prime then you're just wrong.