Currently going through Bowie's discography in order, and I like a lot of it, but holy fucking shit this is easily the worst album of his I've heard so far. How the fuck did the same guy who made Aladdin Sane and Space Oddity make this pile of shit? I don't even want to keep listening to this guy.
If you've been listening chronologically, this should be a major improvement over Young Americans. And yeah it's a change of style but so are all his albums after YA. He won't go back to glam rock after Diamond Dogs.
I thought Young Americans was a lot better. But I'm glad the glam rock is over, I hated Diamond Dogs, Pin Ups, and the Man Who Sold the World. Aladdin Sane was great though, and Ziggy had its moments as well.
I dunno yet. I think they're next up in the queue. What should I expect?
I must admit I'm in probably a small minority of Bowie listeners that really liked Young Americans and Space Oddity. I think he's got great chops on those records but the singing is damn near awful on this one. I felt nothing interesting here. Maybe I'm too much of a poptimist but I didn't find anything that moved me in the whole thing.
I probably thought the same when I heard the albums for the very first time. I used to prefer earlier Bowie, but now I think that Station to Station and the Berlin trilogy are the greatest Bowie.
You really need to go in clean when it comes to Bowie. The blues rock, glam, wanna be Bob Dylan shit, then the later cocaine fueled shit. I like to listen to all the albums, and genuinely like the song i like. Its all about listening, loving, and putting up with his bullshit. He gets it together later, sort of. I mean, you could be listening to AC/DC right and having a gay ol' time.
Seems like it. I've heard great things about the other albums in that era so my judgment shall be spared for now.
Pretty hyped for the Berlin trilogy based on the responses in this thread. I really, really hope it isn't just more S2S though.
Is this a joke? YA was way more pop-focused, it had great backing vocals and the instrumentation had great melody. Everything in S2S drags - his voice, the compositions, the pacing of the tracks, everything. The title track was the only one I genuinely enjoyed, I thought the rest were boring and had some terribad singing. They're completely different in energy and tone. YA sounds like an album from the mid-80s and it's from '75.
Hit and miss I don't mind, and I don't know why I'm making a huge deal out of this. This was just supposed to be one of his best efforts and I walked away feeling cheated.
Station to Station is just a jam friend, it's great to dance to, and it's almost Krautrock with the amount of repetition and groove. I love the album, I think it's an inspired work.
It's good that you're enjoying Low though, I think Station will grow on you.
I maintain that the title track of s2s is his best song
You think that's bad? Wait until everything from Never Let Me Down to Outside. You're in for nearly an entire decade of some bad Bowie.
For the record Station to Station is a masterpiece and I have no clue how you dislike it as a fellow Young Americans fan, Stay, TVC15, and Golden Years quite literally sound like they were intentionally cut from YA in order to fill a new album.
>I thought the rest were boring and had some terribad singing
Staiton to station has Bowie's best singing tho. And it was the most easy listen out of his discography for me (excluding obvioulsy shit albums)
Plus, how come you didnt like Diamond Dogs oposed to YA? Diamond dogs had like 2 glam songs and the rest was Young Americans style soul.
Nice mid-period Bowie thread lads, mind if Bowie's best album pops in?
If you're listening to his albums for the first time and you're choosing to just listen to them all in a row, then you are going about this in the wrong way.
I'd stick to the Bowie "eras" that you like and then move on to other albums of his when you feel comfortable.
Also, S2S is the kind of the album that requires multiple listens to really click with you. It's a fantastic album, but you will need to spend some time with it before it reveals its true greatness.
No. Oh you pretty things, queen bitch, and bewlay brothers all rank up there with the songs you mentioned at the top of Bowie pantheon. The rest of the songs are also very enjoyable, imo.
God Tier Bowie Albums: Man who sold the world, Ziggy Stardust, Diamond Dogs, Station to Station, Low, Heroes, Earthling, Blackstar,
Honorable Mention: Hunky Dory
everything else is good too though
I agree that Young Americans is one of his best. But I'm also a bigger fan of Station To Station. Wild Is The Wind might contain his best vocals ever.
I commend you for jumping in and listening to his albums chronologically. Most fools just jump on low and call it a day.
>Station To Station is all about Bowie being depressed before his new curtains arrive.
>They are fabulous.
If you think the transition from YA to S2S is bad, wait til you get to Lodger. That album caught me out pretty bad the first time I heard it.
That said, Lodger is a good album in its own right but I can still never shake the feeling that Heroes was an album of development, meant to be expanded on in later releases.