ITT: Your favorite Bowie album and favorite song off that album. No hating, just Bowie friends.
>The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
Probably Somebody Up There Likes Me from this one.
Favorite song overall is probably Heroes or The Stars Are Out Tonight.
Always liked that song, felt like a good song to come after "Heroes"
One of my favorite album ever and one of my favourite songs, good choice my friend
I've always loved TVC 15 even if it is a popular choice
Ripperino my space amigo
So hard to chose, every song is so great. I'll have to go with Station to Station at the moment. The anon who said Word on a Wing is also very wise. This really hurts man. I didnt really get into David Bowie until a few months ago but I really fell in love with his music. It was great anticipating blackstar and now he's gone. I wish i was a fan for longer.
I'd say probably Stay, probably for them lyrics, they epitomise insecurity and paranoia:
That's what I meant to say or do something/
But what I never say is/
stay this time/
I really meant to so bad this time/
'Cause you can never really tell /
When somebody wants something you want too/
I'm so glad I got into him early last year, despite (incorrect) reservations that he was just glam. I love most of his stuff now.
Ziggy Stardust is objectively the best, every song is perfect. There is no other album ever made that good.
And I can't really pick anything but Star as my favourite, because that is the song that changed me and my friends' lives and defined everything that came after.
either station to station off station to station or warszawa off low
it hurts so much guys ;_;
Are you American?
Ziggy Stardust is his most famous and important album, it changed the game and changed a lot of people's lives. That weird fucking time when the album loved most by hipsters was also loved by everyone else and a chart topper.
It's no game (nr. 1)
[spoiler]They will never release ashes to ashes with an extended 5min synth solo[spoiler]
I'm not american, no, I'm very much British. Its not just that album, I find Hunk Dory a little dull too, but I feel I need to really try to get into them now, try them again.
>The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust
It's been 10 hours or so now, I didn't think his death would affect me like this guys, have just sat around all day feeling shit and tearful ;_;
I will probably have a brandy or 3 later and listen to Bowie and shed a tear or two
Not much left on the Spiders on mars now.
Mick Ronson and Trevor Bolder are dead as well
Ah okay, the "are you American" thing was because Aladdin sane was his attempt to do Ziggy Stardust again, but for yanks.
Not hating, just shooting shit. Any excuse to talk about the GOAT. I was just saying why I think Ziggy Stardust is so popular: its the singular moment it had in music history.
Does anyone know the name of the Bowie song where a guy wants to see his girlfriend but can't afford the airfare, so he ships himself to her, and ends up getting killed by them while still in the box?
Have had his discography for nearly a decade and never got around to giving it a proper listen outside of space oddity and hunky dory. There's a lot of music in the world. What can you do.
>Starman and Five Years
Such a toasty album in general
Station to Station
or maybe it's Ziggy and Rock n' Roll Suicide
or maybe it's Low and A New Career in a New Town
>Rock N' Roll Suicide
>Low - Sound and Vision
>Aladdin Sane - Drive-In Saturday
>Heroes - Beauty and the Beast
Can't really pick
Perfect Day is my favourite track from that album but for Bowie goodness Satellite of Love wins. His backing vocals on that track are incredible, in the Classic Albums documentary for that album, Lou Reed spends time playing Bowie's parts in isolation and you can tell how much he loves them.
Hard to choose but it's between
Be My Wife
Life on Mars?
Someone Up There Likes Me
>Station to Station
Station to Station
Bowie really had far more great albums than anyone could reasonable ask.
Favorite album is Ziggy stardust but my favorite songs are from other albums
Favorite song is probably either Heroes, Panic in Detroit, or China Girl (my parents always used to play this one when we went to the beach so I have a lot of fond memories with it)
>Sound and Vision
Part 2 is better
this gets written off as 80's jangly pop, which it sort of is for a minute, then it takes off into beautifully strange iggy up up up.
> Looking for Satellites
I love a lot of Bowie's 90s work though. That's my favourite era for him. Really there are a bunch of songs from Black Tie White Noise, Earthling, Outside and The Buddha of Suburbia that are good candidates for his best IMO.
w-w-where do i go next /mu/?
i've heard Alladin Sane which i don't really like and Diamond Dogs which i like but which isn't extraordinary and Station to Station which is the best of the lot so far
Album is probably Low, since other than that and like 3 other albums, I listen to Bowie like New Order, by singles.
Song is honestly Where Are We Now. I never felt Bowie so directly open and vulnerable as with that one, and the final "as long as there's" verse has one of those unforgettable guitar melodies on the level of Heroes, Sound and Vision, etc.
Hunky Dory has some great tunes and riffs, and is also fucking weird.
And Low, Station to Station. I can't do it, there's too much but you have to dig through them all, you find things that jump out for you in most of his albums.
just came here to say
>K WEST on the album cover
>first song on this album released in 1972 is called Five Years
>Kanye is born in 1977
>Last album called Blackstar
>Kanye has proclaimed himself the biggest rockstar in the world, making a black star
Yeezy is the true successor to the late David Bowie.
I bet you laugh out loud at me
A chance to strike me down
Give me peace of mind at last
Show me all you are
Open up your heart to me
I would be your slave
I'm gonna cheat here and pretend my opinion matters.
>Hunky Dory- Life on Mars?/Kooks
>Station to Station-Station to Station
>Low- Speed of Life/Warszawa
>"Heroes"- Everything after Joe the Lion
Not my favorite album, but it's like 2nd or 3rd and has what is probably my favorite song of his, 1984.
>the very ending of Five Years were Bowie's voice starts cracking
Have you heard the acoustic version? It's badass.
David Live has a good live version of that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU845qmA0fk
Also have you ever heard 1984/Dodo? He did it live once and then it was just confined to being an extra track on remasters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJGQLFenjKs
Ashes To Ashes is the song that set me off this morning. I heard the news and had the urge to put this album on. Cried for about an hour. Something about Bowie, man. I've never really been upset when a celeb died before. This felt like a friend passing. He was just such a huge part of my life.
I wasn't ready for this. The Major Tom songs back to back are a great way to let the tears out.
Ashes to Ashes was what got me into Bowie. I remember being a teenage kid and just stumbling across it one day. Totally opened up my ears to music and I've never gone back.
The way this live version starts always puts a smile on my face: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unuo-fdhbXs
>Something about Bowie, man. I've never really been upset when a celeb died before.
Same here. I might feel a slight twinge when someone iconic passes, but generally I find it silly to get upset over someone who didn't even know you existed simply because they made that one song/movie you liked a little bit.
But Bowie man. It actually hurts. I was just numb for a the first couple of hours then it suddenly hit me on the way to work. Felt pretty gay having to hold back tears over someone I never met desu senpai.
Bowie's "peak" (whether you consider it Scary Monsters or Let's Dance) is followed by a bunch of albums that vary greatly in quality. Honestly if you're a fan of his, they're all worth a listen at least once. Tin Machine I&II, Outside, Earthling, Hours, Heathen, Reality, The Next Day, Blackstar- I have at least two songs from each I like. Personally I like Outside, Heathen, TND, and Blackstar the best.
For me, I think it's because he was more than just another source of entertainment- he was both an inspiration and influence. He was the ultimate gateway artist for me, I got into so many genres and bands thanks to him. Basically, he was a real creative hero for many, and I think that's why it hurts so much.
Fuck yeah, man. OP here. May Bowie be with you. Love you and all the other fans, drunk as hell, depressed. We needed him, man.
>Bowie's "peak" (whether you consider it Scary Monsters or Let's Dance)
His two "peaks" are either Scary Monsters or Ziggy Stardust, depending on which way you want to look at it. Let's Dance was great in its own way, but part of the comedown after Scary Monsters.
This, but Always Crashing in The Same Car, A New Career or Subterreneans
Gosh, it's sad that he's gone, but god knows what an incredible life he had. And how his music and spirit has inspired the world. On top of that he releases Blackstar, his best solo work since late 70's imo, a couple of days before he dies.
It's kind of bittersweet really. Like saying goodbye to something fulfilled and beautiful.
This is my favorite bowie album, very closely followed (by a hair) ziggy stardust.
Sometimes you get so lonely...