Still bingeing on his discography, knew I'd have to give this a go at some point
This album made me happy. It's just a happy album. Pretty well produced too, with cool musicianship. I would probably listen to this again.
I'm a fan of 80's Bowie and feel it's unfairly maligned. Never Let Me Down in particular is a pretty punchy album. Tonight can be viewed as a nice b-side for Let's Dance, which is a killer album.
I haven't listened to it yet but I always thought of tonight as the album that was supposed to have like a kid a/amnesiac relationship with let's dance, based on what I've heard about it
Easy to see why it gets overlooked, but I've always liked this and Lizard as well.
>going by /mu/ standards
I honestly don't see Knopfler or Dire Straits discussed here at all, really. Maybe a few times but very rarely. Do you like his later stuff as well? Shangri-La is great.
but still I'd say overall it seems pretty under appreciated, apart from sultans of swing of course.
dire straits early period is incredibly underrated.
desu I just downloaded his full solo discography like last week, haven't gotten round to listening to it yet.
You really should. I think Knopfler is one of the few rock greats whose work hasn't suffered as they've gotten older. Shangri-La is at the top of the list for me. Also, his guitar playing is much improved as well. The tone'll make your balls drop.
Early DS is great, though. Knopfler in general in underrated.
Knopfler is severely underrated. Without even listening to his solo work, I honestly rate him as the best guitarist ever. There's no one else who can make a guitar sound so good like it's being played by god. Telegraph Road has the best solo of all time. He's also very original, maybe a little JJ Cale sounding, but overall he's a pretty original mix of rock, folk, blues and country with a very unique guitar sound.
It's really more of a Carl Perkins influence than JJ Cale. Perkins was his hero. They even made an album together and played together often, having very similar styles.
Knopfler is one of my favorites, for sure. You should check out Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac as well. Pre-drug freakout PG is an out of this world guitarist.
Anyway, I'm going to plug Shangri-La one last time. He plays material from the album amazingly well live, too.
It's a song about Elvis, obviously. One of my favorites.
Albatross is an amazing piece of work. Check this one out, my favorite blues tune of theirs. Gotta run, good talking to you anon and keep listening to the greats.
I was planning to dig through his discog after listening to Blackstar last sunday. I'd been putting it off for a long time. I'm very reluctant to do it now because I don't want to be one of those people that only start liking someone because they died. There's nothing worse than being associated with those people.
>Very much agree, Tonight and Never Let Me Down are fine albums, way to much unnecessary hate.
I never heard these albums, but I'm curious to see if they're really as bad as people say - or if they're actually pretty good.
Do you really think they're great, or is it just /mu/ being contrarian and memeing as usual?
Partly being contrarian. By virtue of being Bowie albums, they have their charms, but they also show how creatively bankrupt he was once he was removed from his main influences and wanted to please a wider audience.
>mfw I've only listened to Brothers in Arms in their entire discography
Am I missing much?'
I think 20/20 isn't appreciated as much as it should be.
Let's Dance, Tonight and Never Let Me Down by far are Bowie's biggest selling albums (to date).
I've never seen anyone mention the fiery furnaces on /mu/ but this album is fucking great
I actually just finished marathoning the entire David Bowie discography (except for the Tin Machines, I'll probably hear those one day) and honestly I find those 3 to be weakest in DB's discography. Sure they have their charms and quirks, being Bowie's albums and all but honestly they sound like Phil Collin's stuff.
Glad Bowie got his shit together in the 90s