So I sat down and listened to his entire discography. I has listened to albums here and there before, of course, but never through the man's whole career.
This is what I came up with.
Low > Ziggy Stardust > Station to Station > Blackstar > Hunky Dory > Lodger > The Next Day > Scary Monsters > Alladin Sane > Heathen > Reality > Young Americans > Heroes > Space Oddity > Outside > The Man Who Sold the World > Tonight > Earthling > Diamond Dogs > Let's Dance > Hours > Black Tie White Noise > Never Let Me Down > Pin Ups > David Bowie
Never Let Me Down has Time Will Crawl and the title track, which are both very incredible songs. The rest of the album is shit.
Pin Ups is well produced and most of the covers are decently executed. The real reason it sucks is because Bowie does nothing interesting to warrant a cover version of any of those songs.
I really don't like those kind of novelty songs. I have no idea why.
It was the only album of his I struggled to finish.
Might also have had something to do with the context of what Bowie would go on to do later. Knowing that Ziggy, Hunky Dory, and even Space Oddity were coming on soon, I really felt like I was just wasting time getting into his proper discography.
>So I sat down and listened to his entire discography.
It is kind of sad, but then you go back through all the stuff you liked and realize how talented Bowie really was.
Re listening to Heroes now and honestly thinking I underrated it a bit.