What do you think of this top 25 albums list?
2. Hunky Dory
4. Station to Station
6. Alladin Sane
7. Scary Monsters
9. Let's Dance
10. Man Who Stole the World
11. Young Americans
13. The Next Day
14. Diamond Dogs
15. Space Oddity
20. Buddha of Suburbia
23. David Bowie
25. Black Tie White Noise
26. Never Let Me Down
Here's reviews for each album here. I can't post it all because of character limit.
2. Station to Station
5. Aladdin Sane
6. Hunky Dory
9. Let's Dance
10. Man Who Sold the World
11. Diamond Dogs
12. Space Oddity
14. The Next Day
17. Scary Monster
18. Black Tie
(Entering Meh Zone)
20. David Bowie
(Entering shit zone)
26. Never Let Me Down
>Pinups and his debut that high
>Tonight and Outside that low
>Reality, Heathen, Black Star, and The Next Day all below Let's Dance and The Man Who Sold the World
>Hunky Dory above Station to Station and Ziggy
Literal trash opinion.
Blackstar and Young Americans not high enough,
but they got the definitive top 5 correct. Those really are the top 5 in any order.
Its really my favorite but lack of space is for the joke.
The next day is liked? I thought it was considered mediocre.
What's bad about earthling? I loved the way he incorporated DnB. 90s bowie is easily my favorite era.
Ziggy was kinda too silly and had a few songs I didn like. I thought it had a lot of great highs though.
The Next Day is top tier. If you're rating it low because you thought everybody else thinks it's mediocre, you're both a pleb and misinformed.
Anyway, I really do not like Earthling at all. I'm Afraid of Americans is a good song, but the DnB rhythm section underneath otherwise traditional Bowie tracks just feels so incongruous and bad.
I also don't like Prodigy though.
What do you like about the next day? I'm not voting it low because of everyone else, but I thought people agreed.
And meh, I thought earthling just had good songs too.
Anyways, what's the reason people dislike outside? Its got my favorite bowie songs and has the thickest atmosphere of any I've heard so far. Hearing I'm Deranged on Lost Highway is what got me into Bowie.
I like the industrial style Bowie went for on Outside, I really do. I'm Deranged, the title track, Heart's Filthy Lesson, I Have Not Been to Oxford Town, and Strangers When We Meet are some of the best 90s Bowie songs, and some of his best work in general.
The problem I have is that most of the good stuff is in the first half, which is still 30 plus minutes of a great album. But the record is 75 minutes long, and to me just doesn't justify its length.
It's my favorite 90s Bowie record, don't get me wrong, but it's not in my top 10 Bowie records. A solid 7/10 that would've been better without the confusing narrative and ridiculous length.
As for The Next Day, it's just an incredibly strong rock album from start to finish. Sounds a lot like Heathen and Reality, which I already like a lot, except each song feels like it was given more care in the studio, and it doesn't let up in energy like those records do. The title track, Dancing Out in Space, and Heat are high up there in my favorite Bowie songs ever.
I'm the opposite with it. I felt outside's length is one of its best assets. It just pulls you in for the atmosphere and never lets up. If it were shorter I feel the atmosphere would be cut off too soon.
I thought it was consistent, but I guess I agree the first half is a bit better.
Here, I got this:
2. Ziggy Stardust
3. Station to Station
5. Hunky Dory
7. The Next Day
9. Scary Monsters
10. Aladdin Sane
13. Young Americans
14. Space Oddity
16. The Man Who Sold the World
19. Diamond Dogs
20. Let's Dance
22. Black Tie White Noise
23. Never Let Me Down
24. Pin Ups
25. David Bowie
So comparing our two lists, I'd say you should go to Scary Monsters next.
I like Sweet Thing, but I don't like Candidate or the reprise.
That, Diamond Dogs, and Rebel Rebel are the only things on the record I like.
1984 and Big Brother are especially cringe worthy.
Station to Station, Low, Ziggy Stardust, Heroes, Aladdin Sane, Hunky Dory, Scary Monsters
Blackstar, The Next Day, Heathen, Outside, Young Americans, Diamond Dogs, Buddah of Suburbia, Let's Dance
The Man Who Sold the World, Space Oddity, Hours, Earthling, Black Tie White Noise, Reality, Pin Ups
Tonight, Never Let Me Down, David Bowie
Shit on my taste
Oh, I never gave you a recommendation on what next.
You would probably really like The Man Who Sold the World. Also, you haven't listened to Hunky Dory yet. That needs to be fixed.
I'm liking Low being undisputed for number 1.
Good taste m80s
confirmed for never listening to Low.
I listened through his whole discography recently, and I used to put Lodger and Station to Station above it. But no, Low is really just that perfect.