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What's the best David Bowie song and why is it Golden Years?
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>>61777183
why is it always crashing in the same car
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>>61777183
JOE THE LION
MADE OF IRON
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>>61777183

It's Strangers When We Meet
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Ashes to Ashes
Space Oddity
China Girl
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>>61777219
Oh anon, just you shut your mouth
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I really dislike most of his attempts to make soul music.
Is this an unpopular opinion?
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>>61777248

Can someone take the intro from China Girl and edit it as the chorus of the song? (oh,ohohohh, my little china girlll)

It really rustles my jimmies it's only used as the intro.outro
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>>61777183
An Occasional Dream
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>>61777183

it's my gf's fav, but i'm a sound & vision and/or heroes man
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1. Station to Station
2. Changes
3. Life on Mars?
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>>61777201
JUST A COUPLE OF DREAMS AND HE WAS A FORTUNE TELLER
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>>61777196
>>61777201
>>61777359
>>61777587
good taste

personally mine is A New Career In A New Town
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Heroes and Low are both Reddit tier albums, this board embarrasses me
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>>61777183
you probably didnt know that he wrote that for elvis presley and elvis turned it down so he did it himselg
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>>61777183
I received my "Nothing has Changed" Vinyl after putting it off for months last wednesday. Started listening to it Sunday morning. Haven't stopped looping it since. I'm usually not satisfied with "best of" collections, but I have to say this definitely has most of Bowie's best work asides from the iconics (Change/Fame/Space Oddity/Heroes etc). Golden Years, Ashes to Ashes and China Girl are some of my favorites
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I'm Afraid of Americans
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>Golden Years, Golden Years, quack quack quack
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>>61777183

You can really feel the coke on that one
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>>61778977
>not getting the superior cd set
lel
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>>61777183
So close yet so far, OP.

https://youtu.be/or1dyvCgzMw
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>>61777183
My top 5:
1. Joe the Lion
2. Time
3. Station to Station
4. Lazarus
5. Everyone Says Hi
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>>61777183
You're close. It's the track right before that one.
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>>61779364
That or Life on Mars.

Right now though I'd rather listen to IT'S TOO LATE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY77zDzNmYw
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-heroes
-Space Oddity
-Soul Love
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>>61777183
Either Rock and Roll Suicide or Quicksand
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What's the better album: Space Oddity or TMWSTW. and Why please. I need it for my ultimate album rankings
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>>61777183
Heroes of course friend

1. Heroes
2. Station to Station
3. The Bewlay Brothers
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>>61779387
TO BE GRATEFUL
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>>61778021
same, A New Career in a New Town is one of my favorite songs ever
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>>61780159
hearing that same harmonica on "I Cant Give Everything Away" was teardropping
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>>61779980
Space Oddity is better because of the title track
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>no Rebel Rebel
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>no one has yet said The Laughing Gnome
>Fucking casuals
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>>61779334
>1. Joe the Lion

ugh i always skip this one when i listen to heroes
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The Supermen - Man Who Sold The World.
It's like Spinal Tap level prog satire before prog or metal barely existed.
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>not having a hardon for Fashion
do you faggots even like music?
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Space Oddity was the best.
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why is STS so GOAT? because he was trying to do krautrock?
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>>61777183
1. Modern Love
2. Golden Years
3. Five Years
4. Oh! You Pretty Things
5. Space Oddity
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Honestly Lazarus at the moment
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>>61777271
This so much
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>>61777183
I'm Afraid of Americans is his best song and you fucking know it
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>>61781901
Maybe because it's a coke album that sounds great on anything but coke.
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Five Years
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>>61777183
When he does the descending falsetto on "golden" at the end of the chorus, fuck.
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>>61781901
the combination of cocaine and starvation worked out for him there.

>tfw the backup vocals come in with "ready to shape the scheme of things" in word on a wing
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>>61778021
>>61780159
My negros. But for the life of me I couldn't rank any other song then that, to fucking hard.
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>>61781071
this
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Damn
No one likes Five Years?
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>>61782391
see >>61782086 >>61781934
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>>61782451
Ah shit, didn't see them
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blackstar sounds like shit
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Probably not my favourite but definitely underrated
>Memory of A Free Festival
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Cygnet Committee
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>>61782507
Fuck you
Im a blackstar
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>>61777183
the best david bowie song is golden years, because you just said it is
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Not my #1 favourite but amongst the top.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdU3OPxLq7s
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>>61782014

Thanks for agreeing with me, let's hope someone will be a bro and do it!
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>>61782507
You sound like shit, I'm a Blackstar
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BLUE, BLUE, ELECTRIC BLUE
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>>61779334
Can you explain everyone says hi please that was one of my least favorite on heathen, I hate the title and that lyric so much
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SOMEONE FETCH A PRIEST

YOU CAN'T SAY NO TO THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
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>>61781199
I prefer the hunky dory version
That sliding guitar is too good
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The best Bowie song is actually Fascination.
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subterraneans if i'm being cool, ashes to ashes if i'm being honest

MY MOTHER SAID...
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call it the pleb choice but Heroes is an absolute monument of a song, featuring 10/10 guitar, 10/10 wall of sound, 10/10 vocal performance, 10/10 extremely touching lyrics
I get teary-eyed every time he starts his shout-singing
every single time, not quite crying but it gets me inside
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>>61783164
>MY MOTHER SAID...
TO GET THINGS DONE

was literally about to post this

probably his best music video also
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV8IZHYTOnY

t b h
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>>61783207
Every time I get to the part where he's shouting I remember the recording process and it makes me love it even more
>Tony Visconti rigged up a system, a creative misuse of gating that may be termed "multi-latch gating", of three microphones to capture the vocal, with one microphone nine inches from Bowie, one 20 feet away and one 50 feet away. Only the first was opened for the quieter vocals at the start of the song, with the first and second opening on the louder passages, and all three on the loudest parts, creating progressively more reverb and ambience the louder the vocals became. Each microphone is muted as the next one is triggered. "Bowie's performance thus grows in intensity precisely as ever more ambience infuses his delivery until, by the final verse, he has to shout just to be heard....
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bm00ZNJA0A

BLUE BLUE ELECTRIC BLUE
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>>61783587
And contrarians try to say Bowie wasn't innovative, that right there is insanely resourceful
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>>61783587
D A M N
A
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His best is impossible to guess, but I know his most underrated works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnnMXxP_FNU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCqsJzBwjNQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJs0YB-jeoA
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>>61782507

I'M NOT A PLEBSTAR
t. Blackstar
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>>61782553
>>61782608
I'm not a gangstar
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>>61783758
Fascination is not underrated dude, even normies like Fascination.

Not saying it isn't great, it IS great, just not underrated
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>>61783877
Fair, but I have literally never heard anyone else mention it. Ever. It's hands-down in the top 25 of his golden era, and I think far higher, and I have never heard another person bring it up without me mentioning it first.
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>>61783915
I'd say 3/4 of the people I heard mention Fascination were older black people, black people fucking loved Young Americans back during release. The other 1/4 are my jazz-and-funk minded musician friends.
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>>61783758
Who Can I Be Now? is pretty underrated.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd9U2YlSfoQ
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blackstar
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>>61777201
My favorite Bowie song.
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>>61783972
Well, that makes sense. It was, technically, a Luther Vandross song, but he made it his own. It covers the theme of a sort of obsessive love I never hear portrayed with such intensity, honesty, and without condemnation in any other song, while sounding amazing. It's one of the absolute heights of Young Americans, and I absolutely love it.

>>61784000
Absolutely true. The whole album, very much including the outtakes, was beautifully lyricized, and that's putting aside the beautiful instrumentation and performances.


Also, I remembered a half-answer. I don't know if it is Bowie's best song, or the most well-orchestrated song, or anything like that. All I know is, as some have told me, and as I know, Young Americans is the greatest song of all time. Forever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScVi_L817ec&feature=youtu.be
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In no particular order:

Cygnet Committee
Ashes to Ashes
Sons of the Silent Age
Sound and Vision
All the Madmen
Five Years
Space Oddity
Starman
Memory of a Free Festival
Life on Mars
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
Fashion
Always Crashing in the Same Car
Dead Man Walking
Blackstar
Lazarus
Where Are We Now?
Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
Rebel Rebel
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>>61783207
> I wish you could swim
> Like Dolphins
> Like Dolphins can swim

10/10 lyrics indeed. (I love the hell out of that entire album, though.)
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>>61784362
>Dolphins
>In Australian and Greco-Roman cultures, where the transition to the afterlife involves a journey across water, the dolphin is often envisioned as a psychopomp.
>Psychopomps guide the dead to the afterlife

2spooky4me
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>>61783261

YOU'D BETTER NOT MESS
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>>61784362

It's a metaphor u dip
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I love all the Bowie threads on /mu/ these days. That is all.
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>>61784362
>tfw the vocals get buried deeper into the mix the louder and more anguished he screams
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>no Width of a Circle
>Turn around. Go back!
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I'M AN ABSOLUTE BEGINNER
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Blackstar is utter shit
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Modern Love is my favorite

I put it on when I heard about his death and bawled my eyes out

>I never wave bye bye!
>But I try!
>I try!
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THE RETURN OF THE THIN WHITE DUKE
THROWIN DARTS IN LOVERS EYES
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>tfw born too late to watch a coked up bowie singing Station to Station

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O59CD81UAzw
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>>61777183
You guessed the album but the track you're looking for is Station to Station

It's not the side effects of the cocaine
I'm thinking it must be love
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>>61777183
By far Bowie's greatest accomplishment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiydgQymvTE
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It's not a side effect of the cocaine
I really think it muuusst be looooo-ooove
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IMHO Ashes to Ashes is not just the best Bowie song, but the best pop song ever.
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>>61780431
Actually TMWSTW is better because of Width of a Circle you tripfaggot pleb
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>>61786419
>Width of a Circle

While I like that song a lot, why don't you read the lyrics sometime and note that it's about being fucked by a man.
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>>61786376
ASHES TO ASHES
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>>61786444
>why don't you read the lyrics sometime and note that it's about being fucked by a man
Are you implying that I don't already know that?
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>>61785862
yes it is
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Quicksand is underrated.
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Bowie is overrated
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>>61780936
Rebel rebel
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David Bowie is a great singer :D
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>>61782612
I think Everyone Says Hi gets better when you realize it's about denial after loss of someone else.

/not him
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>>61786696
Criminally underrated I'd say
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>>61782612
I posted that top 5. Basically what >>61788622 said.

The song's about feeling like someone who's died is still around, about to walk in the door at any moment. Bowie felt that way for a long time after his dad died, apparently. The song itself is a little sentimental and corny, but I like it. Makes me tear up, especially in light of his death.
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ONCE THERE WERE MOUNTAINS ON MOUNTAINS
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Up the Hill Backwards tho guys
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PALE BLINDS DRAWN ALL DAY
Nothing to do, nothing to say
BLUE, BLUE
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OBJECTIVELY CORRECT TOP THREE COMING THROUGH:

1. Blackout
2. Station to Station
3. Oh! You Pretty Things
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>>61789072
Good song, far from the best though. It's not even the best song on that album, Teenage Wildlife is much better
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>>61788452
>>61789176
Even if that were true, even overrated artists have to have a best song
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>>61786419
I feel like TMWSTW does the rock thing much better and it's tempting to rate it higher because of that but Space Oddity is more of a balanced album because it has it's soft moments as well as jamming. Letter to Hermione is beautiful
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1. Station to Station
2. TVC15
3. Always Crashing in the Same Car
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>>61779980
TMWSTW because space oddity only has one really good song and a lot of eh while TMWSTW is pretty good throughout with a couple of high points (the title track and width of a circle for me)
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