ITT: Unpopular Bowie opinions
Personally, I like his version of "All the Young Dudes" better than Mott the hoople's. And I'm not just saying this because he died, I've always happened to feel this way.
I like the melancholy, sunset, "end of the day" feel the Bowie version has.
This is correct. Tonight is better than Let's Dance.
>based Loving the Alien
>based Dancing with the Big Boys
The only reason it gets shat on so much is because it's half a cover record, and one of the covers is the worst thing Bowie did in his whole career (God Only Knows).
>Low and Heroes are both boring dadrock albums
you don't know what dadrock is do you?
I don't think dad's were hip to entire lp sides devoted to instrumental ambient pieces.
I think mu has distorted your sense of the real world
Because it's bad.
Not that unpopular. Both records are god tier Bowie.
I cringed. Well baited. There's unpopular opinions, and then there's just being wrong.
His version of Neighborhood Threat is nowhere near as good as Iggy Pop's original version
Also Tonight is not good and if it's in your top 3 bowie albums you've probably only listened to 3 albums
Let's Dance is a funk masterpiece. When everyone else was ripping off Bowie and doing dismal synthpop or flighty artrock, Bowie delivered funk rock that sounded like nothing before.
I agree with you, it's a lot more powerful to me.
On another note, an unpopular Bowie opinion I have is that I would not only fuck David Bowie, but I would have let him fuck me too.
While I recognize the originality of them and the social norms they rightly broke, the looks of Ziggy and Halloween Jack, and to an extent Man Who Sold The World-era dress-wearing Bowie, are kinda cringe-inducing for me. And I don't like that that's what a lot of people who don't really listen to him associate him solely with.
I kind of agree. His theatrics were fun, but he looks so much better in normal clothes.
While I love the nirvana version as well, I prefer the bowie version for basically the same reason as OP pointed out about all the young dudes. The Nirvana version is pretty great, but the bowie version feels like being smashed upside the head with a heroin addiction, which i suppose should make as much sense for the nirvana version... The Bowie cut feels so desolate than the nirvana version. I also kind of think bowies version is more unique to him, while the nirvana version sounds like them playing that song, as opposed to a unique experience. On that note, slow nirvana is boring nirvana.
So yeah, anyone else like reality from 2003? Its one of my favorite of his albums from an individual song perspective, its more diverse than most bowie albums, though obviously that harms it in terms of a "concept-y" sequenced album kind of thing that a lot of the best of the bowie albums have.
Iggy's version of China Girl is way better than Bowie's
Pin Ups is pretty good
Teenage Wildlife is one of his best songs
The Next Day would be better if they replaced If You Can See Me with So She, replaced I'd Rather Be High with the Venetian Mix, and swapped You Feel So Lonely and Heat