I don't get why people like this album so much. I guess the first three songs were pretty good but nothing really stands out to me.
No, musician died and got turned into a meme because of it = his music is a meme now = if you claim to like his music you're liking memes
You also don't have to die to become a meme either, look at Swans, after being around for over 30 years they get turned into a giant meme almost overnight just because of their last album
fucking sad seeing people like this
because its a pretty solid album, at first i thought like you but it started growing in me a lot... that happen with a lot of bowie's albums
It's good to see the picture I helped make is circulating.
Probably bait, but just because /mu/ is listening to Bowie a lot right now doesn't make him a meme. Memeschool is a meme, but Bowie is not a meme, and music is never a meme.
Station to Station is top 5, but pic related is basically a better version of it.
I wish this album was a bit more experimental desu. Most of the songs on this album are great regardless of how poppy they are, but you can't put a song like African Night Flight on the album and then not have any song remotely similar to it
Look Back in Anger is kinda of similar with its manic percussion, and Lodger is pretty decently experimental when you think about it. Yassassin is a fucking Turkish reggae song. The second half is more straightforward than the first, but I like that.
At least I'd say it's more experimental, though also probably more poppy, than StS.
Excellent album. Maybe reading the wikipedia page for the album would shed some light on his personal struggles at the time.
In terms of addiction: I love how the first song is him exercising his demons and moving forward, and the last his him relenting to his problem. The "happy ending" is the beginning; it's cyclical just like addiction.
? it isn't similar to station to station at all.
Lodger has some fun tracks, but it's pretty scatter brained. There's no through line, and claiming "travel" as a theme is sort of lazy. Don't understand how this is in anyone's bowie top 5 desu.
That being said, African Night Flight is awesome and WAY ahead of it's time. DJ, Boys Keep Swinging and Look Back are solid jams.
Lodger has two themes, The first half is travel and the second half is corruption in Western society.
Anyone who doesn't mention Repetition as one of the better tracks hasn't listened to the lyrics.
Also how the fuck does no one ever mention YASSSASSSINNNN? Or Red Money for that matter?
Repetition has poignant and disturbing lyrics, but it's a non rhyming spoken word piece set to a rock track. It's not very dynamic.
Yasasins is obnoxious after a few measures. Red Money is sister midnight but worse.
.Repetition has poignant and disturbing lyrics, but it's a non rhyming spoken word piece set to a rock track. It's not very dynamic.
Gee, so it's repetitive? Weird.
>Yassassin is fun. Red Money is sister midnight but better.
I fell in love with it in the first listen.
I just recently learned that Elvis loved Golden Years so much he wanted Bowie to be his producer. Somewhere in an alternate reality, Bowie made Elvis a Krautrock/Funk album.
If it has no structure, then it's dynamic in some way.
If it's not dynamic, it's repetitive.
Make up your mind. If you don't know what you're talking about, all you have to say is you don't like it and move on.
I specifically said verse structure. I consider verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus to be more dynamic than a single prolonged verse.
if I don't know what I'm talking about, you can't read critically.
So you meant song structure. Verse structure means the structure of the verse itself.
Better yet, you could've just said the song is in simple verse, which literally means it's nothing but a verse, in which case it's repetitive.
I can read, you just don't know how to convey what you mean.