Is this unquestionably one of his best if not his best? The only album I can really see unanimously topping this would be Low or Heroes.
I don't get the love for DD and AS. They are good but God. Even top 10? There's just something I'm missing I guess. They just feel unfocused to me. Although I would KILL to go back and see an original Diamond Dogs tour concert. Like one of the first ones before they realized how much money they were losing.
I understand why you might feel DD is unfocused.
I love it so much because I think it has his most interesting and lovely songwriting, backed with some very excellent music. The Sweet Thing suite is probably my favorite song, period, so that probably helps.
Yeah, fair enough. I wasn't trying to convince you otherwise, just wanted to explain my feelings.
Gosh, this is amicable.
But they aren't MEMES you pleb! It has to be a meme to best a BEST album!
(anyone who calls this album his best needs to stop listening to NMH and Deathgrips, and unsub from Anthony and all other internety memey music shite)
I always enjoyed glam rock Bowie more than ambient/experimental rock Bowie.
That said, I think Blackstar is better than Scary Monsters & "Heroes," but not as good as Low or Station to Station.
Still, what a way to go. This HAS to be AOTY, right?
3. Hunky Dory
4. Station to Station
5. Ziggy Stardust
I'd put it just below those, on par with Scary Monsters. I'd say that for an artist with 25 albums, 6th place is among the best.
could easily be his best. it really proves that you can't always separate the music from outside context
before he died it was an 8, but now it could be a 10 and there's no shame in saying that
I don't listen to Bowie. Personally the folk singer shit is pretty gay I think.
But I have listened to some tracks off the album and I definitely dig it. Mostly because the band is fucking sick. Mark Guiliana lays it down and Jason Linder playing some sick keys. I could care less about Bowie desu
you don't have to be a musician to understand music
yes, if you want to understand the technical aspects of the music itself, you'll need to have a deep knowledge of music
but everyone can understand themes, connotations, the evocation of emotions with minimal knowledge of the technical aspects
We're talking about knowing how to play music and knowing what makes musicians/music good because you know the struggle first hand. Lyrics are not the center piece of music because without melody or harmony or rhythm you've got prose you tard.
I think it would be better if it was longer, annoys me that he apparently had enough material for a whole other album that he didn't put on this. Instead includes a new shorter, shittier version of Sue that was released a year ago along with it's b-side Pity she was a Whore.
>"Low is so good!"
> tfw it's a snooze fest with half the tracks being synth instrumentals
That being said I still play this when I have qts over
But I mean, heroes is clearly the superior album
I'm sorry are you known? Who are you? I'm actually well known locally and have been since I was in high school. I study with world renown artists and Grammy award winners and have played in numerous large music conventions like PASIC (in 2012 & 2015) and am playing at the TMEA convention in February. Literally who are you? I don't mind playing that game desu
can someone share their view point of Low? I never really got the album, I cna see the appeal back then, but it sounds really....standard when you listen to it today. I really would liek to hear a perspective of someone who loves it.
Come to the San Antonio convention center at the TMEA convention. I'm playing Friday and Saturday afternoon Feb 12 & 13 at 12pm & 1pm respectively. I'm about to enter rehearsal so I can't show you all my artist badges I've collected ;)
Chefs acquire a pallet much like a saxophonist acquires a tone over hours and hours of practice.
Sure some shmuck off the street can blow in a horn, doesn't mean they know how to play it or understand what's involved in music.