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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.
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I honestly think it's his best
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>>61930777
One of his best simply because of the immediate impact
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>>61930777
Or Ziggy
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>>61930793
Yeah Ziggy would qualify as well but personally Ziggy isn't top 5 for me. I do realize the serious acclaim however, I just prefer Scary Monsters and Outside.
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I rate it at #3, just below Low and Diamond Dogs. (I know DD is an unpopular choice for top 5, especially number one)
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>>61930811
It's a very good album, top 5 bowie for me as well
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>>61930777
Bowies trinity is unquestionably Low, Ziggy Stardust and Hunky Dory. Apart from personal favorites, those are his most critically acclaimed.
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Of course! It's his first pitchfork approved, meme certified album! Fantano LOVED it! True patricians rate it as his best. I love /mu/
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>>61930829
>>61930811
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.
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>>61930845
Fuck off. All of Bowies best albums are acclaimed literally everywhere. Even the albums most people don't think about (Lodger, Outside, Heathen) are pretty acclaimed.
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>>61930848
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.
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>>61930874
Hey. Don't get me wrong. Good album. Bowie just has so much good shit that eventually something has to get pushed to a lower tier of a subjective list.
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>>61930942
Yeah, fair enough. I wasn't trying to convince you otherwise, just wanted to explain my feelings.

Gosh, this is amicable.
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>>61930861
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)
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>>61931161
It's funny how quick you are to oppose the quality of this album just because of someone else's opinion rather than your own. How insecure are you exactly?
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>>61930777
its a good album
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It's very good but probably not even in his top 5 albums
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This album is simply TRASH.
David was dying so it unfortunately brought down the quality.
You can literally HEAR the chemo in the songs.
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>>61931914
>makes a trip for the sole purpose of shitposting
shameful tee bee aitch
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>>61931704
YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO MORE RADIOHEAD
god that video is good meme
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>>61931914
It's so damn good it radiated your brain cells.
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>>61930783
this
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>>61930965
Fucking gayboy
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>>61932187
but i'm not a boi
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>>61932187
So bend awa.
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I liked it quite a bit
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>>61930777
It's very good. Not quite god tier Bowie (Ziggy, Station, Hunky Dory), but still fantastic tier Bowie along with the likes of Low, Heroes, DD, AS, YA and TMWSTW
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>>61932259
>Low & Heroes
>Not god tier
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>>61932274
My standard for god tier is 10/10, both those albums are 9.5 to be honest family
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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?
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>>61930777

One of the best albums of all time; an absolute masterpiece.
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>>61931914

I guess that's why cancer doesn't like it.
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>>61932907
I hope it doesn't get forgotten among all the high profile releases this year. Radiohead, Anco, Iggy Pop doing an album with Josh Homme for some reason...
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>>61930777
1. Low
2. Heroes
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.
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>>61930777
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
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>>61933265
Nobody's going to remember fucking Anco
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>>61933250
underrated
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>>61930777

It's a 6.5/10. His best is Outside.
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>>61930861
Outside doesn't get enough love.

I love that album
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>>61933265
>Iggy Pop doing an album with Josh Homme for some reason...

That first track they've released is great
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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
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>>61934759
>using 'gay' to disparage art
>in the year of our lord two thousand and sixteen
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>>61934787
Pretentious as fuck. I bet you don't even play music.
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>>61934856
i don't see the relevance (t)o (b)e (h)onest
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>>61934856
only gays "play music", I just hit a guitar and yell.
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>>61931926
it sounds like radiohead
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>>61934877
People who don't make art run around throwing art around like a buzzword in the context of Bowie. I've heard it irl a lot by plebs and I'm betting you're one of them desu
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>>61933250
woooooooo GOT DAMN
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>>61934936
i assure you i am very much an artist
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>>61934947
You play music? Drawfags need not apply
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>>61930874
>unfocused
how the fuck is it unfocused?
every song on the album describes part of a story. it even has an intro and exodus
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>>61934982
creator of prose
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>>61934992
Don't ask me, friend. Ask the anon I was replying to.
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>>61934992
>>61930848
meant for you
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>>61934994
so you write shitty fanfics?
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>>61934994
Lol... Gay as fuck
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>>61935021
nah they're pretty good fanfics
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>>61934994
I knew you were pretentious.
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>it's a non-shitpost bowie thread
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>>61935053
>pretentious as an argument
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>>61935030
k
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>>61934759
>couldn't
since when was bowie a folk singer?
you massive fuckboi
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>>61935065
There is no argument. Non musician talking about music as if they know what's up. You know shit. I'm not concerned with pretentious plebs
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>>61935103
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
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>>61935127
Game knows game
You have non.
That's the point.
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>>61933250
tripshit got BTFO
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>>61935127
What a bunch of crap.
That's like saying my high school education in chemistry makes me just as knowledgeable as a university professor.
Piss off pleb
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>>61935187
so you're saying it takes a knowledge of music to understand lyrics?
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People overrated this album because of his death. It's no where near his 70's output.
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>>61935218
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.
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>>61935280
First off, I disagree. Secondly, why wouldn't you consider the context when listening to an album like this? He basically made it as a way of confronting his issues with cancer
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>>61935103
>non writers talking about literature
>non filmmakers talking about films
>non designers talking about fashion
Why is this shit allowed?
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>>61935280
> It's no where near his 70's output.
true, but it's still great
his 70s albums were just extraordinary
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>>61935407
Gee it's almost like people who put real time and effort into something aren't authorities over casual perspectives
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1. Hunky Dory
2. Ziggy Stardust
3. "Heroes"
4. The Next Day
5. Low

Blackstar is great, and the emotional impact is outstanding, but I don't think it will hold up like other Bowie albums.
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>>61935476
putting time and effort into something =/= being actually good at something
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>>61935519
The more you do something (I.e the more time and effort) the better you'll get. That's called practice. Something musicians know a lot about.
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>>61935519
Being a writer =\= being good at writing
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>>61935531
practice wont't save you from mediocrity
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It's not David's best album and it's not his worst either. It's very far from both Ziggy and Heroes, which are his masterpieces, and it's quite far from both Hunky Dory and Low.
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>>61931914
>people being baited by a trip named "poopmaster69"
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>>61935568
Spoken like a true non-musician.
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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.
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>>61935626
spoken like a crappy unknown musician
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>"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
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>>61935684
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
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Station to staaaation
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>unquestionably
No, I question that.
Blackstar has 1 good song(Blackstar). The rest is fairly average, particularly Lazarus.
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>>61935829

Girl Loves Me is god-tier.
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>>61935773
can I have a link to your amazing music, senpai?
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>>61935773
What a flump
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>>61935859
You brought up the who game. Post your well know stuff faggot.
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>>61935935
You claimed to be well know. Looks like you lied.
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>>61935103
Im a musician too but that's a stupid argument

Do I need to be a chef to know when food tastes shitty?
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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.
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>>61935958
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 ;)
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>>61935988
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.
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>>61933310
nope.
1. Aladdin Sane
2. Outside
3. Blackstar
4. Heroes
5. Scary Monsters
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>people spending half this thread arguing over whether practicing something makes you better at it

You guys are retards, all of you.
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>>61936114
The only retard here is the one that thinks practicing doesn't make you better and talking about prose as if it's something to be proud about.
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>>61936091
The worst top 5 list I have seen, congrats
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>>61935097
Since he fucking made a folk rock album in 69?
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Low > Heroes > Station to Station > Hunky Dory > Ziggy > Blackstar > Aladdin Sane > Scary Monsters > the rest
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>>61930811
dd is great i cant even say there:s one bad or average song on that entire album it's alot of fun to listen to
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>>61936010
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>>61936010
anon pls post links to your work
maybe there are greats among us
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>>61930777
Trips say best.
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>>61936091
I bet your favorite song is Sound+Vision
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>>61936222
that's 1 album, numbnuts
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>>61936461
that's still a folk album retard
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>>61936556
yeah, but that's like calling lou reed a noise musician
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>>61932293
>9.5 not got-tier
>all those 10's and 9's
Let me guess, 7 is shit-tier am i rite m8 ? ^__^
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Low is shit, but "Heroes" might be his best. Hunky Dory also deserves mention.

> tfw Lemmy will never play bass for Bowie
> tfw Bowie will never contribute vocals to a Motorhead song
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>>61936688
>Low is shit
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