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Bowie's Greatest LP [32 vote(s)]

1967 - David Bowie
0.0%
1969 - Space Oddity
0.0%
1970 - The Man Who Sold the World
3.1%
1971 - Hunky Dory
18.8%
1972 - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
9.4%
1973 - Aladdin Sane
12.5%
1973 - Pin Ups
0.0%
1974 - Diamond Dogs
6.3%
1975 - Young Americans
3.1%
1976 - Station to Station
3.1%
1977 - Low
6.3%
1977 - Heroes
3.1%
1979 - Lodger
3.1%
1980 - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
9.4%
1983 - Let's Dance
6.3%
1984 - Tonight
0.0%
2002 - Heathen
3.1%
2003 - Reality
0.0%
2013 - The Next Day
3.1%
2016 - Blackstar
9.4%


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Haven't had a poll for a while, and as The Laughing Gnome would obviously be the greatest single, it's harder to pin down the greatest album.

Choose all your favourites!



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Ive voted, but asi don't have all of them it's a bit of an unfair vote. I really should listen to the whole lot first... Now there's an idea.

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I voted for Hunky Dory.  Most of them up to Let's Dance are candidates(Bowie pun!) but choosing just one is really difficult.I think I could just as easily  have chosen Scary Monsters, which has always managed to sound really modern and ahead of it's time, paradoxically.

In general Bowie had lots of great songs, but there was  a fair share of fillers on the albums too. More ladders than snakes though!smile



-- Edited by noelindublin on Tuesday 26th of January 2016 02:43:53 PM

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noelindublin wrote:

I voted for Hunky Dory.  Most of them up to Let's Dance are candidates(Bowie pun!) but choosing just one is really difficult.


 You can choose as many as you like.  I chose six.



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Not after you've voted, well you don't seem to be able to.

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In no particular order have gone for TMWSTW, Hunky Dory, Ziggy, Aladdin, Low, Heathen and Blackstar.

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Jules wrote:

Not after you've voted, well you don't seem to be able to.


 Let me know the others you want to vote for and I'll add them in.



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noelindublin wrote:

In general Bowie had lots of great songs, but there was  a fair share of fillers on the albums too.


From Hunky Dory to Scary Monsters, I can't think of any filler, all were pretty solid LPs.  Let's Dance possibly has a couple of filler tracks on the flip side, but was still OK.  Pre-Hunky Dory and post-Let's Dance there was sometimes more filler than LP! 



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Hunky Dory, Scary Monsters and Let's Dance. Please . Already did Aladdin Sane.

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Jules wrote:

Hunky Dory, Scary Monsters and Let's Dance. Please . Already did Aladdin Sane.


 Done.



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Was not really a big fan. But for me the stand out Album was Scary monsters And Super Creeps. Did think Ashes to ashes' was one of his best singles



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ArrGee wrote:
noelindublin wrote:

In general Bowie had lots of great songs, but there was  a fair share of fillers on the albums too.


From Hunky Dory to Scary Monsters, I can't think of any filler, all were pretty solid LPs.  Let's Dance possibly has a couple of filler tracks on the flip side, but was still OK.  Pre-Hunky Dory and post-Let's Dance there was sometimes more filler than LP! 


 'Fillers' was probably the wrong word.But on Hunky Dork, for example,  Eight Line Poem and Fill Your Heart are not exactly classics imho.

Breaking Glass on Low is rubbish and less than 2 minutes long, compared to the live version from Stage 1978, a much better version used on the greatest hits.

I really like Letter To Hermione and Memory of a Free Festival from the eponymous album from 1969. Not even sure now if Honky Dory is the best Bowie album?



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ArrGee wrote:
Jules wrote:

Hunky Dory, Scary Monsters and Let's Dance. Please . Already did Aladdin Sane.


 Done.


 Great, thanks. 



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You can get all his albums/cds at a well known store all going for a fiver even the greatest hits double cd. Which  even If you are not really into Bowie. Is a must have   



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manatthetop wrote:

You can get all his albums/cds at a well known store all going for a fiver even the greatest hits double cd. Which  even If you are not really into Bowie. Is a must have   


You can get them for £2 (or less) at our local charity shops.  Well I got the double Best Of for that a few weeks ago.  If you are lucky, you can get the Rykodisc versions which have a number of rarities and for good measure sound far better than most of the EMI remasters.  I always check out Bowie CDs

http://bowiesongs.tumblr.com/post/29565725664/a-bowie-rykodiscography

All of the Bowie LPs (from Hunky Dory to Scary Monsters) I had back in the day were on tape thanks to Woolworths having a tape sale in the early 1980s with them all for 50p each.  The Scary Monsters one had the wrong recording on it and sounded more like John Denver!   The only proper LPs from that era I have are Lodger and Let's Dance; my copy of Ziggy is a 180g reissue. I did latterly buy them all on CD, but sadly not all the Rykodiscs.

Anyway, here's a nice little Bowie bargain for less than £2 on eBay, which has the track "Some Are" available nowhere else... (well except on the Rykodiscs) 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/I-Select-Bowie-The-Mail-On-Sunday-Newspaper-12-Track-Promo-CD-Free-UK-Post-/121877212629?hash=item1c6072add5:g:XhEAAOSwbqpTtZyJ



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