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Old 02-19-2008, 04:58 PM   #286
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I know that already. I'm trying to experience pre-Berlin Bowie as much as I can before Low. I figure I can manage two more albums before temptation gives way.
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I might have to put you on the death clock.
I probably deserve it.

It's fun to watch the Three Musketeers go back and forth about Bowie.
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:01 PM   #288
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Bowie has flown into my top three favorite artists in the past month. Originally it was a clear 1-2 with no definitive third top round out the top three. Now it's definitively U2, Springsteen, and Bowie.
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:03 PM   #289
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I'd recommend new listeners check them out in this order, though I wouldn't rank them this way:

Tier 1: Hunky Dory, Ziggy, Low
Tier 2: Aladdin Sane, Station To Station, Diamond Dogs
Tier 3: Man Who Sold The World, Heroes, Scary Monsters
Tier 4: Everything else
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:07 PM   #290
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Of the albums I have so far, I'd rank them:

1. Ziggy Stardust
2. Station to Station
3. Aladdin Sane
4. Hunky Dory
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:11 PM   #291
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1. Station To Station
2. Ziggy Stardust
3. Low
4. Aladdin Sane
5. Diamond Dogs
6. Hunky Dory
7. Reality
8. Young Americans
9. Heroes

Need to listen to Scary Monsters, Outside, Let's Dance, and Man Who Sold The World a bit more to properly rank them. My mom has David Live on vinyl, but I've never listened to it all the way through.
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Did you forget Hunky Dory?
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:14 PM   #293
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Good eye.
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Aladdin Sane doesn't really have those "Wow!" tracks that Ziggy or Station to Station has, but it's unbelievably consistent. Across the board solid.
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I am a huge Aladdin Sane supporter. The first half is superb (actually, first six, since Time is also very good), and the second half has some great moments with some weaker tracks. Let's Spend The Night Together probably should have gone on Pin Ups, and Prettiest Star simply isn't great at all.

But wow...that first half. Title track, Cracked Actor, Panic In Detroit...unbelievable.
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He does one cover on a few albums, and Let's Spend the Night Together rocks, so I'm not complaining.
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I just don't like the original song that much. He does a good job with it, but it breaks up the flow*



*WTF???



Now, Diamond Dogs is something else entirely. Very uneven, with many "WOW" moments. As you already know, Diamond Dogs and Rebel Rebel are superb.
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I have the three most highly rated songs from that album: the title track, Rebel Rebel, and 1984.

I always hear about the Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing trio as well.
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I'd recommend new listeners check them out in this order, though I wouldn't rank them this way:

Tier 1: Hunky Dory, Ziggy, Low
Tier 2: Aladdin Sane, Station To Station, Diamond Dogs
Tier 3: Man Who Sold The World, Heroes, Scary Monsters
Tier 4: Everything else
I can dig that, but would stick Heathen on the 3rd tier, because it warrants mentioning.
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I think Heathen is the best Bowie album since Lodger. And Reality right up there with Scary Monsters.

The 90's are underrated though. Outside is a difficult listen but there are some standout tracks, and Earthling was a very respectable experiment with techno.
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