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Old 11-27-2010, 05:14 PM   #601
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Yes.

All of these wouldn't necessarily make it but they would certainly contend:

Outside
Hallo Spaceboy
Strangers When We Meet

Earthling
Little Wonder

Heathen (I personally think this is in Bowie's Top 5 albums)
Sunday
Slow Burn
Slip Away
5:15 The Angels Have Gone
Heathen (The Rays)

Reality
She'll Drive the Big Car
Fall Dog Bombs the Moon
Bring Me the Disco King (this is definitely in my Top 10 Bowie songs)
Wow, okay. Thanks for not including anything from Hours...

I really like Heathen and Reality, but I don't think that they compare to his first-decade albums. "Disco King" would be the one post-Monsters track that would contend for my top fifteen or twenty Bowie songs list.
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LOVE the fact that the Ashes To Ashes piano part was an influence on the piano in Lemon! my second favourite U2 song and possibly my favourite Bowie song. I love how things turn out to be linked like that.
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Wow, okay. Thanks for not including anything from Hours...

I really like Heathen and Reality, but I don't think that they compare to his first-decade albums. "Disco King" would be the one post-Monsters track that would contend for my top fifteen or twenty Bowie songs list.
Well glad to know I'm not crazy about Disco King. It's a staggering track that doesn't get enough love.

YouTube - Bring Me the Disco King


If he never releases another album, this was one great track to go out on.

I'd love to hear him do a whole album of jazzy stuff. He'd be perfect for it.
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Care to post an example? If you're talking about prog rock, he's not a fan, but Bowie's experimentation wouldn't fall under that anyway.
Bono often uses only the word progressive so it hard to say what all falls under that umbrella term. For example, he called NLOTH art house and dangerously close to being progressive. Nothing on there is near prog rock but parts of it are atmospheric and could, depending on the listener, be perceived as ambient. So I have to conclude that Bono meant that the Eno influence was too great. The atmospheric tracks on NLOTH are far closer to the second half of Low than prog rock.

In any case, this is a silly argument to have.
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Speaking of post-Monsters tracks I think Loving The Alien, Voyeur of Utter Destruction, I'm Deranged and Battle For Britain among others Laz already mentioned would certainly be in my top 20 and many of them in the top 10.
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Wow, okay. Thanks for not including anything from Hours...
I like Thursday's Child and Something in the Air. Does that make me a bad person?
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Bono often uses only the word progressive so it hard to say what all falls under that umbrella term. For example, he called NLOTH art house and dangerously close to being progressive. Nothing on there is near prog rock but parts of it are atmospheric and could, depending on the listener, be perceived as ambient. So I have to conclude that Bono meant that the Eno influence was too great. The atmospheric tracks on NLOTH are far closer to the second half of Low than prog rock.

In any case, this is a silly argument to have.
Bono also has no idea what he's talking about. He's a horrible judge of U2's work and has no idea what the words he uses mean.
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I like Thursday's Child and Something in the Air. Does that make me a bad person?
There's a couple good songs on there but it's definitely one of his weakest albums.
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I like Thursday's Child and Something in the Air. Does that make me a bad person?
Yes, I believe that it does.
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But not as much as being Canadian does.
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I am still not as familiar with this guy's catalogue as I should be. Like, nowhere even close. It's David fucking Bowie, I can't keep going through life with my limited understanding of his body of work.

Of the albums I've heard, I like Ziggy the best. I've seen a lot of talk about it being overrated and what not, but I think it's a fantastic collection of songs. The tunes are just fucking great. It's also the one I'm most familiar with.

I know all of his big hits, of course, but I think, other than Ziggy, the only albums I've heard all the way through are Aladdin Sane and Hunky Dory. I used to have those two on my old computer, but lost them, and will probably have to download them sometime soon. Didn't give either of them enough listens, I know that.

So I have some Bowie work to do. I'm thinking I'm going start with the old self-titled debut and work forward chronologically.
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My only issue with Ziggy, and I do agree it's a great collection of songs, is that it's arguably the most straightforward rock album he's put out, and I prefer him a bit on the experimental side.
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Station to Station is his best album, for my money. Not a weak track on the album, great mixture of a lot of his different sounds.
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Bowie is one of those artists for whom it is extremely difficult to identify a "best" album. Hunky Dory, Ziggy, Aladdin Sane, Station to Station, and Low would all be in the running for me.
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I think Space Oddity is underrated, too. A lot of great tracks are on that one.

I never quite got into Hunky Dory as much as others have. A few too many weak tracks on that one, in my view.
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