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Old 11-20-2008, 05:44 PM   #511
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Haha I have to agree somewhat. I think I only included AB & JT from U2. There is just too much competition from other music to include anything more... in my humblest of opinions.

Seriously Zoots? But isn't Pop your favorite album?
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purple Rain Is Okay But I Don't Get The Mass Hysteria Over It.
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Purple Rain is okay but I don't get the mass hysteria over it.
It's sexy, man. I thought you of all people would appreciate that.

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Seriously Zoots? But isn't Pop your favorite album?
I like it a lot, too, but not enough to see it on a Top 100 or anything, I think Zoots agrees with that, too.
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Elton John and The Smiths need to appear someplace.
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Which burns worst for you Axver?

"Fix You"? "Kiss"? Or the sun?
The sun has NOTHING on Kiss.
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2 out of 5 ain't bad, I guess.

You should get Al Neri to take him fishing some time.
I'm thinking about it. I've about had it with people complaining about my musical tastes.

I think he said something like, "At least I don't listen to U2, David Bowie, and Explosions in the Sky constantly" one time. The first two were kind of true at the time, but at no point did I overplay EITS. I don't know how he got that one.
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Elton John and The Smiths need to appear someplace.
This isn't Interference's Bottom 100 Albums of All Time, though.
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Ian McCulloch the U2 fan:
"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
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#28 - David Bowie - Station To Station



Allow the Three Musketeers their moment. This is fucking awesome.

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I can't believe the 5 star reviews this album gets. (Well, it probably deserves it more than Yoko Ono and Syd Barrett's albums, which also get mostly 5 stars.) "Golden Years" is an excellent track, one of Bowie's best (wa-wa-wa).. The title track is pretty catchy too. But the rest of it is just depressing, dull songs with little of the originality that marked his Hunky Dory/ Ziggy / Aladdin Sane era. He just ran out of ideas I guess. I can believe he doesn't remember making this album - he sounds detached and bored with it all.

I've never considered David Bowie a GREAT vocalist, it's a testament to the quality of his Ziggy-era songs that you don't notice his vocals are a bit thin and weak, and need lots of echo and studio effects to thicken them up. And the songs on this album are more vehicles for an accomplished vocalist than a simple singer-songwriter. I'll give him credit for improving his voice and learning good singing techniques - the vocals here are certainly more accomplished than those on his earlier albums. But it's not enough to save this lot of songs. I guess it all depends on what matters more to you, the quality of the song itself, or the vocalist's ability. If you like the first, get Ziggy Stardust. If the latter matters more, get this album.
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I never understood why listeners love this album so much. "Station to Station" is so repetitive and way too long for nothing. It's just not a great song I think. The decadent disco "Golden Years" is nice, "Word on a Wing" is a good ballad but there is something fake in David's singing. I'm not touched. Then comes "TVC15" which sounds to me like "Golden Years" part 2 with same handclaps and decorative Doo-Wop singing. In part 1, it was "Wap-wap-wap"; in part 2, it's Ho-ho-ho-ho... After that arrives "Stay", which is almost a perfect copy of the funky remix of "John, I'm only dancing". I would maybe like this song if I could just forget the model. Finally comes "Wild Is the Wind", an interesting cover of the standard, but it doesn't erase the previous reservations...
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My three U2 albums in the top fifty were JT, UF, and Boy.
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Seriously Zoots? But isn't Pop your favorite album?
No. Achtung and JT are.

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It's sexy, man. I thought you of all people would appreciate that.
lol.
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Station to MOTHERFUCKING Station, ladies and gentlemen.

My all-time number one comes in at 28. Could have done a lot worse.
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The sun has NOTHING on Kiss.
Daaaaaaayyyyyum.

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I'm thinking about it. I've about had it with people complaining about my musical tastes.

I think he said something like, "At least I don't listen to U2, David Bowie, and Explosions in the Sky constantly" one time. The first two were kind of true at the time, but at no point did I overplay EITS. I don't know how he got that one.
Maybe the sounds coming from the speakers were so majestic and triumphant that he thought it was going on longer that it truly was.

Can he do things? Is he smaht?

(My film class just wrapped up watching Part I and II today, so it's been in the daily film quote rotation for a few weeks)
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Nice to see Bowie's best album place in the top thirty, even though it missed the cut for my own list.
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