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Old 04-25-2013, 01:38 PM   #41
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It's a shame that our excitement before the album didn't translate once it was released.
Speak for yourself, buddy.
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Holy fucking shit there has to be a higher score than 10/10 for Station to Station. This shit takes it to 11.

This is what happens when you set one of your favorite albums on the shelf for a couple of years and come back to it. Not one bad track. Not one less than stellar track.

It's not the side effects of the cocaine. I'm thinking that it must be love.
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Ehh, there's only six songs and one of them is a cover.

It's brilliant, but slight compared to some of Bowie's more comprehensive works.
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I have no idea what this means. "Not as canonized as Ziggy?" The dictionary definition certainly can't be applied to an album with his grandest compositions. And not comprehensive? Its sequencing is awesome, giving the album a sense of unity (each side closing with a killer ballad). It swings, it contemplates, it vomits everywhere. Perfect album.
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Station to Station is "slight"? That's just about as close as you can get to being objectively wrong.

The only reason it's not the Bowie album I come back to most is because it's quite cold and distant, which is what Thin White Duke was. It's brilliant. That last part of the title track is better than like 99% of dance music released since.
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"Golden Years" isn't cold and distant in my book.
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Nor Stay. That guitar cooks.
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Sorry, you take away the cover and you have a 32 minute album. That's what I meant by "slight".

I also said it's a great album.

I never said Ziggy was better. But I think Low, Hunky Dory, and Aladdin Sane (for starters) are greater works.
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Why take away the cover? His interpretation is radically different from Nina Simone's and comes close to supplanting it as the definitive take.
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I didn't even know it was a cover, so that kind of sours that argument. It's incredible, so I don't see why you'd take it away either.

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Nor Stay. That guitar cooks.
As awesome as they both are, neither grab me emotionally like Heroes, Lady Stardust, Five Years, New Career, Crashing in the Same Car, Life on Mars
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Plus you've got the fact he was so strung out on coke he doesn't even remember making the album. That alone is pretty fucking crazy.
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A remarkable performance of Five Years from those heady days:

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Doesn't really explode at the end, but still mesmerising.

As is this, from the related videos

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Watch David Bowie's Bloody, Religious "The Next Day" Video, Starring Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard | News | Pitchfork
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Is anyone still listening to the new one? It kinda faded fast for me
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Also, I only recently realized how much I like this song

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Is anyone still listening to the new one? It kinda faded fast for me
Cobbler asked that question like a week ago.

The answer is still yes.
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Oh, I don't read what anyone writes. I noticed Lemel just wrote something. Wonder what it said
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It's odd to me that I just found out they were filming this last night and then BAM there it is! Thanks, Cobbo.
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Affirmative.
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Hahaha I just watched the video. Holy shit.

I'm going to do the air punches from now on when I sing this song, for sure.

Does anyone get the impression from everything about this album that Bowie doesn't like the pedestal he's been put on?
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