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The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (album) by David Bowie 

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The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie (1972)
Overall rank: 19th   Overall chart history
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89/100 (from 1,474 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1972 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 1970s (5th)
Top 20 albums of all time (19th)

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The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars is ranked as the best album by David Bowie.

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From snavels93 06/16/2015 09:05
Bowie's best!
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From mrfloosak 06/12/2015 22:07
Bowie's best. Nothing else came close! Art rock made accessible! Ronson is underated and Bowie was never the same without him!
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From Ezmoney 05/28/2015 23:14
Why I ignored this for so long I don't know
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From ButterThumbz 05/18/2015 10:33
Ziggy, an alien sex Jesus, has rather upsetting news about the world coming to an end. For some reason he has to sing his doom-laden message but all the kids go on the rampage because there's nowhere to plug his guitar in. Anyway, there's some good news, a starman is coming who can sort it all out. Unfortunately, when he arrives he can't help because he's made of antimatter. Ziggy gets torn apart by a black hole and all the young dudes live happily ever after... or something. It's great, you'll love it!
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From RobertChristgau 05/09/2015 18:42
In its own way, this is audacious stuff right down to the stubborn wispiness of its sound, and Bowie's actorly intonations add humor and shades of meaning to the words. Which are often witty and rarely precious, offering an unusually candid and detailed vantage on the rock star's world. Admittedly, for a long time I wondered who cared, besides lost kids for whom such access feels like privilege. The answer is, someone like Bowie--a middlebrow fascinated by the power of a highbrow-lowbrow form.

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From Mez123 04/30/2015 22:39
His Masterpiece & an album for the ages. Mez
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From motogp1988 04/09/2015 00:37
One of the best albums made by anyone. Could never understand why Bowie didn't include 'Velvet Goldmine' on this though.
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From halloallesgoed 04/01/2015 16:49
so much creativity. The first time I listened to this I felt like all the songs were kind of fun, but i wondered how long they would stay that way and the feeling only grew. My father has so many Bowie albums like hunky dory, heroes, aladdin sane, even let's dance, but this one is missing. Urrgh.
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From Gionzi 03/25/2015 19:46
A genial concept album. Many genres in an only LP
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From Gionzi 03/07/2015 13:59
a great album!! everyone should listen to!
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