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The best album by David Bowie is The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars which is ranked number 18 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 71,855.

David Bowie is ranked number 6 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 181,117.

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David Bowie best albums

The following albums by David Bowie are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,713 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:71,941
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,945 votes)
Comments: 182 comments
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2.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:981 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:31,149
Rank in 1970s15Overall Rank:53
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,296 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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3.

LowUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1977Appears in:785 charts
Rank in 1977:4Rank Score:25,770
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:72
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,079 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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4.

Station To StationUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1976Appears in:448 charts
Rank in 1976:4Rank Score:10,434
Rank in 1970s52Overall Rank:206
Average Rating:  84/100 (718 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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5.

"Heroes"United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1977Appears in:387 charts
Rank in 1977:11Rank Score:7,261
Rank in 1970s80Overall Rank:294
Average Rating:  82/100 (747 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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6.

Aladdin SaneUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1973Appears in:343 charts
Rank in 1973:9Rank Score:6,447
Rank in 1970s90Overall Rank:325
Average Rating:  82/100 (649 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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7.

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1980Appears in:324 charts
Rank in 1980:5Rank Score:5,263
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:393
Average Rating:  81/100 (528 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:223 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:4,188
Rank in 1970s119Overall Rank:477
Average Rating:  79/100 (480 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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The Man Who Sold The WorldUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1970Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1970:29Rank Score:2,579
Rank in 1970s184Overall Rank:754
Average Rating:  78/100 (457 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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10.

Space OddityUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 1969:22Rank Score:2,418
Rank in 1960s81Overall Rank:795
Average Rating:  74/100 (427 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Overall band rank: 6

This may not be a complete discography for David Bowie. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

David Bowie best tracks

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1.Life On Mars?
(from the album Hunky Dory)
 93/100 (584 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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2.Heroes
(from the album "Heroes")
 93/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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3.Space Oddity
(from the album Space Oddity)
 92/100 (450 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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4.Starman
(from the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars)
 92/100 (615 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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5.Ziggy Stardust
(from the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars)
 92/100 (596 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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6.Ashes To Ashes
(from the album Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps))
 91/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.Five Years
(from the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars)
 91/100 (505 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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8.Lazarus
(from the album Blackstar)
 91/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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9.Moonage Daydream
(from the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars)
 91/100 (471 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.Changes
(from the album Hunky Dory)
 91/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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11.Blackstar
(from the album Blackstar)
 91/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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12.Suffragette City
(from the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars)
 90/100 (516 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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13.Space Oddity
(from the album Changesbowie)
 90/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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14.Heroes
(from the album Changesbowie)
 90/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.Rock & Roll Suicide
(from the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars)
 90/100 (438 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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16.The Man Who Sold The World
(from the album The Man Who Sold The World)
 89/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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17.Sound And Vision
(from the album Low)
 89/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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18.Ashes To Ashes
(from the album Changesbowie)
 89/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Oh! You Pretty Things
(from the album Hunky Dory)
 89/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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20.Station To Station
(from the album Station To Station)
 88/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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David Bowie ratings

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90/100 (from 393 votes)
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From souplipton 09/04/2016 21:26
David Bowie was a genius, and one who was uniquely difficult to pin down. He reinvented himself every 5 years or less, creating one the most diverse catalogs in the history of rock music. His music was always different, but very importantly, this wasn't Bowie adjust to the styles of the days, this was always Bowie adjusting the styles to his own vision, or occasionally creating the styles of the day. His understanding of the power of image led him to be an icon for more than just his music, but to me, he will always be a god for his ability to push every boundary, and not be contained by what was expected of him. His music was always incredible and never stale, a rare combination in music. He was a true rock god, one of the few.
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From nitomano 08/24/2016 13:57
Un genio musical que siempre supo reinventarse hasta el final
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From ricco94 07/02/2016 14:08
He was huge in the 70s, I'm not a big fan of his work in the 80s, but he never made bad. A great artist
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From WideAwake38 05/10/2016 16:30
I always thought the two most underrated songwriters ever are Alice Cooper and David Bowie. Bowie was a genius.
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From 100IDream 05/02/2016 13:31
I'm ably one of the few that is less into the songsongs like 'Ashes to Ashes', but Hunky Dory and Ziggy are among the greatest albums ever released. His style of music, including his songwriting and voice, was so ahead of its time. Personal favourite tracks are Life On Mars and Ziggy Stardust.
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From DeusExMackia 04/07/2016 21:22
I've decided to rewrite my comment on Bowie, mainly because since his passing, I've been through his discography a few times and re-realised just how good an artist he really was.

This is a man who had a quality that no other artist I've yet to hear has possessed. I'm not quite what it is, but I think it's a combination of exceptional attention to detail, careful control of the effect on the audience, personal experimentation, synethesising of different genres and most importantly, bold, defiant and fantastic showmanship. This allowed him to take on so many different styles of music and leave a constant mark of unity that distinguished his work.

The man himself is interesting as the music, and they so regularly came together with his different personas that the sound of his music seemed to embody the character he was conveying. The reflections of himself that built each of those characters were fantastic; the Thin White Duke reflecting his struggles with fame and drugs; Ziggy Stardust embodying the weird and brilliant rock star he was seen as at the time; Berlin Bowie showing his return to normality and search for himself. I could write pages and pages on each of them.

Perhaps most important is that Bowie was always constantly putting maximum effort into what he did. He was enthusiastic and passionate about all of his music and his image, and it shows. I have no doubts in saying that the majority of Bowie's work deserves to be considered as some of the best music that will ever be written; looking at his impact on pop culture alone is enough to justify that, and that's before how many other artists were influenced by him.

In this regard, David Bowie is, simply put, the greatest recording artist of all time. Now, of course, that's a personal opinion and could be challenged by a number of other artists. In fact, truth be told, no one really holds that place. But if I had to put one above the rest, it would be him. Not just for the personal love I have for him and his music, but for the fact that if you were to erase his existence, I couldn't imagine the world being anything like what it is today.
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From Gerard1968 02/19/2016 16:50
Did you know that Dave invented Connect Four? Ummm?
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From Wingman 02/12/2016 22:22
If we look at his whole discography,he doesn't deserve the rating i have decide to give his artistry,but that's not the point. The point is that he is perhaps the greatest "showman" in music,over acts like Michael Jackson and a few other contenders. He displayed so much charisma and at the same time zaniness,that it's pretty much impossible not to adore him. Not to mention that his records from the beginning of the 70s to 1983 are remarkable in their diversity,influentially and most of all greatness. His music will continue to influence modern artist and will definitely still have an impact. To put it simply,he's a legend,a hero.
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From junodog4 01/20/2016 03:58
My kid is going to sleep everynight listening to David Bowie lulabye versions... One can only hope she discovers him before I did. RIP David Jones.
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From nutso42 01/12/2016 02:53
Dang it.
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