Diamond Dogs (studio album) by David Bowie

Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 607th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 937 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1974 (9th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (144th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (607th)
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Diamond Dogs is ranked 9th best out of 91 albums by David Bowie on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by David Bowie is The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars which is ranked number 9 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 50,797.

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.2/100, a mean average of 77.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.2.

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75/100
From 11/11/2023 09:53
Compared to a lot of Bowie output, I think of this as a loud and aggressive album and need to be in the right mood to listen to it. My favourite tracks are Diamond Dogs, Rebel Rebel, Rock and Roll With Me and 1984, however I tend to prefer all of side two. I will now put the cat among the pigeons, this album could sit in a Progressive chart along with Genesis, King Crimson and Yes, there I've said it! It has all the ingredients, it is a concept album, it has bizarre cover art, there is Mellotron and Moog, there are several different musical styles. So when I eventually get to construct my Prog Top 100 don't be surprised to see this album wedged between the Prog heavyweights.
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85/100
From 03/16/2023 05:40
This album is one of those where I can clearly picture where I was & what I was doing when I heard (part of) it for the very first time ~ I can feel how I was totally mesmerised by what I heard and felt a fundamental shift in my appreciation for Bowie & the music of the times. The songs (Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing) were played on a late Sunday night on AM radio (turned down low) in early June 1974 as I lay in bed trying to listen while the rest of the family were asleep. Luckily, the radio had a tape recording facility and I taped the songs - which I then replayed over and over until I had enough money to buy the complete album ~ and then to find songs like Diamond Dogs, Rebel Rebel, Rock N Roll With Me; 1984; Big Brother ~ it was like a 'coming of age' album for me and holds a very deep, sweet spot in my journey through modern music. While other Bowie albums rank more highly viz general consensus (& rightfully so), Diamond Dogs holds (& will always hold) a special place for me.
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80/100
From 03/28/2022 20:53
I'm not sure what to think about this album, I really like Rebel Rebel and 1984, these tracks are just awesome and there is a couple of other moments that are great, but as a whole it lacks something.
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75/100
From 02/13/2022 03:41
76.82

Diamond Dogs no me ha impactado como yo esperaba, pero no es un mal disco. Tiene Rebel Rebel, la mejor canción del album y una de las más conocidas de Bowie. Tendrá unas 5 canciones entre sólidas a muy buenas, siendo Rebel Rebel el extremo más cercano a obra maestra. Otras 4 o 3 oscilan entre promedio a decentes. Las últimas 2 son el tema inicial, que se siente como un interludio, pero musicalmente no aporta mucho, y el último tema, Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family, es un reprise. Tampoco aporta tanto, pero es algo disfrutable. Este disco se queda estancado en el sentido de aspirar por competir a entrar al top de los mejores de Bowie. Todavia no acabo su catálogo musical. De hecho, me falta más de la mitad de su discografía, pero por la misma razón de que el camino es aún largo, no me sorprendería si es que se llega a quedar afuera de mi top 10. Aún así, Diamond Dogs es un disco con mucha carisma, la persona de Bowie se encuentra presente, desde la portada. No voy a criticar a Bowie en esta ocasión porque es una leyenda y un genio musical.
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From 01/26/2022 14:09
It's Rebel Rebel, which is one of his best, a couple of other decent songs (1984, Diamond Dogs and Sweet Thing) but the rest is fairly forgettable.
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From 07/30/2021 17:53
My favourite David Bowie album
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85/100
From 01/06/2021 09:09
Possibly Bowie's most underrated album.
Best song(s): Diamond Dogs; Sweet Thing; Candidate; Rebel Rebel; We Are the Dead; 1984
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90/100
From 12/26/2020 07:42
Put the headphones on and try it again...a top 3 Bowie album. His singing was never better.
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85/100
From 10/17/2020 17:12
Glam com pegada de fantasia e revolta, semente do punk e do indie.
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From 05/11/2020 10:05
I don't know why, lots of people live it, but I just can't bring myself to enjoy this album. It does nothing for me even though I'm a huge Bowie fan.
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Best Albums of 1974
1. Red by King Crimson
2. On The Beach by Neil Young
3. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
4. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
5. Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
6. Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
7. Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
8. Here Come The Warm Jets by Brian Eno
9. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
10. A Tábua De Esmeralda by Jorge Ben
11. Queen II by Queen
12. Mirage by Camel
13. Radio City by Big Star
14. Autobahn by Kraftwerk
15. Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan
16. Kimono My House by Sparks
17. Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) by Brian Eno
18. I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight by Richard & Linda Thompson
19. No Other by Gene Clark
20. Country Life by Roxy Music
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