Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (studio album) by David Bowie

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) by David Bowie
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 353rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 962 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1980 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (45th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (353rd)
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Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) is ranked 8th best out of 83 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 61,333.

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81/100 (from 962 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.2/100, a mean average of 80.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.1.

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From 03/25/2021 17:38
A top 5 Bowie for sure...at a apex of avant garde & more popular.
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From 02/21/2021 14:53
Incrível capacidade do álbum de ser completamente experimental e divertido!
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From 02/12/2021 03:50
A generally successful bridge between the more challenging Berlin trilogy and the high-gloss Let's Dance era.
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From 01/22/2021 14:17
Great album to throw Bowie into the next decade, he was not just the biggest artist of the '70s, he is here to stay!
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From 01/08/2021 06:41
Really solid record, one of Bowie's best from the 80s and probably one of the better new wave albums ever.
Best song(s): Up the Hill Backwards; Scary Monsters; Ashes to Ashes; Fashion
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From 11/21/2020 16:23
Tamthebam nailed it. First 6 tracks are all excellent and uniquely different from each other. Tony Visconti production is a big plus as well. Sounds like sheet metal being banged together. Fripp is along for more guitar weirdness. Not quite as emotionally compelling as Hunky Dory or Ziggy. I'd put it 3rd in Bowies catalogue behind those two albums.
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From 09/14/2020 13:01
Not a milestone album in the Bowie catalogue but it’s as good as anything he ever released. Probably deserves more praise
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40/100
From 05/11/2020 10:06
Ashes to Ashes is a great song, but I find this very hard to listen to.
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85/100
From 03/01/2020 09:31
The best album released in 1980 was appropriately by Bowie the most prolific artist of the 70's. The first 6 tracks are brilliant and then the album tails off, Kingdom Come is the low point and It's No Game Pt.2 is not a patch on Pt.1. Overall though it is a great album and would be the end of Bowie's run of diverse and relevant albums until Outside in 1995.
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From 12/31/2019 16:53
Very good record.
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Best Albums of 1980
1. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
2. Closer by Joy Division
3. Back In Black by AC/DC
4. Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables by Dead Kennedys
5. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) by David Bowie
6. The River by Bruce Springsteen
7. Peter Gabriel III by Peter Gabriel
8. Making Movies by Dire Straits
9. Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
10. Permanent Waves by Rush
11. Pretenders by Pretenders
12. Crazy Rhythms by The Feelies
13. Sandinista! by The Clash
14. Boy by U2
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16. Ace Of Spades by Motörhead
17. Get Happy!! by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
18. Gaucho by Steely Dan
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