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

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) by David Bowie
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 378th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 903 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1980 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (49th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (378th)
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Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) is ranked 8th best out of 75 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 63,975.

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81/100 (from 903 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 81.0/100, a mean average of 80.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.

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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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90/100
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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80/100
From 03/09/2019 12:26
Favourite track: "Ashes To Ashse"
Least-liked track: "Kingdom Come"
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75/100
From 09/16/2018 19:41
This is Bowie, always experimenting new things, ln this one he is trying to get the hang of New Wave,and sucessfully entered the 80s decade with a strange album. "Ashes to Ashes" is a gift obviously.
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85/100
From 02/17/2018 13:03
In piena New Wave Bowie ne offre un versione al solito originale e grandiosa, sorretto dalla chitarra di Robert Fripp: il lato A del disco è assolutamente perfetto, tra le sue cose migliori. Il lato B è invece si bello, ma normale, cosa che Bowie non era fino a quel momemto mai stato...
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From 10/19/2017 06:54


this is a creative masterpiece

not a weak track

underatted
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From 09/02/2017 19:57
Overall Bowie's best album. There are no bad tracks, all of them are very interesting and unique. Teenage Wildlife is a standout track. The vocals are interesting, and Davids voice was the best it had ever been in 1980. Simply put, the best David Bowie.
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90/100
From 08/23/2017 17:48
A slightly underrated record. 'It's No game (no. 1)' sticks out to me because of how completely unhinged and deranged it is.
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80/100
From 07/19/2017 21:30
Bowie's last GREAT album, even though he did some good work later as well (Heathen..)
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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. Crazy Rhythms by The Feelies
12. Pretenders by Pretenders
13. Sandinista! by The Clash
14. Boy by U2
15. Get Happy!! by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
16. Heaven And Hell by Black Sabbath
17. Ace Of Spades by Motörhead
18. Sound Affects by The Jam
19. Iron Maiden by Iron Maiden
20. Dirty Mind by Prince
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