Aladdin Sane (album) by David Bowie

Aladdin Sane
Aladdin Sane by David Bowie
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 299th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,055 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1973 (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (76th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (299th)
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Aladdin Sane is ranked 7th 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 63,150.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,055 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 82.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 82.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.5.

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75/100
From 05/09/2020 21:32
I actually think many Bowie fans underrate Aladdin Sane. I think it's incredibly consistent, and the title track and Time are as good as any 70s songs he wrote.
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85/100
From 02/22/2020 05:08
This man is unbelievable
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From 12/31/2019 16:53
Nice record.
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80/100
From 11/24/2019 16:05
This album has the best piano ever in the title track as played by Mike Garson - if it's jazz then I take back all I said about jazz.
I do like the softer tracks on the album like Lady Grinning Soul and Time, but also a nod to the excellent Jean Genie. However poor choice (and delivery) with the Rolling Stone's cover of Let's Spend The Night Together. Also think the production on things like Watch That Man are a bit dull.
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70/100
From 06/19/2019 16:33
Really good album. Early 70's Bowie is the best Bowie.
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90/100
From 12/13/2018 04:27
A mostly straight ahead rock album with tracks such as Watch That Man, Panic In Detroit, Cracked Actor, Lets Spend The Night Together, The Jean Genie some experimental with a touch of campiness. This is another essential Bowie album.
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80/100
From 11/19/2018 22:43
I keep changing my view on this album, sometimes I think it’s ok and other times I think it’s pretty good. Musicianship is very good,and their is a theatrical touch to some of the songs.
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100/100
From 09/09/2018 16:08
Ziggy in America! As Bowie himself told us. Bowie very influenced on this album by The Stones. Lady Grinning Soul is an underrated classic. Deserves more attention. Drive in Saturday and Jean Genie are great singles. Again Mick Ronson deserves a lot of credit for his contributions. A hugely enjoyable album with an iconic cover.
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70/100
From 07/03/2018 20:18
It lacks overall originality and attitude of his previous albums, still "Lady Grining Soul" is an underrated gem.
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80/100
From 03/14/2018 00:55
I'm a big Bowie fan and weirdly never paid attention to this album. Weirdly and wrongly! It has a mega rock sound! And Mike Garson killing it!
Also the production is great and the songs are well crafted.
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Best Albums of 1973
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
3. Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
4. Selling England By The Pound by Genesis
5. Quadrophenia by The Who
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
7. Raw Power by Iggy And The Stooges
8. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
9. Aladdin Sane by David Bowie
10. Future Days by Can
11. (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) by Lynyrd Skynyrd
12. Berlin by Lou Reed
13. For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music
14. Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock
15. The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle by Bruce Springsteen
16. Closing Time by Tom Waits
17. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
18. Larks' Tongues In Aspic by King Crimson
19. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath
20. Artaud by Pescado Rabioso
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