Aladdin Sane (studio album) by David Bowie

Aladdin Sane by David Bowie
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 304th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,275 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 (304th)
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Aladdin Sane is ranked 7th best out of 92 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 50,186.

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,275 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 82.6/100, a mean average of 81.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.6.

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75/100
From 02/16/2023 00:22
This is definitely a step down from what Bowie released previously but it still has a lot you can enjoy on here. There is never a dull record when it comes to Bowie as he always gives us something to enjoy as he is just so good at entertaining. On here we have classics such as The Jean Genie, Drive-In Saturday and the title track bulking up the release as well as a few more which are pretty good. Instrumentally, it is varied, diverse and interesting which means there is plenty to keep you engaged. Despite this, there are some weak cuts with the obvious one being the cover as it just sucks me out of the album every time I hear it. Overall, this isn't my favourite Bowie album but it is fun to revisit it every now and again.
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From 12/26/2022 09:47
Aladdin Sane is an album that I've found a little hard to review. Like its predecessor, "Ziggy Stardust" the album has received classic status, but although there are many fine tracks on "AS", I don't think the album reaches level of its predecessor.
The album contains some fine straight ahead rockers like the opening track "Watch That Man", which is reminiscent of both Chuck Berry and "Suffragette City" from "ZS" The album's strongest, though, is "The Jean Genie", which was also one of two big hits. "Panic in Detroit" and "Cracked Actor" are more in T-Rex style, and certainly among the more memorable numbers.

Among the more melodic tracks "Drive in Saturday" is a favourite, a song that could well have fitted into Ziggy Stardust and also the album's second big hit.

Title track "Alladin Sane" is definitely also one of the most exciting numbers, unfortunately, it may appear a bit longwinded and the crooked piano and saxophone solos are not easily grasped. Ballads "Time" and "The Grinning Soul" are both okay, but not really that memorable.

"The prettiest Star" is a little Musichallish, and basically just weary. "Let's Spend the Night Together" is a completely unnecessary copy of one Rolling Stones' weaker hits.

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95/100
From 12/07/2022 00:22
very good album with novel and entertaining songs, although i've heard better from Bowie.
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80/100
From 09/06/2022 17:08
Solid but not one of my favorites from Bowie
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85/100
From 06/01/2022 09:27
Great all the way, Cracked Actor and the title track are my 2 favourite
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From 03/06/2022 10:33
Good album, but not my favorite by him, there are some really good tracks like title track, Panic In Detroit, Time, The Jean Genie. But Let's Spend The Night Together is quite annoying.
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From 02/11/2022 18:56
First four tracks are great, then the album falls off a cliff for me. Not sure what all the fuss is about with Jean Genie. Highlights are the piano on the title track, and Watch That Man.
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90/100
From 01/23/2022 21:24
Not the most acclaimed album from his discography, but i prefer, by far, this kind of Bowie rather the Heroes one (tastes are tastes...). The title track i believe is one of the peaks of his whole discography.
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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. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
8. Raw Power by Iggy And The Stooges
9. Aladdin Sane by David Bowie
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12. For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music
13. Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock
14. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
15. Closing Time by Tom Waits
16. Berlin by Lou Reed
17. The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle by Bruce Springsteen
18. Artaud by Pescado Rabioso
19. Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye
20. Catch A Fire by The Wailers
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