Aladdin Sane (studio album) by David Bowie

Aladdin Sane by David Bowie
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 306th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,190 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1973 (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (80th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (306th)
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Aladdin Sane is ranked 7th best out of 88 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 58,805.

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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: 
83/100 (from 1,190 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 82.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.3.

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5/100
From 03/24/2022 20:28
This is such a great album and for me battles Ziggy for top spot. I remember going to a party in the 70's with that face design done in nail polish. Had to stop on the North Circular for petrol. Was agony to get off the nest day!
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Rating:  
80/100
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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40/100
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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65/100
From 06/18/2021 15:33
a couple of toe tapers. after that? eh
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85/100
From 05/13/2021 17:18
Marco, tanto na imagem quanto no som. O mergulho de Ziggy na América.
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85/100
From 04/25/2021 05:42
I remember the first time I listened to this I was shocked at the heavy rock & 50s vibes I got from it. Has become more interesting and better over time. Amazing!
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Rating:  
80/100
From 01/22/2021 14:15
Super fun album, fits Bowie to the teeth. Still think it is lightly overrated, but I understand the appeal.
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75/100
From 01/06/2021 03:23
Real sold album but just kind of missing something, not sure what it is. Certainly doesn't stack up with the rest of Bowie's work from the 70s.
Best song(s): Aladdin Sane; Drive in Saturday; Time; Jean Genie
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95/100
From 09/10/2020 00:33
My favorite Bowie. Highly under rated. Personal opinion but I prefer the more up tempo tracks on offer like 'Watch that Man' & 'Panic in Detroit'. Fantastic flow throughout. Masterpiece from start to finish
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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
10. Future Days by Can
11. (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) by Lynyrd Skynyrd
12. For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music
13. Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock
14. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
15. Berlin by Lou Reed
16. Closing Time by Tom Waits
17. The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle by Bruce Springsteen
18. Artaud by Pescado Rabioso
19. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath
20. Larks' Tongues In Aspic by King Crimson
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