Aladdin Sane (studio album) by David Bowie

Aladdin Sane
Aladdin Sane by David Bowie
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 316th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,133 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1973 (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (84th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (316th)
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Aladdin Sane is ranked 7th best out of 81 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 62,813.

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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 1,133 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 82.7/100, a mean average of 82.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.0.

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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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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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75/100
From 09/09/2020 19:24
The Jean Genie Strikes again! Rating (79.50)
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70/100
From 06/22/2020 17:53
Some excellent tracks : Panic in Detriot, Aladdin Sane, Drive in Saturday but also a terrible version of Let's Spend the Night together and more too much 50s retread as in the Prettiest Star. Good album but no Ziggy.
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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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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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11. (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) by Lynyrd Skynyrd
12. Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock
13. Berlin by Lou Reed
14. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
15. For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music
16. Closing Time by Tom Waits
17. The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle by Bruce Springsteen
18. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath
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