Young Americans (studio album) by David Bowie

Young Americans
Young Americans by David Bowie
Year: 1975
Overall rank: 909th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 595 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1975 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (203rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (909th)
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David Bowie Photo B/W 10" x 8" Vintage Metallic Print Young Americans 1975
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David Bowie bestography

Young Americans is ranked 12th best out of 77 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 63,590.

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 595 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.4/100, a mean average of 76.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.0.

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60/100
From 06/18/2020 17:28
The three stars are for Fame (written with Lennon). The rest is awful. Young Americans sounds like what it is fake white soul music. And then there's Across the Universe! Never has a Beatles' song of such greatness been reduced to such terrible treatment. Guess the coke was skewering Bowie's judgement.
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From 06/17/2020 03:40
Bowie’s “plastic soul” album not his best but impossible to ignore with the classic tracks Young Americans and Fame. I would also recommend Win and Fascination.
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65/100
From 05/11/2020 10:25
Okay, says the stick thin Bowie, time for a soul album. And as the cultural magpie always does, he achieves it with aplomb. Check out Right along the better known singles. Great stuff, with a young Luther Vandross adding his vocals and influence
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From 12/31/2019 16:56
Cool as ice.
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90/100
From 12/26/2019 18:35
Fantastic
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From 09/22/2019 00:12
Favourite track: "Young Americans"
Least-favourite track: "Across The Universe"
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80/100
From 06/01/2019 17:01
I have to say this album was a bit of a disappointment to me. There are more filler songs than interesting numbers. Luther Vandross, while credited as a co-writer on one tune and a member of the band on the remainder of the album, doesn't shine his soulful influence on the project at all. While this was supposed to be Bowie's Blue-eyed soul album, I don't get much of a soul feel here. Add to all this an absolutely hideous cover of "Across The Universe" where Bowie sounds like he is a male in labor, and this turns out to be quite a let down for me.
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From 10/12/2018 23:55
This hands down is the best Bowie Album. It is one of the rare Bowie albums that is enjoyable beginning to end which is what makes a great album, not just a couple of hits amongst mediocrity, or experimental nonsense.

Solid production work that sounds alive on original vinyl.
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90/100
From 05/25/2018 02:07
I come back to this album every so often, and it gets better and better upon every listen. This album has some very seemingly deep and personal tones and they're displayed so powerfully, this is one of many albums where Bowie proved his amazing range, I can't think of many artists that can do glam, art pop, soul, and electronica within one decade. How anyone (I'm looking at you, Charlie Watts) could doubt this man's musical genius.
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From 02/15/2018 20:24
"Young americans" è un disco di soul bianco che traccia nuove vie al genere ( come quasi sempre accadeva al Bowie dei settanta ) e che è meno rilassato di quanto le sue atmosfere quiete facciano ritenere. Con citazioni, cover e partecipazioni beatlesiane a dargli un'ulteriore patente di credibilità.
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Best Albums of 1975
1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
2. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
4. A Night At The Opera by Queen
5. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
6. Another Green World by Brian Eno
7. Horses by Patti Smith
8. Tonight's The Night by Neil Young
9. Fleetwood Mac (1975) by Fleetwood Mac
10. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
11. Mothership Connection by Parliament
12. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
13. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
14. The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
15. The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan & The Band
16. Young Americans by David Bowie
17. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
18. Zuma by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
19. Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
20. Katy Lied by Steely Dan
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