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Young Americans (album) by David Bowie 

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Young Americans
Young Americans by David Bowie (1975)
Overall rank: 1,039th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 497 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1975 (17th)
Top albums of the 1970s (234th)
Best albums of all time (1,039th)

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Young Americans is ranked 13th best out of 62 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 16 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 91,385.

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From JimmyTwosheds 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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From PaperVinnie 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 Sandrof1969 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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From PaperVinnie 01/31/2018 15:24
I was expecting a little more from this album than what I got, but it's still pretty great. The first 3 tracks and Fame are all fantastic songs, and the others aren't bad too, but on first listen it feels like it loses some momentum. Overall a great album, Bowie proved he can do more than just glam on this one.
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From elhenzo 01/05/2018 06:27
This is not the best Bowie album, but it is not the worst. The fact that it is so low is a bit sad; it is an essential listen for anyone who likes Bowie or funk music.
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From HoldenM 12/21/2017 18:31
Bowie's foray into soul is... fine. Some highlights, but a lot of filler for such a short album.
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From authorunknown 08/01/2017 11:09
The only 70s album by DB where I don't Love Every song. Eg Right & Fascination are not great. Title track amazing though.
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From Azbest2000 08/01/2017 09:40
Very pleasant, so soulful.
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From larryrrr 05/01/2017 23:31
Yes, this is my favorite David Bowie album, which is probably a little strange. I just think the beauty of the songs never flags. Every track has a beauty and emotional appeal for me, without any of them becoming sentimental. I love that the album is somewhat about a kind of music, like a tribute, but at the same time masters it so well. The songs are so perfectly crafted and David Bowie's vocals and lyrics are a perfect mix of cool, pained and sincere. He seems to use his full vocal range and the sax lines are indispensable to the album's addicting sound. There's a great balance of yearning and euphoria. For me, most Bowie albums have an experiment or two that doesn't quite work out, although the tracks that do work always shine bright enough to distract from the flaws. This one is almost flawless, with the possible exception of the "Across the Universe" cover, although I like that well enough not to skip it. I doubt I'll ever tire of this album.
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From garycottier 05/08/2016 19:33
David Bowie's 'plastic soul' record. Young Americans was Bowie's most commercial sounding to date, but the songs were still as interesting as ever. The title track is superb, one of Bowie's all time greatest songs, but I would say that is the only truly great song here. Still, there are other good tracks, win, fascination, and, somebody up there likes me,are all good, fame, though, is okay, a bit boring in my opinion. Still, the only weak track is rather ordinary cover of The Beatles, across the universe. Another very good Bowie LP, another look, another sound.
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