Best Of Bowie (compilation album) by David Bowie

Best Of Bowie by David Bowie
(Compilation album)
Year: 2002
Overall rank: 6,472nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 198 votes)
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Award Top albums of 2002 (130th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (1,189th)
Award Best albums of all time (6,472nd)
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David Bowie bestography

Best Of Bowie is ranked 24th 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 57,361.

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83/100 (from 198 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 81.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.3.

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From 01/08/2022 14:04
I'm a big Bowie fan and love each of his era's (although mid 80's to 90's was a bit challenging) and love all the songs here - although note the different track lists available. I wondered how a casual listener feels about the diverse style of the album - that must be a bit of a challenge
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From 08/07/2018 11:43
Stella compilation
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From 04/06/2017 15:59
Actually, this is just a favorite songs comp. However, the set was released in 21 different regions with 21 different track listings (and there were also single and double disc versions for many regions). The track listings were determined based on which Bowie songs were most popular in each of the 21 regions. So a Best of Bowie purchased in Chile would be different from one purchased in Germany, because, apparently, Chileans like different Bowie songs than Germans. The track listing here is the UK and Europe 2 disc version. My version (US 2 disc) has Moonage Daydream on it (among other differences).
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From 07/10/2016 19:39
An excellent overview. In response to yeyemy34, moonage daydream, was not a single. It's a singles compilation, not a favourite songs album. You can't complain with the quality of songs. Brilliantly entertaining.
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From 03/27/2016 12:58
How many compilation albums do we really need from David Bowie?
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From 01/03/2014 18:50
The best of Bowie, does what it says on the tin
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From 03/11/2013 02:20
Bowie is a hit and miss for me. Young Americans, Golden Years, Heroes, Ashes to Ashes, Fashion, Modern Love, This is Not America, and Blue Jean just don't do it for me. Maybe it is because of the whole 80s not being my thing, thing. The rest is amazing. Space Oddity, Changes, Fame, Under Pressure, and I'm Afraid of Americans are my fav of his best of stuff.
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From 03/10/2013 09:59
I guess this is a deluxe version or something, as Spotify version has 20 songs, and a different listing.
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From 05/13/2012 21:15
Decided to pick this up to nab some of his well-known non-album and soundtrack-only songs. Also I don't have the album Space Oddity was on so that alone made it a worthy buy. Worth it if you want an okay beginner's guide to Bowie.
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