Let's Dance (studio album) by David Bowie

Let's Dance by David Bowie
Year: 1983
Overall rank: 709th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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75/100 (from 729 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1983 (9th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (107th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (709th)
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Let's Dance is ranked 10th 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 58,627.

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75/100 (from 729 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 13% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.1/100, a mean average of 74.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

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85/100
From 05/02/2022 06:01
Album of the year. 1983
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80/100
From 02/13/2022 04:06
82.5

Lo dejo en un 80 porque después de esas 3 canciones iniciales, el album no repunta, pero por supuesto tiene algunas de las más icónicas de la discografía de Bowie. Modern Love es mi absoluta favorita del album, y de hecho, considero que el album debió llamarse "Modern Love" antes que Let's Dance, porque vamos, también me gusta Let's Dance, cómo no? es una canción agradable, pero se queda corta con Modern Love. No sé, a mí me parece muy superior y es de mis favoritas de Bowie. China Girl y Let's Dance, como mencionaba, también tienen un alto nivel. Después las canciones bajan, quizá repunta un poco en Cat People, pero aún así no alcanza para llenar las expectativas tras esos primeros 3 hitazos. Dicho esto, es un disco sólido de Bowie. Seguramente que pertenece al top 10.
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95/100
From 01/08/2021 06:55
Best Bowie record of the 80's and probably one of his top 5 ever. Way too underrated on this site and just in general.
Best song(s): The entire album
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From 06/11/2020 19:34
Not a big Bowie fan. Like the first few songs, but also skip side B of the LP
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50/100
From 05/11/2020 10:09
I can't resent him for being commercial and enjoying it. The title track is fabulous of course, although the album version is unnecessarily long, and the other singles are good. But I often find I skip the second side. Not awful, but not great.
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55/100
From 02/22/2020 04:24
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85/100
From 12/31/2019 16:56
Great record!
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From 03/09/2019 12:24
Best track: "Modern Love"
Weakest track: "Shake It"
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From 01/24/2019 20:36
Com sofisticação inata Bowie se aproxima do pop vigente.
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From 11/28/2018 22:38
Echoing what everyone else is saying. 3 amazing tracks followed by some of the weakest output of Bowie's career.
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Best Albums of 1983
1. Murmur by R.E.M.
2. Violent Femmes by Violent Femmes
3. Power, Corruption & Lies by New Order
4. Synchronicity by The Police
5. War by U2
6. Speaking In Tongues by Talking Heads
7. Swordfishtrombones by Tom Waits
8. Kill 'Em All by Metallica
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