Let's Dance (studio album) by David Bowie

Let's Dance
Let's Dance by David Bowie
Year: 1983
Overall rank: 721st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 643 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1983 (10th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (111th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (721st)
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David Bowie Lets Dance Cassette Tape 1983 EMI
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David Bowie NM Japan CP35 1983 CD Let's Dance China Girl Modern Love Cat People
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 3h 50m 20s
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David Bowie NM USA DIDX 238 CD Let's Dance China Girl Modern Love Cat People
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David Bowie bestography

Let's Dance is ranked 10th best out of 75 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 63,996.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 643 votes)
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07/19/2020 11:33 CelticBhoy  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 32171/100

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This album is rated in the top 18% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.9/100, a mean average of 73.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.

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65/100
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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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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55/100
From 03/09/2019 12:24
Best track: "Modern Love"
Weakest track: "Shake It"
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90/100
From 01/24/2019 20:36
Com sofisticação inata Bowie se aproxima do pop vigente.
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75/100
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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60/100
From 09/25/2018 15:52
As an album, this doesn't work too well. The only songs that matters are the three first ones, everyone agrees with that. These were certainly spetacular singles, but as an album, no.
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From 08/16/2018 02:21
Yes it’s 80s dance/pop there’s a reason this was his biggest hit at the time. It’s known for the first 3 songs but this is enjoyable throughout and Cat People is an awesome track.
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70/100
From 02/17/2018 09:40
Ho sempre ritenuto "Let's dance" il primo dei dischi di Bowie a non essere sorretto dal suo genio bensì "solamente" dal suo talento, dalla sua astuzia, dal suo sapere annusare l'aria. Mentre la maggior parte dei suoi album precedenti era carica di contenuti, "Let's dance" si presentava come una, pur bellissima, scatola vuota; un disco dance fin dal titolo, visto tra l'altro che i competitori o le fonti di ispirazione di Bowie nel 1983 non erano più gli Stones o il glam, il funky o i Kraftwerk, Barrett, Berlino o la new wave, bensì Michael Jackson… Vorremmo comunque averli sempre dei prodotti musicali di puro consumo come questo che contengano canzoni come la title track, "Modern love" o "China girl": negli anni successivi nemmeno Bowie sarebbe stato in grado di fornirli…
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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. War by U2
5. Synchronicity by The Police
6. Swordfishtrombones by Tom Waits
7. Speaking In Tongues by Talking Heads
8. Kill 'Em All by Metallica
9. The Final Cut by Pink Floyd
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