David Bowie (Space Oddity) (studio album) by David Bowie

David Bowie (Space Oddity) by David Bowie
Year: 1969
Overall rank: 745th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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75/100 (from 746 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1969 (22nd)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (80th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (745th)
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David Bowie (Space Oddity) is ranked 11th best out of 83 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 61,317.

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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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This album is rated in the top 24% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.6/100, a mean average of 74.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.7.

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From 01/05/2021 23:23
Bowie's true first album creative and stylistically.

Best song(s): Space Oddity; Letter to Hermione; Cygnet Committee; God Knows I'm Good; Memory of a Free Festival
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85/100
From 12/26/2020 07:46
Underrated. Cygnet Committee is awesome. UASSD too
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From 07/12/2020 21:35
Mostly a one-song album, but what a song.
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90/100
From 06/25/2020 19:30
A superb album which has a leg strongly footed in the psychedelic scene. Beautiful musicianship, particularly strings, provide a magic backdrop for some of Bowie's best vocals in my view. An album which still sounds fresh even today (2020)
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From 12/31/2019 16:54
Good record.
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95/100
From 06/18/2019 12:31
Good album, though it dragged towards the end.
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From 12/13/2018 04:50
Bowie’s 2nd album is a very good one indeed. Space Oddity is one of his best songs. Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed is a deep cut waiting to be found. Cygnet Committee is another underrated deep cut. This is Bowie’s interpretation of the end of the hippie era
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75/100
From 11/11/2018 06:39
Perhaps not Bowie's most venerated album but quite enjoyable. Apart from the seminally iconic Space Oddity there are some hidden gems:

Cygnet Committee
Janine
Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed
Wild Eyed Boy From Free Cloud
Memory Of A Free Festival
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From 09/09/2018 15:51
Genuinely love this album. The 2nd album I ever bought, way back in 1972. The title track is now a classic and Letter to Hermione is his most underrated song. Beautiful. Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud contains one of his best lyrics. Cygnet Committee is a nod to Bob Dylan. Overall not perfect but hugely enjoyable.
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70/100
From 05/20/2018 12:34
Apart from "Space Oddity" and "Letter to Hermione" there isn't many things here that gets me.
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