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

David Bowie (Space Oddity) by David Bowie
Year: 1969
Overall rank: 733rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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David Bowie (Space Oddity) is ranked 11th best out of 91 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 51,765.

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This album is rated in the top 17% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.2/100, a mean average of 73.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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From 05/05/2022 20:56
As I re-listened it after hearing later Bowie, I find it much better than by 1st listen.
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From 02/13/2022 21:59

Entr茅 a este album con el miedo de que solo sea Space Oddity, pero no, hay por lo menos 3 o 4 canciones buenas, que no llegan al nivel de esa obra maestra, pero se sostienen muy bien por s铆 solas. Las canciones en cuesti贸n son Memory of A Free Festival, Cygnet Committee, y Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed.
Lo de Memory of A Free Festival me sorprendi贸 por completo. Me encanta c贸mo contribuye al concepto espacial iniciado con Space Oddity. Estamos ante el primer album conceptual de Bowie. Me hubiera gustado que lo nombrara Space Oddity, como es usualmente conocido, pero lo llam贸 David Bowie, al igual que su album debut, lo cual es un poco confuso. El album tiene varios temas promedio que no cumplen con la calidad de los mejores, pero que, en promedio, configuran un album decente y una significante mejora a lo que nos ofreci贸 Bowie en su primer disco. El siguiente que vino fue The Man Who Sold the World, ya empezando la racha de albums legendarios de la estrella, que uno puede argumentar que comenzaron con este disco.
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From 02/03/2022 15:35
One of that cases where an album has been "fagocitated" by its title track; frankly... even if not so eclectic, the whole album deserves to be listened.
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From 01/17/2022 11:45
Space Oddity is great but nothing else stands out for me.
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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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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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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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From 06/18/2019 12:31
Good album, though it dragged towards the end.
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