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

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David Bowie (Space Oddity)
David Bowie (Space Oddity) by David Bowie (1969)
Overall rank: 737th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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75/100 (from 658 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1969 (21st)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (75th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (737th)

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David Bowie (Space Oddity) is ranked 10th best out of 67 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 15 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 95,862.

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90/100
From Brandon8
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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From caseygow
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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95/100
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
Apart from "Space Oddity" and "Letter to Hermione" there isn't many things here that gets me.
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60/100
Very good album IMO.
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70/100
Good album.

Favorite tracks: Space Oddity, Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed, Letter To Hermione

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David Bowie's hippie rock record, could be looked upon as his second debut album. It's a world away from the whimsical LP he released two years previously. This is where the real David Bowie story begins. The stunning title track is off course one of Bowie's greatest songs, a superb slice of psychedelic sci-fi, an all time great. Elsewhere, there's the epic, cygnet committee, God knows I'm good, wouldn't have been out of place on the next few albums, and then there's the closing track, memory of a free festival, a celebration of the rock'n'roll outdoors. It's a good album, but as we know now, this was just the start of an amazing career.
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From Gionzi
Good album with a masterpiece as first track. Surely not the best Bowie, but we just can hear something of his genius.
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Wow this album is a gem! After having listened to the best albums of Bowie I would have never expected this album to be so good...
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title track saved it
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