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Hunky Dory (album) by David Bowie

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Hunky Dory
Hunky Dory by David Bowie (1971)
Overall rank: 51st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 1,919 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 1971 (3rd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1970s (14th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (51st)

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David Bowie bestography

Hunky Dory is ranked 2nd 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 95,907.

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From xhitmanx 4 hours ago
Really good album, Bowie's best next to Ziggy Stardust.
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Holy sh*t, now this is pretty great, I always thought that ziggy stardust is Bowie's best album.. but after finally siting down and listening to this I should really think it through. That energy this album posses is incredible. Definetly going out and buy this.
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From mdbaxter
I'm not sure if it the remaster or just the original being of amazing quality because this is one of the best sounding albums I've ever heard. That being said, it is not one of my favorite albums ever. There are some good tunes but most of the songs don't have too much of an effect on me. The album is creative but it's hard to put into context now. It's hard to hear what was thought of as revolutionary so many years removed from its release."Oh! you Pretty Things" for its sound, "Life on Mars?" for its emotion and "The Bewlay Brothers" for its experimentation stick out to me as special but nothing else really makes me feel one way or another. I don't think any songs are bad, I just think some of them are simply alright.
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Best track: "Life On Mars?"
Weakest track: "Fill Your Heart"
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It must have been hard to believe at the time that David Bowie was yet to creatively peak. An absolute masterpiece of an album, with Life On Mars? being arguably Bowie's finest song
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From Brandon8
Starts off with Changes one of Bowie’s best songs. Oh! You Pretty Things is an anthem in its own right. Life On Mars is another classic. Kooks is a campy. Queen Bitch is a great rocker. The Bewlay Brothers is a cool track. This album has some peaks and valleys but the peaks are up there with his best work. The beginning of Bowie’s glam years.
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O nascimento do camaleão!
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pretty good
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Arguably my favourite album of all time. David Bowie at his very best. So many great songs, so many brilliant ideas. Clever interesting lyrics combined with accessible tunes. Would urge anyone who likes great pop music at the higher end to check it out. A classic that will endure.
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From Fritz
Great work from mr. Bowie.
The album starts with 4 amazing songs, then we have 'Kooks', which is cool, but then we have 'Quicksand' - the real big piece of art in here.
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Best Albums of 1971
1. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
5. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
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7. Meddle by Pink Floyd
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13. Imagine by John Lennon
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19. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
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