Hunky Dory (studio album) by David Bowie

Hunky Dory
Hunky Dory by David Bowie
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 46th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 2,176 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1971 (3rd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1970s (13th)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (46th)
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DAVID BOWIE Hunky Dory CD Europe Parlophone 2015 11 Track Remastered Edition
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DAVID BOWIE - Hunky Dory CD (1990 RYKODISC Remaster with Bonus Tracks) Preowned
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David Bowie Hunky Dory 1971 UK Rca 1st Press SF8244 + Insert Bobil Rasputin
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Hunky Dory is ranked 2nd best out of 82 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 62,298.

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Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 2,176 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 87.4/100, a mean average of 86.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 87.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.9.

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90/100
From 03/11/2021 15:00
Superb release. Great all the way through
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75/100
From 02/18/2021 20:13
Classic Bowie! 'Changes', 'Life on Mars' and 'Oh You Pretty Things' are top tracks. Love the subtle synth string textures on this album.
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95/100
From 01/22/2021 14:08
Great album, carried by Life on Mars and Changes, really dislike eight line poem. Rest of the album still great.
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From 01/21/2021 18:44
Cet album contient le titre qui m'a fait aimer le travail de Bowie, Changes.
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95/100
From 01/06/2021 00:07
Pretty close to perfect, some of my all time favorite Bowie songs. Maybe his second best album ever?

Best song(s): Changes; Oh You Pretty Thing; Life on Mars?; Quicksand; Andy Warhol; Song for Bob Dylan; Bewlay Brothers
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From 12/29/2020 19:38
I like it very much for Life on Mars and Changes. But i think the other songs except Pretty Things and Quicksand are more a 85 but the other songs are above 90. I would say a good album after all.
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From 12/06/2020 15:06
Incredible and very consistent with only "Eight Line Poem" feeling off.
Could be most other artist's best work.
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70/100
From 09/10/2020 00:27
I don't get why this is so highly placed. Personal tastes I guess. I listen to this regularly to see if I'm missing something. I must be. There's 4 or 5 of his other albums I'd place well above this. Good but not earth shattering.
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From 07/01/2020 11:24
Fav. Tracks: Changes, Life On Mars?
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From 06/22/2020 18:19
Average Track Rating = 84.09
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Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Tago Mago by Can
8. Meddle by Pink Floyd
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
11. Tapestry by Carole King
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
14. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
15. Imagine by John Lennon
16. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
17. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
18. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
19. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
20. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
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