Hunky Dory (studio album) by David Bowie
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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 52,998.
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This is quite an inconsistent record from Bowie but the outstanding tracks elevate it into the elite level despite the filler tracks that try to hold it back. These phenomenal songs are obviously Life On Mars?, Oh! You Pretty Things and Changes. All of these are in the argument for Bowie's best ever song with Life On Mars? usually having the edge for me. You then get a couple less appreciated tracks which are great as well and add a decent bit of depth to the record. The best examples of this for me is Quicksand and The Bewlay Brothers with the latter being a great demonstration of Bowie's improvement in his song writing capabilities. However, it is the likes of Eight Line Poem and tracks 7-9 that hold the music back on here. None of them are bad but they just feel insignificant and could be easily skipped. Overall, this isn't Bowie's most consistent release but it has some extremely high moments making it easy to see why it is loved so much by pretty much everyone.
I have mixed feelings on this. Couple of absolute brilliant tracks but as a whole I find most tracks average. As with some albums it can take a while before something clicks. I've been returning to this over the period of some years. Still not clicking. Good, but not great.
Changes is for me a near perfect song. Love it. The best in this album, just ahead of Life on Mars. The latter half makes this the 3. best Bowie imo, but that isn't a bad achievement.
Best: Changes, LOM
Worst: Andy Warhol, Fill your heart
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ suuuperb stuff - top 3 Bowie LP's for me
David Bowie often showed his sparkling best throughout his career but I believe this is his magnum opus. The first half is loaded with brilliant hits that rank among his best and 'Life On Mars' stands as one of the greatest songs of all time. The second half adds a lot of depth and shows off his songwriting prowess to create one of the finest albums of all time..
I'm really not fond of Changes, but most of the songs are really great, well, in terms of vocal melodies and compositions at least. Life on Mars, Quicksand and Bewlay Brothers are my favorites.
Found this a bit inconsistent. Half of the tracks are great (Changes, Oh You Pretty Things, Life On Mars, Kooks, Andy Warhol and Queen Bitch) but the others are very forgettable. Certainly worth a listen though on the whole.
Great Bowie record showing his versatility and strong voice. I am not a huge Changes fan but I really like Oh you Pretty Things and Life On Mars? is just awesome, one of best ever made. Kooks and Fill Your Heart are average for me and I don't care for Andy Warhol. I kinda enjoy Song For Bob Dylan. Queen B*tch sounds very punk for 1971 - revolutionary in some way. The Bawley Brothers is excellent ending. The only track I don't like at all is Eight Line Poem.
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