Hunky Dory (studio album) by David Bowie

Hunky Dory
Hunky Dory by David Bowie
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 47th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 2,064 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 (47th)
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DAVID BOWIE Ziggy Stardust BUTTON BADGE CLASSIC ROCK & POP - HUNKY DORY 25MM pin
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RECORD COLLECTOR DAVID BOWIE HUNKY DORY ISSUE 363 JUNE 2009
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David Bowie bestography

Hunky Dory is ranked 2nd best out of 75 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 64,094.

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Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 2,064 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 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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From 06/05/2020 16:20
Classic Bowie. Life On Mars is a Musical Masterpiece!
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From 05/24/2020 08:40
Great album!
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From 05/11/2020 10:00
Brilliant. This is the beginning of the greatest solo artist in modern music. Where to start? Changes announces the, er, changes in the style. Life on Mars is quite simply one of the greatest songs ever written, takes the structure of the dire My Way and turns it into something magical. Then what about the madness of Bewley Brothers? The quirky fun of Kooks? The playful Nietschze-love of Oh You Pretty Things (always makes me think of Peter Noone's baby faced grin as he songs, 'you gotta make way for the Homo Superior'). The sheer joy of Queen Bitch. One of the all time greats.
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From 05/09/2020 18:42
What an album. Bowie is one of the best of all time.
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From 03/19/2020 22:01
My favorite Bowie album with several of my favorite tracks of his. Only problem is eight line poem, which is in my lower half. Favorite track- Oh you pretty things
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From 02/22/2020 05:07
Another one of the best albums ever made.
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From 01/10/2020 19:04
Bowie's best album!!
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From 01/04/2020 17:54
The first half is good, but after Kooks the album falls into a valley and hardly comes out of it.
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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. Meddle by Pink Floyd
8. Tago Mago by Can
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
11. Tapestry by Carole King
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Imagine by John Lennon
14. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
15. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
16. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
17. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
18. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
19. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
20. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
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