The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (studio album) by David Bowie

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 9th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Best album of 1972 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1970s (3rd)
Award Top 10 albums of all time (9th)
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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 90.0/100, a mean average of 88.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 90.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.4.

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From 02/07/2024 01:58
I like Bowie but I find that his stuff leaves me a bit cold at times. This album is undoubtedly a classic but again, there’s not a lot that personally draws me back to listen to this.
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From 12/06/2023 06:01
The coming of Bowie was right here in 1972 with this album, transforming from a 25yo modestly successful largely ignored singer-songwriter and sometime mime into a wildly popular futuristic sexually ambiguous messiah and pop god. This landmark album not only launched a musical legend but singlehandedly introduced glam rock as a genre
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From 11/19/2023 12:41
The best Bowie's Album
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From 05/21/2023 00:09
This is David Bowie at his musical peak and I don't even think it is a debate. He effortlessly combines a more grand and rich sound with his classic glam rock style to create the peak of this genre as it doesn't get any better than this. As a result of this fusion we get catchy, infectious songs such as Moonage Daydream, Starman, Ziggy Stardust, Five Years and Suffragette City that are also extremely well layered and beautifully crafted. The peak of this is the massive hit Starman which is definitely in the conversation for one of the greatest songs ever made. One of the most important factors in this rich soundscape is the sensational string arrangements by Mick Ronson. When you listen closely to the music on here you will only then start to pick up on the strings as they are so brilliantly blended with the rest of the music that you hardly notice how much of a vital role they are playing. An example of this is on the chorus to Starman where its effect is evident. The musical relationship Ronson and Bowie had was truly special with both coming together to create this unique style that is something extremely exceptional. It is Bowie who is at the centre of it all on here however with his vocal, guitar and sax showcasing why he is regarded as one of the greatest to ever create music. He is phenomenal across this whole release with his distinctive lyrics also adding an additional edge that only he could bring to an album. His charm and character is scattered all over this album as well and so it is no wonder why it is so successful and seen as one of the greatest of all time as he had such an easy to love personality that captivated me right from the first time I listened to this. Overall, this is his most consistent and cohesive record and therefore his greatest ever release with the quality on here being undeniably phenomenal.
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From 05/03/2023 22:42
Very impressive album. Just not my type of music. Sounds ahead of its time with very high song quality, though.
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From 04/07/2023 04:55
The concise glammed-up songwriting and storytelling of "Ziggy" provides a much-needed breath of fresh air amidst the winding excesses of early-70s album rock. Not all tracks are memorable, but the soaring brilliance of cuts like "Five Years," "Starman," and "Rock 'N' Roll Suicide" shines brightly enough to fill in this record's gaps.
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From 01/01/2023 22:04
This is how a rock record should sound.
The rest is history.
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From 08/29/2022 19:55
One of the best concept albums of all time
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From 08/19/2022 22:44
This is a classic album and the best performed by David Bowie! I love so many songs on this one!
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Best Albums of 1972
1. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
2. Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
3. Pink Moon by Nick Drake
4. Close To The Edge by Yes
5. Harvest by Neil Young
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