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"Heroes" (album) by David Bowie

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"Heroes"
"Heroes" by David Bowie (1977)
Overall rank: 264th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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83/100 (from 1,151 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1977 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (65th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (264th)

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David Bowie bestography

"Heroes" is ranked 6th 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 95,753.

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From wenny
Seriously beautiful in its own right. Almost the soundtrack to my life, as many favourite memories featured this album in the background. A wonderful achievement by one of the greatest artists to ever live, at a fantastically creative moment in his career.
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85/100
Best track: "Heroes"
Weakest track: "Neukoln"
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90/100
I think we need to talk about the beat on Blackout. It's dark, broody and oddly reminiscent of disco, with those low piano chords riding the driving drum rhythm in an incredibly dexterous manner. Then in comes Bowie's determined, stark voice - "Oh you, you walk on past" - with enough swagger and confidence to make Marlon Brando swoon.

Exceptional darkness and depth, even for Bowie. Heroes paints a dark, dystopian picture of modern life and winds up being one of the scariest records in rock history.

And also one of the most perplexing; is it art rock? Post-punk even? Dance rock? Post-dance-punk-art-rock? Whatever it is, there's an intoxicating mix of tracks that make you want to dance one moment and then switch to digging up your darkest thoughts the next.
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85/100
Berlin-era Bowie and I have a mixed relationship. On the one hand, the title track is amazing. But on the other hand, it still feels off from the Bowie I love.
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90/100
He goes so far out of the box here.
Let’s start with the vocals. They’re so wild. It’s hard to call it soul, but just as hard to not call it soul. He is up there with Carl Wilson as people who prove white people can sing soul too.
The music is a perfect mix between electronica and rock, and the result is weirdly funky. It’s hard to keep track of what’s going on sometimes. And that’s why I love this album: you can’t assign a genre to it; they just did what they thought sounded good. And this lack of complying to rules is what makes this album stand out from the rest of his albums. It actually gets you up and dancing and belting along with the songs. It’s actually fun, and it doesn’t sound as serious as the other albums, which makes me take this album the more serious.
The ambient tracks actually sound good in contrast to Low (yeah, I said it).
AND HE FUCKING RAPS ON BLACKOUT. Just listen carefully, it’s definitely rapping what he does.
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85/100
Ambient and somehow pretty noisy, obviously, "Heroes" is an eternal anthem.
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95/100
From Brandon8
Follows in the footsteps of Low but is even more experimental. Besides the classic Heroes none of the other songs stand out as a single but several of the songs are very good such as Beauty and the Beast and Joe the Lion. The instrumental songs again come at the end of the album. Bowie really went for it and even if it doesn’t always connect I appreciate the bravado.
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From Goliath
Heroes, Beauty and the Beast and Blackout some of the best Bowie tracks. Some of the best tracks from anyone.
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70/100
Even after four straight listens, there's a section in the middle that fails to capture my attention. But the beginning and end grab me every time. Fascinating.
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The more I listen to this album the more I want to listen to this album. I love the dark ambience of side two. Strange then, that I am now only really getting into Bowie since he popped his cloggs. I never got Bowie when I was younger...
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