Low (album) by David Bowie

Low
Low by David Bowie
Year: 1977
Overall rank: 56th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,737 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1977 (4th)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1970s (16th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (56th)
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David Bowie LOW Canadian RCA 8 Track Cartridge 1977 Issue
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 26m 7s
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DAVID BOWIE LOW RCA RPL-2105 Japan OBI VINYL LP
Condition: Used
Time left: 56m 2s
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Low Symphony By Philip Glass, David Bowie, Brian Eno 1993 CD
Condition: Good
Time left: 2h 20m 41s
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David Bowie bestography

Low is ranked 3rd 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 63,268.

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Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,737 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 85.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 86.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

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85/100
From 4 days ago
Great album!
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95/100
From 05/09/2020 18:44
Bowie was a genius, this album was so revolutionary. Amazing record
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From 05/06/2020 12:12
Basically genius. Should really be credited to Bowie and Eno, as the 2nd side is mind blowing. However the first is full of classics too. I never get tired of it.
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From 12/29/2019 20:38
Moody. Melancholic. Melodic.
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75/100
From 11/17/2019 23:09
I respect the ambition, but those ambient tracks aren't for me. They're not bad, just bore me a bit. The first 6 tracks are pretty darn good however. Heroes did this concept a little better than Low in my opinion
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90/100
From 09/08/2019 21:52
Bowie's most underrated, and possibly best album. I remember listening to this album on repeat when I first purchased it, it's simply that good.
Strongest tracks: 'Sound And Vision', 'Be My Wife', 'A New Career In A New Town'.
Weakest track: 'Weeping Wall'.
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From 08/10/2019 20:59
One of the most barren and fragmented albums of all time, and also one of the best. It may not contain any real classic Bowie hits, but it's his masterpiece; a complete vision told in fragmented poetry and ambient instrumentals. Listening to it is like inhabiting a foreign world he and Eno created.
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From 05/24/2019 18:45
David took a lot of risks releasing an album at his popularity where over half the songs were instrumental, but it paid off.
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60/100
From 05/11/2019 02:21
I cannot fathom why this album is rated as high as it is. It's good but a bit poppy on side 1 and a bit melancholy on side 2. I can think of seven or eight other Bowie albums that I prefer.
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95/100
From 04/04/2019 06:12
What it is that brings me back to Low, especially so strongly over the apparently more favorite Heroes, I don't know. I just know that again and again, this album seems to click with me on an entirely new level, more consistently than most any other. Though I don't believe it has even been my #1, it has rarely, if ever, left my top 25. And upon listening to it again, like I am doing now, it often shoots back up to the top ten, or even five, as it has done now. Despite being a twin, Low is a masterpiece entirely alone in its field.

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Best Albums of 1977
1. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
2. Animals by Pink Floyd
3. Marquee Moon by Television
4. Low by David Bowie
5. Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols by Sex Pistols
6. Aja by Steely Dan
7. The Clash by The Clash
8. "Heroes" by David Bowie
9. The Stranger by Billy Joel
10. Trans-Europa Express by Kraftwerk
11. Pink Flag by Wire
12. Exodus by Bob Marley & The Wailers
13. My Aim Is True by Elvis Costello
14. Talking Heads: 77 by Talking Heads
15. Out Of The Blue by Electric Light Orchestra
16. Suicide by Suicide
17. Lust For Life by Iggy Pop
18. Rocket To Russia by Ramones
19. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
20. The Idiot by Iggy Pop
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