Hours... (studio album) by David Bowie

Hours... by David Bowie
Year: 1999
Overall rank: 5,284th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
70/100 (from 217 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1999 (73rd)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (931st)
Award Best albums of all time (5,284th)
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David Bowie bestography

Hours... is ranked 21st best out of 88 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 57,341.

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Average Rating: 
70/100 (from 217 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 69.6/100, a mean average of 68.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 69.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.1.

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65/100
From 01/11/2021 04:49
Pretty decent album, much better than the terrible cover art.
Best song(s): If I'm Dreaming My Life; Seven
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From 06/17/2020 03:45
One of Bowie’s least memorable albums it has some moments but not many.
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From 05/11/2020 10:27
As I've heard said, you imagine someone stating that major artists' albums get weaker as they age, and Bowie retorting, 'Hold my beer...' A great collection of songs, and the beginning of a wonderful run of late albums.
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From 12/31/2019 19:01
Decent album.
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90/100
From 11/07/2019 08:14
underated bowie album. easy on the ear than outside/earthling
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85/100
From 01/06/2018 16:31
Certainly one of the best later albums by Bowie, Hours has the same consistent quality of Earthling but also has the standout tracks that Earthling was sorely lacking, namely The Pretty Things are Going to Hell and Seven. Never could understand why some people rank this as the worst Bowie album, its up there with Heathen for me.
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From 09/07/2016 16:54
Extremely disappointing. I suppose it's meant to be chill out music but it's all just dull and boring. It's all so safe and conservative, not what you want from Bowie at all. A real let down as far as i'm concerned.
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From 02/20/2016 13:51
A solid record by Mr. Bowie. He may have lost his edge but he can not be dismissed.
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From 04/10/2015 10:54
A good album from Bowie not classic but has it's moments especially with 'Seven' and 'The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell'. I would say it is slightly better than Reality not quite as good as Heathen.
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From 02/18/2015 09:56
I have only just got around to listening to this. I thought The Next Day album was excellent but this is even better. Along with Reality and Heathen Bowie has never really been away.
Something in the air
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