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The best album by David Bowie is The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars which is ranked number 17 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 77,514.

David Bowie is ranked number 6 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 200,936.

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David Bowie best albums

The following albums by David Bowie are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,878 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:77,467
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,123 votes)
Comments: 194 comments
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Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,087 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:34,257
Rank in 1970s15Overall Rank:50
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,450 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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3.

LowUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1977Appears in:886 charts
Rank in 1977:4Rank Score:27,924
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:68
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,207 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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Station To StationUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1976Appears in:516 charts
Rank in 1976:3Rank Score:12,162
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:187
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (824 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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"Heroes"United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1977Appears in:449 charts
Rank in 1977:10Rank Score:7,921
Rank in 1970s76Overall Rank:290
Average Rating:  83/100 (856 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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6.

Aladdin SaneUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1973Appears in:395 charts
Rank in 1973:9Rank Score:6,937
Rank in 1970s89Overall Rank:325
Average Rating:  82/100 (746 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1980Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 1980:5Rank Score:5,488
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:409
Average Rating:  81/100 (604 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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BlackstarUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:4,936
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:445
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (798 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:4,870
Rank in 1970s112Overall Rank:453
Average Rating:  79/100 (555 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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The Man Who Sold The WorldUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1970Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1970:27Rank Score:2,811
Rank in 1970s179Overall Rank:741
Average Rating:  78/100 (526 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Overall band rank: 6

This may not be a complete discography for David Bowie. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

David Bowie best tracks

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1.Life On Mars?
(from the album Hunky Dory)
 94/100 (651 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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2.Heroes
(from the album "Heroes")
 93/100 (532 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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3.Space Oddity
(from the album Space Oddity)
 93/100 (500 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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4.Starman
(from the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars)
 92/100 (683 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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5.Ziggy Stardust
(from the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars)
 92/100 (660 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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6.Five Years
(from the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars)
 91/100 (568 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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7.Ashes To Ashes
(from the album Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps))
 91/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.Lazarus
(from the album Blackstar)
 91/100 (297 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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9.Changes
(from the album Hunky Dory)
 91/100 (522 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.Moonage Daydream
(from the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars)
 91/100 (525 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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11.Blackstar
(from the album Blackstar)
 91/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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12.Suffragette City
(from the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars)
 90/100 (569 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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13.Rock & Roll Suicide
(from the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars)
 90/100 (495 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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14.Sound And Vision
(from the album Low)
 90/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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15.The Man Who Sold The World
(from the album The Man Who Sold The World)
 89/100 (254 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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16.Heroes
(from the album Changesbowie)
 89/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.Station To Station
(from the album Station To Station)
 89/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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18.Oh! You Pretty Things
(from the album Hunky Dory)
 89/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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19.Lady Stardust
(from the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars)
 88/100 (448 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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20.I Can't Give Everything Away
(from the album Blackstar)
 88/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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David Bowie ratings

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91/100 (from 431 votes)
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From Liedzeit 01/09/2017 16:06
This may be an eccentric position but I think Bowie reached his peak in 1969. I love his early recordings. Please, Mr. Gravedigger. London Boys. Uncle Arthur. Space Oddity would have been his best Album even without the title track. And I do like his later stuff as well up unto Low. After that he still had fine moments, but like many great artists he had to rely on hard core fans to sell his later works. If Tonight would have been his debut no one would have taken notice.
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From Daydreamer 01/07/2017 00:38
Absolutely one of a kind. The greatest larger than life rock star ever.
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From rliberty 01/06/2017 16:15
A man who had nearly as many different sounds as the number of albums he made, and he created a ton of albums. Though a few of them were misses (specifically in the mid to late eighties, in my opinion), the great albums in his discography do more than enough to make up for those few missteps.
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From Jonathanai 01/04/2017 16:50
Amazing song writter and singer, but he was not a great live performer.
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From PeterSmith 11/27/2016 20:28
Without doubt Bowie was an exceptional song writer, artist and singer - a great and unique showman. We largely remember him for his work up to and including Let's Dance in 1983. But if you cut him off due to those dodgy 80's commercial albums then you miss a great recovery starting with glimpses in Outside in 95 - I have not been to Oxford Town is superb.
Hours in 1999 has some tracks as good as any he did before - Thursday's Child and Something in the Air being a case in point. And Reality in 2003 is as near good an album as any in the 70's with his two last albums singles being the best to offer from there.
If Bowie never had any stuff up to 1993 then he would still be regarded as an exceptional artist, so if you haven't tuned into the new(er) stuff then you are missing out on some vintage Bowie with some individual tracks to rival Life on Mars and Starman.
Thanks Bowie - "bye bye everybody, we love you"
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From souplipton 09/04/2016 21:26
David Bowie was a genius, and one who was uniquely difficult to pin down. He reinvented himself every 5 years or less, creating one the most diverse catalogs in the history of rock music. His music was always different, but very importantly, this wasn't Bowie adjust to the styles of the days, this was always Bowie adjusting the styles to his own vision, or occasionally creating the styles of the day. His understanding of the power of image led him to be an icon for more than just his music, but to me, he will always be a god for his ability to push every boundary, and not be contained by what was expected of him. His music was always incredible and never stale, a rare combination in music. He was a true rock god, one of the few.
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From nitomano 08/24/2016 13:57
Un genio musical que siempre supo reinventarse hasta el final
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From WideAwake38 05/10/2016 16:30
I always thought the two most underrated songwriters ever are Alice Cooper and David Bowie. Bowie was a genius.
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From 100IDream 05/02/2016 13:31
I'm ably one of the few that is less into the songsongs like 'Ashes to Ashes', but Hunky Dory and Ziggy are among the greatest albums ever released. His style of music, including his songwriting and voice, was so ahead of its time. Personal favourite tracks are Life On Mars and Ziggy Stardust.
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From DeusExMackia 04/07/2016 21:22
I've decided to rewrite my comment on Bowie, mainly because since his passing, I've been through his discography a few times and re-realised just how good an artist he really was.

This is a man who had a quality that no other artist I've yet to hear has possessed. I'm not quite what it is, but I think it's a combination of exceptional attention to detail, careful control of the effect on the audience, personal experimentation, synethesising of different genres and most importantly, bold, defiant and fantastic showmanship. This allowed him to take on so many different styles of music and leave a constant mark of unity that distinguished his work.

The man himself is interesting as the music, and they so regularly came together with his different personas that the sound of his music seemed to embody the character he was conveying. The reflections of himself that built each of those characters were fantastic; the Thin White Duke reflecting his struggles with fame and drugs; Ziggy Stardust embodying the weird and brilliant rock star he was seen as at the time; Berlin Bowie showing his return to normality and search for himself. I could write pages and pages on each of them.

Perhaps most important is that Bowie was always constantly putting maximum effort into what he did. He was enthusiastic and passionate about all of his music and his image, and it shows. I have no doubts in saying that the majority of Bowie's work deserves to be considered as some of the best music that will ever be written; looking at his impact on pop culture alone is enough to justify that, and that's before how many other artists were influenced by him.

In this regard, David Bowie is, simply put, the greatest recording artist of all time. Now, of course, that's a personal opinion and could be challenged by a number of other artists. In fact, truth be told, no one really holds that place. But if I had to put one above the rest, it would be him. Not just for the personal love I have for him and his music, but for the fact that if you were to erase his existence, I couldn't imagine the world being anything like what it is today.
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