Best David Bowie Albums


The Top Ten

1 The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

You like David Bowie? His early work was a little too jazzy for my taste, but when Hunky Dory came out in '71, I think he really came into the mainstream, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Freddie Mercury and Alice Cooper, but I think Bowie had a far more flamboyant, androgynous sense of style. In '72, Bowie released this, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spider From Mars, his most critically acclaimed album. I think his undisputed masterpieces are "Suffragette city" and "Starman." The songs are so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because they're not just about Bowie's alien alter ego, they're also iconic signature tunes in the world of glam rock!

I LOVE Ziggy Stardust! Was in England when it was released & it was instant love when I heard Starman on the radio; have loved Bowie ever since.

Greatest album of all time!

There's a starman waiting in the sky! - SomewhereInLondon

The best glam rock album of all time!

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2 Hunky Dory Hunky Dory

Like with Ziggy Stardust it doesn't really contain any bad or even indifferent song. Am I right?

And I know most people do not like it due to it's not very analyze-friendly text, but Bewley Brothers is one of my absolute favorite songs in the whole world.

"Ziggy Stardust" is the most overrated album ever. This has far more veriety, quality and entertainment value, and it feels far more like Bowie is singing from his heart. R.I.P

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3 Low Low

Evocative, groundbreaking and lets face it, influential. Classic album - Bowie at his best!

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4 Blackstar Blackstar

It might not be his "best" album. But I honestly think it's his magnum opus, his masterpiece. Still can't listen to it without shedding tears. - PetSounds

The emotions that Bowie conveyed through this album in his final months are incredibly powerful. RIP

I think in 10 years or so people will also call this a classic Bowie album.

Incredible album, this album will be rembered not only by bowie's fans, but the world

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5 Station to Station Station to Station

Is there a better album opener?

Bowie's second best

6 songs. All of them strong. The titular track is a masterpiece and is followed by a Bowie standard.
His version of Wild is the Wind is defining and Stay is an ubderrated groove. Wow.

6 Diamond Dogs Diamond Dogs

Not just my favourite Bowie album but my favourite album, full stop. Quite simply, stunning! An overlooked, underrated classic, from the wailing guitar opening of Diamond Dogs to the haunting anthem of Sweet Thing to the chilling rant of Big Brother - a timeless, matchless album by a true genius.

Without question, without equal

This album got a lot of criticism during its release,but I LOVED it because it's overloaded with textures and features Bowie's signature rock tune Rebel Rebel.

7 Aladdin Sane Aladdin Sane

A fantastic album. Has some of his best work: Cracked Actor, Drive-In Saturday, Panic In Detroit and Aladdin Sane. Along with Ziggy, I think this is his most well rounded album. An absolute masterpiece.

Come on! This album's cover is the most iconic picture of bowie ever!

His first eagerly anticipated album. Time is a brilliant take on Jacque Brel's My Death. Robert Dye

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8 Heroes Heroes

Why isn't this in the top 10 at least? Honestly though, this album is, in my opinion, the 3rd best he ever did. It ought to be in the top 10 people, let's be real.

Fripp and Eno are a constant on the Berlin Trilogy

One of the best Bowie albums of all time

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9 Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
10 The Man Who Sold the World The Man Who Sold the World

I love this album. It should be at least in the top 10. It's number 1 for me. The best songs are The Width Of A Circle, All The Madmen, And Black Country Rock

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11 Let's Dance Let's Dance

I like this album because it show how much David Bowie changed styles thru the years and was awesome.

Classic and wery professional topalbum from him that newer will be forgotten, can still be played

12 Space Oddity Space Oddity

Contains three of his best S Oddity, Memory of A.. and Cygnet Committee

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13 The Next Day The Next Day

Very great album specially since hasn't been in the Studio in 10 years

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15 Young Americans Young Americans

I love what his American visit in the mid-70's did to his music.
My top 5 from the album is:
1. "Young Americans"
2. "Fascination"
4. "Win"
5. "Who Can I Be Now"

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16 Never Let Me Down Never Let Me Down

How can this be at #16?! It's the album that destroyed Bowie's career.

17 Reality Reality
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19 Heathen Heathen

Great album with hits such as "Slip Away" and "Slow Burn". Second most underrated album, with Lodger being the first.

Heathen is very underrated should hight.. I like the song Everybody Says Hi

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