Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
David Bowie - Young Americans CD (album) cover


David Bowie


Prog Related

2.82 | 202 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

the philosopher
3 stars David Bowie has played an impressive amount of styles in his musical career. Young Americans was the soul project of Bowie. He wanted to play soul music and hired a black female background choir to fulfill his wish. Entitled Young "Americans" this became his biggest commercial succes as Americans are proud people who do like some American interest.

I do posses most of the 60's and 70's records of David Bowie and I must admit this one is one of my favourites. While I'm not in soul-music as a genre I became a fan of Bowie and rapidly got all his records in a second hand state. It's hard to explain why I do like this record so much. I think most of songs are realy catchy and Bowie shines on the vocals. The song "fame" I did not like till I heard it in the context of this record. Here it sounds great.

This is not a progressive record and is not realy related to prog as well. Still, this record is also musically interesting because of the wind-sections, funky guitarrhythms and effective songwriting. Nice roomchamber music!

the philosopher | 3/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this DAVID BOWIE review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.