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THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS

David Bowie

 

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FarBeyondProg
3 stars A concept album about a struggling musician, now where have we heard this before?

Now this may seem like a worn out concept these days, but this was of course the first one, the one that started it all, and was it good? Wellll, it is, just not all of it, in my honest opinion i though it dragged on a bit even though its not that long of an album, i just didnt enjoy the album as much as i thought i was going to, saying that everyone loves it so much.

True there are some good songs on here, the title track for example ZIGGY STARDUST is an enjoyable romp of pop rock brilliance and may be one of the saving graces in this album, others include, MOONAGE DAYDREAM with its cool middle section (the intro is quite cool as well), STARMAN, LADY STARDUST, and SUFFRAGETTE CITY, thats it really...the rest i cant really see any point of having on this album as it only really just seems to slow it down a little, theres really nothing else that grips you, the production is solid though as is the playing, its a shame the songs arint as strong as they should;

Five Years - 4/10 Soul Love - 5/10 Moonage Daydream - 9/10 Starman - 9/10 It Ain't Easy (Ron Davies) - 5/10 Lady Stardust - 9/10 Star - 7/10 Hang on to Yourself -6/10 Ziggy Stardust - 9/10 Suffragette City - 8/10 Rock 'n' Roll Suicide - 7/10

My Conclusion? there are 4 good songs on this release, the rest....im sorry, i just thought it was not as strong as other Bowie albums, even those 4 songs can really save this album as the fillers outnumber the killers.

FarBeyondProg | 3/5 |

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