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LODGER

David Bowie

 

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3.25 | 101 ratings

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Dobermensch
5 stars I take great exception to the negative reviews of this album. I'm sick and tired of reviewers giving this LP a hard time. I honestly don't know why - it's one of Bowie's more experimental albums mainly due to the fact that ambient egg-head Brian Eno is on board.

5 stars flat out - it's a perfect companion to the two Berlin albums that precede it. Admittedly it's vastly different in that there are no instrumentals in the way 'Heroes' and 'Low' had. It's much more vocal driven, and I'm more than happy with that!. It's certainly more upbeat, but the tunes are really unusual and odd when compared contemporary bands.

This is far more experimental and listenable than all the guff from the 80's that Bowie released. In fact in my opinion it's bordering on 5 stars. Honestly... sometimes I think belong on another planet when I read all these negative reviews.

This is a super Bowie album. Strange tunes and melodies are present on all tracks bar the rather stagnant opener 'Fantastic Voyage', 'Lodger' is also full of Eno's electronic tweakery and playfulness, which, combined with Bowie's instantly recognisable and undiscribable vocals make this one of my favourite albums from the late 70's. So there!

Dobermensch | 5/5 |

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