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Frankie Flowers
3 stars "David Bowie" may be mostly suitable for fans but it's a fun, lighthearted album. It's not up there with anything at his creative peak in the 70's, but what is? We are talking, not only classics here, but influential records, important in music history.

"David Bowie" is probably, well ceratainly not 'important', generally speaking but I like it. The music here is actually good after several listens. For all David's musical directions, this is the only 'tongue in cheek', humourous album he (at least so far) has managed to come up with. And therefore unique in its own way.

I don't think it's any less cohesive in style, than the diverse "Hunky Dory" for instance (my favorite Bowie album). It's a young artist and his debut. A good humoured David Bowie. Bowie has humour of course, but only usually in inteviews, rarely in his music after this period.

Personal favourites are "Uncle Arthur", "Rubber Band" and "When I Live My Dream". His voice is wonderful throughout. As the last reviewer said, the CD version has many bonus tracks, so worth looking out for

Overall, it is dated, whimsical and not the least bit progressive but still entertaining, listenable stuff not to be taken seriously. 3 stars.

Frankie Flowers | 3/5 |


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