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THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD

David Bowie

 

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Mattiias
4 stars Rating: 8.5/10

Great 2nd album for Bowie.

Although it always suffered, unfairly of course, some kind of resistance by a part of the audience and critics.

Part of this is indeed because it remains today as one of Bowie's most unaccessible records.

So it is possible that a lot of them didn't or couldn't understand it.

But certainly Bowie was expanding both his musical styles and songwriting/interpretation.

The demolition start with "The Width of a Circle" and "All the Madmen" show even progressive rock signs and though it was never a Bowie strength, he surely makes it interesting and musically rich.

Of course "The Man Who Sold the World" -the song- is another highlight mostly because of its simple beauty -both music and lyrics are instantly attaching-.

Definitively not a recommended starting point for Bowie's work but one of the most creative, powerful and complex ones.

Mattiias | 4/5 |

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