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4.03 | 364 ratings

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3 stars Stationtostation is among Bowie's most peculiar and eclectic albums, and stylistically halfway between the preceding and following albums, without sounding quite the same in either directions. Soul grooves of Young Americans continue here (especially 'Golden Years'), and the somewhat bizarre, paranoid and alienated art rock of the long title track or 'TVC 15' lead the way to the Berlin era albums Low and Heroes - though there are no parallels to the instrumental collaborations with Brian Eno that make those works so great. Someone here mentions Roxy Music and John Cale. Yes, a good comparison.

Funky 'Station To Station' is said to be among Bowie's proggiest songs, and against that expectation I found it a bit boring and monotonous in its 10 minutes. All in all, a respectable and original Art Rock album from our musical chameleon, and it would become influential to Post-Punk, but I'm afraid it won't enter my list of favourites. The highlight for me is easily the very emotional and elegant cover of 'Wild Is The Wind' (a Dmitri Tiompkin composition, originally? performed by Nina Simone).

Matti | 3/5 |


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