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    Posted: June 09 2008 at 23:38
I am just getting into Bowie, its almost stupid how long I waited, but well...

Also, if you have enough albums, a top 5 or 10 would be nice. Thanks
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 09 2008 at 23:49
Any of those where he's working with someone on the proggier side of things.  Haven't tried any of the earlier stuff (depending on how you define that).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2008 at 00:23
I love the ones not called "...hours." Or "Young Americans."

Lately, I've been digging:

1. Scary Monsters
2. Low
3. Lodger
4. Earthling (?!?!)
5. Heathen

Amazingly, I don't have any of his folky or glammy albums. Yet.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2008 at 01:59
Low or maybe Heroes, 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2008 at 03:53
1 The Man Who Sold The World
2 Station To Station
3 Space Oddity
4 Low
5 Diamond Dogs
 
... And I'm more than happy to listen to a Bowie anthology - the Bowie at the Beeb - the BBC Sessions is a particular favourite of mine.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2008 at 10:40
THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLDHeart...I grew up with this one during the 70s...too many good times to remember when i listen to it.
I do love the first 5 Bowie albums......left when he turned ''american'' funk/soul..you name it, not my cup of tea...i don' think his ''experiments'' with ENO were that experimental.
Actually he came back strong at the beginning of the millenium with HOURS and HEATHEN, kind of a back to the roots virage.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2008 at 10:47

I actually liked Outside, probably his proggiest effort ever, a sweeping concept-like disc with some shimmering moments.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2008 at 10:52
I voted Lodger. I'm a fan of the "Berlin Trilogy" + Scary Monsters.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2008 at 11:19

Low was a real high point in a carear with many. Okay here is my top 10 i got 12 bowie albums.

 
1. Low
2. The rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust and the spiders
3. Hunky Dory
4. Heroes
5. Station to station
6. Scary monsters
7. Aladdin Sane
8. The mand who sold the world
9. Young americans
10. Lodger
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2008 at 12:33
Hunky Dory is a Classic, i also like his very very early stuff  as in this one

There are some great tunes on that album, Uncle Arthur ,She got Medals Little Boy Blue, Please Mr grave Digger all good tunes and has such a good London 60s feel to it i love it and we must not forget the Classic
The Laughing Gnome . also got a soft spot for Aladdin Sane to 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2008 at 18:23
Aladdin Sane for me. 

Station to Station
Lodger
Ziggy Stardust
Low
Heathen
Hunky Dory
Man Who Sold the World
Space Oddity
Young Americans

Scary Monsters
Never Let Me Down
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Tonight
Black Tie White Noise
Reality
Tin Machine I
Tin Machine II
Let's Dance


In order and like them all.  The only Bowie album I haven't been able to enjoy is Outside because it's production and songs are kind of bad sounding to my ears.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2008 at 00:22
of course its the Berllin trilogy of Low, Heroes and Lodger for me.  my god the man invented all kinds of music!!! esp post-punk!!!  But i love Scary Monsters too though that one invented Blur hahaha
 
My personal fav is Heroes for the Kraut-out title track and Secret Life of Arabia............
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2008 at 00:35
My 10 in order

Low
Heroes
Diamond Dogs
TMWStW
Aladdin Sane
Station to Station
Hunky Dory
Ziggy Stardust
Lodger
Scary Monsters


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2008 at 05:43
Hunky Dory
Ziggy Stardust
Pin Ups
"Heroes"
Space Oddity
The Man Who Sold the World
Aladdin Sane
Low
Scary Monsters
Lodger
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2008 at 14:47
I only started really getting into Bowie recently, I never cared too much for his pop songs but what I have so far is great.

1. Ziggy Stardust (4.5/5)
2. Aladdin Sane (4/5)
3. "Heroes" (4/5)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2008 at 18:15
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2008 at 18:39
I rated five of his albums with the masterpiece status (in chronological order):
Ziggy, A Lad Insane, Station To Station, Low and Scary Monsters.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2008 at 19:08
great reviews ZIggy....  and we do have similar tastes.... Five Years is one my favorites from him period... 

don't forget masterpiece status.. for 'Stage' ... one of my top 5 live albums ever...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2008 at 15:54
WOW Bowie has been added... ok!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2008 at 00:31
I can't choose, it's usually a three way tie between Hunky Dory, The Man Who Sold the World, and Low for me. 
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