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Poll Question: Which of these Bowie albums do you prefer?
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10 [38.46%]
2 [7.69%]
3 [11.54%]
4 [15.38%]
1 [3.85%]
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    Posted: March 17 2013 at 05:56
Now that we have a new David Bowie album, it must be time for a poll to measure the new album's popularity against the Dame's recent output.   I'm omitting the old 70s classics because this poll isn't about Low vs Hunky Dory etc. 
 
I'm asking, in the form of a poll, what is David Bowie's best album of the last thirty years. 
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Outside. Earthling is terribly underrated, BTW.
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Let's Dance
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I'm afraid I haven't paid much attention to David Bowie since Let's Dance so I won't vote.  It would be for Let's Dance as I really like it.  Since then it seems to me pretty much Bowie By Numbers.  Mind you Bowie By Numbers is a lot better than any other chart stuff ! 
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Originally posted by ole-the-first ole-the-first wrote:

Outside. Earthling is terribly underrated, BTW.
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Only one I have  or know is Earthling...which is a great album. I fact I must dig it out  sometime soon
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I guess it's actually The Next Day, although Outside, Heathen and Reality all come very close.Then there's Let's Dance, which is decent (just horridly inconsistent), and the rest, which... let's just say nothing about that except that each album has at least something I like.
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For this set it is a tossup between Outside and Heathen.  Outside was the one that really sparked my interest in Bowie.
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hours is my favorite from his last 30 years.  But I'm still waiting for the Next Day to arrive.  I really loved about 2/3 of Outside, but thought it dragged on in parts.  But I pretty much like everything listed here, even Never Let Me Down.  
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I'm cracking up about hours.  That one really didn't click with me.  I do like Earthling, go figure.  General rule of thumb for me is that when he works with progressive artists, I'll like what he did better than when he doesn't.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lucas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2013 at 13:23
Outside is the obvious choice with its mix of techno, jazz, pop and indus rock. 
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What's indus rock?  Abbreviation of industrial?
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Earthling for me - great album, great production; a Bowie classic to these ears (and not just over the last 30 years either)

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The only album I have of these is 'Let's Dance', which was a respectable release, although I fear that his later efforts won't measure up to his 70's works.............
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stool Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 18 2013 at 03:59
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

The only album I have of these is 'Let's Dance', which was a respectable release, although I fear that his later efforts won't measure up to his 70's works.............
 
Indeed - which is why the poll omits the earlier albums.
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1/ 1. Outside

2/ Black Tie White Noise
 
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Earthling for me. I really don't get the rating it has here on PAErmm Maybe it's because I watched Bowie's 50 year old birthday, - y'know the one he held in Madison Square Garden with guests like Frank Black, Sonic Youth, Lou Reed and the likes - and it was on the backbone of Earthling. A good deal of music played that night was from the album, and I absolutely loved it. I bought the album afterwards, and it has become a latter day fave from Bowie.
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Earthling for me. I really don't get the rating it has here on PAErmm

Same here. Melodically Earthling is fairly close to perfection: 'Battle for Britain (The Letter)' and 'Dead Man Walking' are amongst my favourite Bowie songs, 'Seven Years in Tibet' contains a very nice jazzy atmosphere. The production in quite excellent too, it just doesn't sound like some wanted it to be, but heck, time ain't standing still, Bowie couldn't play 'Changes' for 25 years without any changes.
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I was pretty impressed by Outside, so I was onboard when Earthling came out and I still like it.  It's great music for the headphones when mowing the lawn for some reason I can't explain.
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