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David Bowie - Space Oddity [Aka: David Bowie, Man Of Words/Man Of Music] CD (album) cover

SPACE ODDITY [AKA: DAVID BOWIE, MAN OF WORDS/MAN OF MUSIC]

David Bowie

 

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3.35 | 333 ratings

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sgtpepper
3 stars An improvement over the debut album and first memorable tracks appear here with a moments of brilliance. On the other hand, the album is inconsistent and contains dull moments such as the last extended jam. "Cygnet Commitee" might be ambitious at its stretch but isn't nearly that strong as some say and is far away from progressive rock, it is an extended folk-rock number with potentially interesting lyrics.

The first track, "Space Oddity" is an excellent and memorable tune and I like the psychedelic instrumentation with mellotron, hi-hat drums and harmony vocals quite high. "Unwashed and somewhat slightly dazed" marvels between hard-rock and Dylan-esque folk rock.

In comparison to the first album, Bowie improved as an arranger and composer and shifted from psychedelia closer to folk rock.

sgtpepper | 3/5 |

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