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ALADDIN SANE

David Bowie

 

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3.86 | 357 ratings

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snobb
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2 stars Bowie has all different periods ( in sense of music) during his long career. "Aladdin Sane" isn't his earlier sound ( as "Honky Dory"), but still far away from "Berlin Trilogy "with Eno influenced synth-dark-ambient spices. What we have here , is typical Bowie's glam-rock: in fact mix of hard-rock, rock'n'roll and proto-punk ( in early Iggy Pop style).

Is this album as good as many are thinking? I am not sure. I like Bowie's music , he is one of my music heroes, but is this theatrical rock'n'roll show important for prog listener? I think not too much.

Yes, Bowie put many interesting elements in his music there, even cabaret! OK, I agree, you can see ( and even hear) some rock-cirkus there. And? Iggy Pop in some his albums doing similar things even better ( and he is more innovative in fact transfering proto-punk to real punk-rock). He has some very strong albums. Do we have "Iggy Pop shelf" there in Progarchives?

Yse, in his own manner this Bowie album isn't bad. Decadance atmosphere, his voice, lyrics - all that makes album important, especially in historical sense. But musically the album is below average, sorry!

Recommended: to Bowie hot-fans, decadance music lovers ( but Tom Waits is far better!).

Not-recommended: to any, who will try to find even small tracks of prog there

snobb | 2/5 |

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