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Frankie Flowers
4 stars Diamond Dogs is Bowie's deepest album. It has an interesting concept and many new sounds while still continuing the nihilistic apocalyptic themes of the Ziggy era. The glam trash style is still there on the title track and "Rebel Rebel" but you can hear Bowie moving on from his earlier works. There are hints of some of the 'plastic soul' sounds from the following "Young Americans" album. Just listen to "Rock N Roll With Me" with its soulful, gospel-like feel which was a change from the prevous theatrics. And there's also the Shaft-inspired wah-wah guitar style of "1984". Love the dark moments on the album, especially "We Are The Dead" where David is crooning over a slow melodic keyboard, he half-speaks, half-sings the lyrics while in the background and croons the title words. It's very chilling! A personal favourite is "Big Brother". It's a brilliant song, perhaps the best of all which leads on to the energetic "Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family", a nice piece to close the album off. Excellent for a prog collection and essential for fans of David Bowie.
Frankie Flowers | 4/5 |


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