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3.84 | 374 ratings

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4 stars An excellent follow up to the Ziggy and the Spiders album. This LP's harder, with more bass and is a bit more raw in sound - but none the worse for it. 'Aladdin Sane' zips from heavy Glam Rock to the very unusual in the form of the title track, which is clearly the best tune on the album, replete with some bonkers, in your face, frantic piano by Mick Ronson. I'll always remember this album for the superb and sleazy "Time" with its sexually explicit lyrics which caused great embarrassment to me in '85 when I was 15 when my mum overheard this coming from my bedroom... I've been scarred for life... The whole album sounds SO 70's and a world apart from the groundbreaking Berlin trilogy he'll record from '76 to '79. That's not to say it's bad... I love this album despite it's obvious shortcomings. It's so dated that it's almost back in fashion. Massive in the 70's, hated in the eighties, liked in the nineties, and now looked upon like a kind old uncle smoking a pipe in the 00's The best thing about 'Aladdin Sane' is the wonderful iconic cover. It's how Bowie will be remembered in history
Dobermensch | 4/5 |


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