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Earthling [Import]

David Bowie Audio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (23 Sep 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Arista
  • ASIN: B000005S2F
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 165,228 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Little wonder
2. Looking for satellites
3. Battle for britain (The letter)
4. Seven years in Tibet
5. Dead man walking
6. Telling lies
7. The last thing you should do
8. I'm afraid of Americans
9. Law (Earthlings on fire)

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great "Jungle" Album 10 Nov 2003
By L. Davidson VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I didnt expect to like this record once I learnt that it was Bowie's "jungle" album - not my favourite musical genre. I expected to hear a collection of songs like Prodigy's "Firestarter" ; lots of fast "industrial" percussion ,jagged rhythms, guitars and raucous vocals. However after grimacing through my first listen to "Earthling" , I found that , not for the first time with Bowie's music , the album is a real grower.It is packed with great tracks - such as the commercial "Dead Man Walking" , the superb wall of sound that is "Seven Years in Tibet" ,the catchy "Looking for Satellites" and the excellent "Little Wonder" and "Im Afraid of Americans" . There are very few weak tracks on this innovative Bowie album and it is definitely worth a listen.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Doing What He Does Best 30 July 2002
By Richey!
Format:Audio CD
If David Bowie made the same album time and time again, we wouldn't like him, would we? Even if you don't love Earthling (and I do), the appeal lies in Bowie's pioneering spirit that's carried him through so many corridors of culture, sub-culture, and counter-culture.
This is Bowie's swipe at Britpop. Imagine Iggy Pop fronting a techno-Tin Machine - that'll either rattle your bones, or turn you off completely. American pop-culture gets a rollocking, drum 'n' bass beats mix with distorted guitars, and Bowie even produces two classic singles from this chaotic album - 'Little Wonder', and 'Dead Man Walking', the latter being the most over looked anthem of the nineties. If this song was released when 'Trainspotting' was being directed, Underworld would probably be lining up at the dole office right now. Honestly.
True to form, Bowie abandoned this style in favour of a fresh start after this album. His previous forays into krautrock, Philly soul, glam, jazz, pop, and so many other areas of music and art have left a trail of incredible visionary statements, and astonishing music. In 1997, at the age of 50!, he did it again. He never let us down.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great reissue of a classic bowie 13 Dec 2013
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
Very underrated album by the master Bowie. Reissued on black, green and blue vinyl. Gotta love the songs. Saddly one of the most underrated albums ever, with the infamous artwork.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bowie's Jungle/Rock Hybrid 28 Oct 2011
Format:Audio CD
For some reason `Earthling' remains one of my most favourite Bowie albums of all time. Comparing this to his other albums would be a mistake, as 'Earthling' is a truly unique piece of work, and there is nothing in the music world, before or since that has sounded anything like it.

'Earthling' is a much tighter album than Bowie's previous release '1.Outside'. The songs are driven along by some impressive bass lines, and some truly intriguing melodies. The opener `Little Wonder' is an excellent pop song that thunders through your speakers (Hence why this is always the first album I reach for when testing a new set of speakers). Bowie really strives to find new musical ground, and what I find quite remarkable is how much of this album grows on you with each listen.

Standout tracks are; `Little Wonder', `Seven Years in Tibet', `Telling Lies', `I'm Afraid of Americans' and `Looking for Satellites' (Which contains one Reeves Gabrels finest guitar solos). The only time Bowie's experiment fails is with the closing track, `Law (Earthlings on Fire)' it fails to hit the mark, and does now sound somewhat dated.

However, I love the imagery of this album, the bright colours and the torn "Union Jack-et", really sums up the feel of this album. The mix of Drum & Bass, and the Industrial rhythms combined with Mike Garson's Jazz piano creates a sound that is entirely original, and Bowie deserves credit for that.

This album splits a lot of Bowie fans. You will either love it or hate it, but personally, I have always found Bowie's 90's career so much more musically rewarding than his early 70's work.

Something I'd love to see is a DVD of the Earthling tour, as it was a mix of the best tracks from Outside & Earthling.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album From Bowie 6 Aug 2005
Format:Audio CD
It took me a while to like this direction that Bowie had taken for this Album, but like most Bowie things, once I had listened to it a few times and appreciated what he was trying to put across it really grew on me.
When you see him do 'The Letter' and 'Afraid of Americans' live - Now that is when you really appreciate this CD!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much Better than you might think 27 May 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I was surprised by the lack of positive response to this exceptional album. Once again the "Culture Vulture" has taken some of the most frantic, cutting edge styles (jungle and industrial) and made them his own. Although on the album cover, we plainly see the Union Jack, this is a "New York" album. It's very urban sounding. Harsh, at times, while the driving beats keep the feet tapping. Little Wonder, Dead Man Walking, Battle For Britain and the brilliant I'm Afraid of Americans, make this album a real treat for those more into the Scary Monsters, Bowie. Earthling should not be passed off.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thundering album! 4 Feb 2014
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
Brutal music but exciting... Even thrilling.
Intelligent drum and bass with one or two songs that move from sinister to sublime.
Beauty and the beast.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!!! 11 Dec 2013
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
A great version of the Earthling album in Blue vinyl, Very nice and the sound is perfect, What more could you want?
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Published 1 month ago by Barry Hopkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Sadly Overlooked
Great album after 2 or 3 listens
If you're a Bowie fan, just get it!
Trust me, you won't be sorry
Published 3 months ago by Tich
4.0 out of 5 stars Listen Closely for Some Gems
This is an album that has to be listened to closely. As background music, it seems to be just noise. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. Peter Steward
3.0 out of 5 stars IT'S VERY BORDERLINE FOR ME
I HAVE BEEN A BOWIE FAN SINCE I FIRST HEARD 'STARMAN' IN 1972 AT THE AGE OF 13 YEARS OLD AND HAVE JUST ABOUT EVERY ALBUM OF HIS.. Read more
Published 7 months ago by mitchy59
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow. Bowie never fails to please.
It doesn't matter what style or genre he works in, Bowie always manages to come up with something fresh and completely accessible. Read more
Published 8 months ago by JOHN ROSE
4.0 out of 5 stars BOWIE
THE ONE AND ONLY MASTER OF THIS WORLD OF MUSIC SIMPLY TRIES TOO HARD HERE-YOU CANNOT ALWAYS TRY NEW THINGS
Published 8 months ago by thomas lester
5.0 out of 5 stars great
not his best album - but still a great sound - Something different with every track - David Bowie in true chameleon style
Published 13 months ago by erim
4.0 out of 5 stars Best of the nineties
"Little Wonder" is just that but some filler on here. Reminiscent of Scary Monsters. Better just getting Best of David Bowie for his best 90s tracks,
Published 16 months ago by Marty Ray Catcher
5.0 out of 5 stars my current favourite
This is my current favourite Bowie, a tremendous return to form after the wilderness years and certainly the noisiest album he's ever made!
Published 16 months ago by old codger
3.0 out of 5 stars Bowie's worst musical direction
I've always loved the fact that no two albums of David Bowie were the same but often there was a track on one which gave an indication where the next album would lead. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Richard A. Mccook
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