The evolution of David Bowie's music through the 1970s

A Listmania! list by Hindburn (Church Stretton, Shropshire, England)
 
Space Oddity
1.  Space Oddity by David Bowie
The list author says:
  "Rather unfocussed and quirky hippie / folkie music, but the song Space Oddity has proven to be a lasting classic, and Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud gives a hint of the dramatic Bowie of the future"
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The Man Who Sold The World
2.  The Man Who Sold The World by David Bowie
The list author says:
  "A total contrast with the preceding album, as Bowie begins to establish his unique musical identity with this dark and disturbing heavy rock excursion into visions of insanity and a chaotic future"
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Hunky Dory
3.  Hunky Dory by David Bowie
The list author says:
  "Bowie now swings towards melodic and orchestrated pop, with a hint of cabaret style, whilst still retaining some unsettling lyrical subject matter - best songs Changes, Life on Mars and Quicksand"
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The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
4.  The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
The list author says:
  "Bowie's musical vision becomes very effectively focussed in the 'alien rock star' persona of Ziggy Stardust, with great songs such as Five years, Soul love, Moonage daydream and Starman"
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Aladdin Sane: Remastered
5.  Aladdin Sane: Remastered by David Bowie
The list author says:
  "One of the all-time classic glam rock albums - Mike Garson's avant garde piano work is brilliant on Aladdin sane, Time and Lady grinning soul, yet Mick Ronson's heavy guitar gives a hard rocking edge"
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Pin Ups
6.  Pin Ups by David Bowie
The list author says:
  "Bowie performs a collection of lesser known 60s pop hits in the Ziggy style - some tracks are a bit uninspiring but Sorrow and See Emily play are particularly well done"
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Diamond Dogs
7.  Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
The list author says:
  "Another apocalyptic vision of the future -  a broadly thematic work with some of Bowie's most moody and dramatic songs e.g. Sweet thing, We are the dead, Big brother, When you rock and roll with me"
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David Live: at the Tower Theatre Philadelphia/Remastered
8.  David Live: at the Tower Theatre Philadelphia/Remastered by David Bowie
The list author says:
  "It's not everybody's cup of tea to hear David perform many of his early classics in a schmaltzy, fake 'soul' style, but this new expanded version is a useful reminder of this experimental Bowie phase"
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Young Americans
9.  Young Americans by David Bowie
The list author says:
  "A radical change of direction as Bowie tries to reinvent himself as a white soul balladeer - a memorable and significant album with great songs such as Win, Fascination, Fame and the title track"
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Station To Station
10.  Station To Station by David Bowie
The list author says:
  "A hugely influential album, as Bowie's white soul music ideas develop into an increasingly robotic, detached and machine-like sound - yet Wild is the wind closes the album with real feeling"
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Low
11.  Low by David Bowie
The list author says:
  "The first of the Bowie / Eno Berlin trilogy of short, minimalistic songs and atmospheric, synth soundscape instrumentals - nothing like most earlier Bowie albums but no fan can afford to ignore it"
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Heroes
12.  Heroes by David Bowie
The list author says:
  "Low was a radical departure, whilst Heroes develops this new sound effectively, with a more sophisticated production and perhaps slightly more accessible music. The title track is a Bowie classic"
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Lodger
13.  Lodger by David Bowie
The list author says:
  "The last of the Trilogy, and comprising only concise, stripped-down songs rather than instrumentals. Often overshadowed by its two predecessors, this album still contains some good material"
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Stage: Live/Remastered
14.  Stage: Live/Remastered by David Bowie
The list author says:
  "This new and much improved CD edition of Bowie's 1978 concert, primarily featuring material from Low and Heroes, plus an interesting revisiting of several songs from the Ziggy Stardust era"
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Scary Monsters
15.  Scary Monsters by David Bowie
The list author says:
  "The last of the classic sequence of 70s Bowie albums, combining elements of heavy rock, synthesizers, disco, and punk - Bowie's legacy of the previous 10 years has a huge influence on music in the 80s"
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