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Richard A. Mccook "Dr Van Scaredstiff" (Northern Ireland)
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Earthling
Earthling
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bowie's worst musical direction, 13 April 2013
This review is from: Earthling (Audio CD)
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. This is no exception as the album version of Hallo Spaceboy would have fit nicely on this album. The problem is I don't like the Drum 'n Bass sound. I find it too cluttered and to be honest, an absolute mess. It's a real pity as buried beneath this clatter are some really good melodic songs such as The Last Thing You Should Do, Seven Years In Tibet and Little Wonder. I would loved to have heard this album in demo form as I think it would have sounded much better than the finished article. Thankfully he ditched this sound and has since produced four top notch albums as well as the wonderful, but yet to be released, Toy album.


Diamond Dogs
Diamond Dogs
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate album, 15 Mar. 2013
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This review is from: Diamond Dogs (Audio CD)
This is simply the best album released by anyone ever. It contains so many different styles of music with each song being of the highest quality in its own field. Stones rock (Diamond Dogs), Shaft style funk (1984), Glam (Rebel Rebel), Goth (We Are The Dead), New Romantic -years before it was invented- (Big Brother / Chant), Ballad (Rock n Roll With Me) and cabaret (Sweet Thing medley). The beauty is that it all blends together perfectly giving the ultimate listening experience. A special mention must go to the Sweet Thing medley as it is possibly the best track Bowie has ever done.


The Next Day
The Next Day
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Return Of The Thin White Duke, 14 Mar. 2013
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This review is from: The Next Day (Audio CD)
Worth the price alone for "You Feel So Lonely You Could Die". If you threw "Drive In Saturday" and "Rock n Roll Suicide" up in the air this is what would come down. Other highlights include the driving "If You Can See Me", the Ziggyish "Valentine's Day", the incredibly catchy "So She" and the title track, the best opener since "The Wedding".
Give this album a chance. It warrants at least 6 listens as it really does grow on you and is fast climbing the league of my favourite Bowie albums.
Awesome album!
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Tonight
Tonight
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Guilty Pleasure, 14 Mar. 2013
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This review is from: Tonight (Audio CD)
I realize this is no Diamond Dogs (the greatest album ever!) or anything else he released in the 1970's but I can't help having a real soft spot for this album. With only 4 "new" songs it does have the feel of a patchwork album. Most Bowie fans point out "Loving The Alien" and "Blue Jean" as it's highlights but I (sharp intake of breath) would go for the title track and the elevator music that is "Don't Look Down". I feel as if I should be apologising as this album is derided by most Bowie fans as well as, well, anybody who has heard it.

I still think it is more enjoyable than "Never Let Me Down", "Black Tie White Noise", "Earthling" and "Tin Machine 2", Anyway, each to their own!


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