4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I had never listened to this album before I bought it, only knowing Enola Gay. As I listened a thought struck me: the first 4 albums of OMD are a bit like the first 4 Radiohead (bear with me!).
1) OMITD or Pablo Honey - A good start but not completely successful albums.
2) Organisation or The Bends - A bit darker and more interesting textures.
3) Architecture & Morality or OK Computer: The best known, often seen as 'the classic' (but maybe not).
4) Dazzle Ships or Kid A: A sharp turn to planet experimental with some great results (for some people) whilst the rest of the population thinks 'Eh . . what's all that about?'.
So I'll never be a Nick Kent or Lester… Read more
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Many people write about how this album follows 'Low' and 'Heroes', or the (slightly misleading) Berlin Trilogy tag. What this music makes me think about is finding Bowie. Having bought Changestwobowie as a teenager around 1981/2 I started to buy his previous albums, Lodger was one of the first and remains a favorite. I loved the variety, the feeling that I was somewhere exotic (I never knew where the exotic was). My vinyl copy was getting so scratched that I needed a replacement and listening again made me feel excited about the music Bowie was making, with his usual keen eye at this time for musicians to realize the sound in his head. Lodger doesn't seem to fit in with the previous two… Read more