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5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL album, 23 Dec 2005
This review is from: The Man Who Sold The World (Audio CD)
Reading the other reviews of this album, I wonder if I heard the same album.
For me, many bands/artists have released ONE great album. Very few have managed more than that. Bowie managed two (and a lot of very good ones). "The Man Who Sold the World" and "Low" (which I think is one of the best albums by anyone - ever) still bring shivvers to my spine.
The only really poor track on this album is "She Shook Me Cold". Uninteresting, unwritten, unrehearsed drivvel!.
But the rest of the album is pure magic. "After All" is haunting, whistful and enormously sad. "The Width of a Circle" rambles a bit and contains a number of inelegant changes but still retains attention. "Running Gun Blues" and "Saviour Machine" are short and punchy and "The Supermen" makes a fine, heroic (though again, sad) ending/climax.
For me, the absolute highlight of the album is "All The Mad Men". There is so much going on in here. Wonderful synth parts, Ronno at his best and Bowie singing about insanity in way that makes you wonder if he really knows......
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Initial post: 14 Nov 2008 18:44:26 GMT
Ca you say Bowie has produced 2 great albums, have you heard the others as there must be a dozen great albums, I would say
TMWSTW,HUNKY DORY,ZIGGY,ALADDIN,DIAMOND DOGS,STATIONTOSTATION,LOW,SCARY MONSTERS,TIN MACHINE 1,TIN MACHINE 2,OUTSIDE,AND HEATHEN.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2009 01:55:54 GMT
Ca Marsh says:
Sorry for the delay - only just spotted this: For me, many of Bowie's albums stand head and shoulders above the output of others - in fact there's very little of his stuff that I actively dislike ('Young Americans' mainly) but only the two I mentioned are (for me) 'great'. Many others are 'nearly great'. Bowie's work is WAY outside my normal listening so it says much for the man that I enjoy so much of his stuff. I have 20 of his albums (which I guess makes me a 'fan' ;-))

I think we're NEARLY in agreement, sir. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Oct 2010 21:58:02 BDT
He is bobbins apart frm "Laughing Gnome"
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