All the years I've been a Bowie fan ( for over 30 years now ) all the albums I see come and go, but one stays in my mind as top notch and most excellent and that is 1. Outside, It always holds my full attention.
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Mt Obvious (Login Dr.Ink) BW Member 22.214.171.124
June 13 2012, 3:09 AM
... It rings with ironic humour, is lush
with electronic and acoustic renderings of the most
sincere attempts of modernist artistic expression.
I think the less than stellar artistic acceptance
of the Bowie oeuvre caused bowie to tunnel into
lowest common denomination of pop/rock
commonality and morph his talents into cracking
the contemporary successes of whatever was hot 100.
pin ups - yes i would say so and Lee i can't agree it's lacklustre it rocks hard.
lodger again like the man who sold the world for a long time was undervalued and often overlooked compared to many of his other albums, but i think things have turned around in more recent years with both finding a place in many critics top ten bowie albums.
buddha of suburbia - most definately needs a wider audience a long forgotten gem of an album.
1.outside i agree with a claude its a very good album but not a superb one and it's certainly not underrated, if anything quite the opposite.
BTWN i would say not it did reach number one in the uk and did pretty well but again it's not a great bowie album with a handful of excellent songs.
hours i like better and i would say again is underated, thursdays child was wrongly chosen as the lead off single.
never let me down - well you all know my love for this album again wrong lead off single, it is an excellent pop album of it's time.some fans seem to jump on the critics bandwagon with this album, they tell em it's crap so they start to believe it, don't listen just enjoy.if you took out 87 and cry or new yorks in love and replaced it with julie - top notch.
tonight - again not as bad as it's made out to be, not by a long way.take out i keep forgettin and again an excellent album.
tin machine 1 - at the time was raved about but opinions seems to have gone backwards for some reason - underrated yes.
tin machine 2 - yes again - sold poorly unfairly so, baby universal as a lead single it's fortunes may have been different.
Yeah "lodger" for me... Loved it back in the day & still do, Some gems in there... Was it one of Bowie's lowest selling albums? If so shows that shifting units doesn't always go hand in hand with quality.
Ironic that Tin Machine were marketed in black & white, no grey areas. That's how I took to the songs... I really liked some & really hated others... No growers for me, not like like many of his previous works.
I still think the main reason Bowie wanted a vehicle like Tin Machine was that it showed that he was trying very hard to remove himself him from the mediocrity that was Tonight & NLMD, and to that end I think it worked, as some great stuff followed.
Definitely Buddha. As engaging a work of musical enchantment as any The Gentleman has ever done, and at first the record shops lumped it with the soundtracks rather than the Bowie albums as if it had nothing to do with Bowie, when it's actually a jewel in the Thin White Emperor's musical crown!
as in the first TM album (the second one had its moments too).
I might listen to it less these days but among the genuinely overlooked / underrated albums it's pretty good.
Outside and Pin Ups have had mentions here, but they do actually get very favourable mentions here and there already.
Tin Machine are the butt of jokes and a general Bowie 'dirty word', which is a shame.
It wasn't just (good, imo) hard rock, it was tender ballads too.
The next EMI Expanded Editions:
* What are your hopes for these releases?
* Let's have The Man Who Sold The World with the complete Paris Cinema Studios, Feb 5, 1970 radio concert, and the complete April 1970 radio session. Hunky Dory - add the complete Paris Cinema Studios concert, June 1971 in stereo, from the BBC Stereo Transcription LP if the master is lost!
* Any future live 1974 release MUST include a recording of Drive In Saturday from the early part of the tour, it's classic!
The next DVD release?
* Cracked Actor / Omnibus documentary must be released on DVD!
with some of the best drumming too on any bowie album.
dunbar done a sterling job for me and he does'nt get any real credit for it.
pin ups has real balls.
vocally too bowie is so on form, he's all over the place but so effective.