Author Topic: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...  (Read 907 times)

kalowski

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Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« on: May 04, 2021, 09:23:47 PM »
Hunky Dory
Aladdin Sane
Young Americans
Station to Station
Low
Heroes
Lodger

...and probably
Diamond Dogs
Scary Monsters

Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2021, 09:27:32 PM »
Yes to these except Young Americans and Lodger. I'm not Aladdin Sane is better, either.

Great thread, cheers

rue the polywhirl

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Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2021, 09:31:33 PM »
David Bowie Greatest Hits.

kalowski

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Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2021, 09:37:54 PM »
Yes to these except Young Americans and Lodger. I'm not Aladdin Sane is better, either.

Great thread, cheers
Young Americans has a couple of turkeys: Fame and Across the Universe, but I adore every other track. I really love Lodger too.
Aladdin Sane let down by Let's Spend the Night Together, but Ziggy has Star and Hang Onto Yourself as the weak links (confession: I like It Ain't Easy).

The Mollusk

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Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2021, 10:11:17 PM »
How in the sweet fuck is “Fame” a turkey?! That tune SPANKS

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Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2021, 10:29:38 PM »
Aladdin Sane let down by Let's Spend the Night Together, but Ziggy has Star and Hang Onto Yourself as the weak links (confession: I like It Ain't Easy).

Hang On To Yourself did give the world the sleng teng riddim though.
I don't dislike It Ain't Easy but the verses sound like Rentaghost or something.

buttgammon

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Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2021, 10:36:09 PM »
Hunky Dory
Aladdin Sane
Young Americans
Station to Station
Low
Heroes
Lodger


...and probably
Diamond Dogs
Scary Monsters

Correct (I'd put it neck and neck with Young Americans and a notch above the others).

Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2021, 11:03:58 PM »
only Statto to Statto and Blackstar for me, Manish

Brundle-Fly

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Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2021, 11:35:28 PM »
The Deram years.

Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2021, 09:11:20 AM »
How in the sweet fuck is “Fame” a turkey?! That tune SPANKS

A groove so funky that James Brown got jealous and nicked it

The Mollusk

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Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2021, 09:22:25 AM »
A groove so funky that James Brown got jealous and nicked it

It’s so good. The slap of the bass whump... whump makes me want to strut down the street pointing at things emphatically in time with it. I first heard it on the amazing “Yeah Right!” skate video and the way the editing set those whumps in time with the skater landing tricks was awesome, I was totally sucked into it. Incredibly cool.

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Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2021, 09:50:28 AM »
It's Hunky Dory, Station to Station, Low, Heroes, Scary Monsters and Blackstar. Thank you.

The Mollusk

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Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2021, 09:57:47 AM »
To be perfectly fair to “Low”, it’s better than pretty much any other album period.

Thomas

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Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2021, 09:57:52 AM »
I have never listened to Tonight and Never Let Me Down in full, so it could be them.

Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2021, 10:20:21 AM »
For me Alan it's-

Hunky Dory
Station To Station
The first side of Low
Lodger
Blackstar

Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2021, 11:26:04 AM »
On any given day it changes but on average:

Station to Station
Heroes
Diamond Dogs
Hunky Dory

Johnboy

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Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2021, 12:45:21 PM »
There are three that are as good as Ziggy, wouldn't say they are better

Diamond Dogs
Heroes
Station to Station

shagatha crustie

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Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2021, 03:56:00 PM »
People only bring Ziggy down a peg because of overfamiliarity, it's easily in his top tier. There are six or seven GREAT songs on there, towering by anyone's standards, including non-singles. Dunno how many e.g. Scary Monsters has but it ain't that many.

Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2021, 01:58:23 PM »
Obviously, we all know that none of his albums is ACTUALLY better than Ziggy Stardust, but if I were to pretend that any of them were, I'd go for this:

- Aladdin Sane
- Diamond Dogs
- Station to Station
- Lodger (I love this album; it's got a very haunting quality)
- Blackstar

Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2021, 02:12:08 PM »
- Lodger (I love this album; it's got a very haunting quality)

It's him running on fumes but in a good way. Two songs have the same chord sequence, one song is "Sister Midnight" with different words, one song is "All The Young Dudes" backwards and then he tries to be David Byrne on a couple.

Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2021, 02:54:14 PM »
Outside.

Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2021, 03:16:48 PM »
Hunky Dory, Station to Station, Blackstar, Low, mayyyybe the Idiot; several of the latter ones would've had a chance if they were 10-20 minutes shorter too tbh


It is just that Ziggy is overfamiliar though, yeah.

Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2021, 08:48:43 PM »
Outside.

Let's go then. Let's go then. You and me. You and me. Come on.

kalowski

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Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2021, 09:31:32 PM »
Tell you all what, maybe I am over familiar with Ziggy Stardust, but Hunky Dory is definitely better than it. I've got it on right now and I am glued... it's a brilliant record.

Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2021, 03:11:48 AM »
Unfortunately Ziggy Stardust is his best album, as obvious and boring as that may be.

Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2021, 07:55:17 AM »
Unfortunately Ziggy Stardust is his best album, as obvious and boring as that may be.
It is certainly his most overrated.

Re: Bowie albums that are better than Ziggy Stardust...
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2021, 07:37:47 PM »
Unfortunately Ziggy Stardust is his best album, as obvious and boring as that may be.

It's not better than Hunky Dory though.

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