David Bowie – My Opinions
David Bowie is one of the all time greatest artists who manages to reinvent himself on every album. When considering David Bowie’s work I first like to think about his musical breakthrough Man of Words/Man of Music from 1969. The first track, Space Odessey, is one of those songs that you will never forget. It almost defies classification when compared with the styles being explored by other big musical acts at the time. It is melodic yet also kind of brooding and tense while managing to still be upbeat. At heart it is just weird.
After his breakthrough mainly due to the hit, Space Odessey, his most noteworthy album would have to be Ziggy Stardust released in 1972. This is one of David Bowie’s most listenable albums from beginning to end. It has a lot of his greatest songs all wrapped up into one fairly short album. The best of this album is the title track, Ziggy Stardust. However, two other greats are the Bowie’s standard, Suffragette City, and the memorable Rock n Roll Suicide.
A good example of how Bowie has managed to change his musical style and reinvent himself with every release is 1983’s Let’s Dance. It features the hits Modern Love, China Girl, and the title track Let’s Dance. This album overall is more mainstream and pop oriented than most of Bowie’s work. It just goes to prove you never get the same David Bowie twice.
Some of David Bowie’s albums include David Bowie, Man of Words/Man of Music, Space Oddity, The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Pin-Ups, Diamond Dogs, Young Americans, Station to Station, Low, Heroes, Lodger, Scary Monsters, Let’s Dance, Tonight, Never Let Me Down, Black Tie, White Noise, The Buddha of Suburbia, Outside, Earthling, Hours, Heathen and Reality.