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#274: Aladdin Sane by David Bowie

1.31.2012


Aladdin Sane by David Bowie (1973)

Favorite Track(s): "Watch That Man" and "Drive-In Saturday" and "Panic in Detroit" and "Time" and "The Prettiest Star" and "Let's Spend the Night Together" and "Jean Genie" and "Lady Grinning Soul"

Thoughts: (Pre-Listening) Yay! 3rd Bowie album. We didn't love Station to Station, and ChangesOneBowie was technically a compilation album, so really it's more like our 2nd.

I'm excited about this one because I think I love Ziggy Stardust (or this supposed version of him, Aladdin Sane) much better than The Thin White Duke. (And I may have said it before but I will say it again, I owe the birth of my Bowie-appreciation to my ex-roommate Amber--who just had a baby boy!--who showed me Labyrinth.)

(Post-Listening) Yes, this is the classic glam(with a splash of hillbilly)rock I love. The songs are varied, unique, and his voice is so iconic. The album actually rocked harder than I expected (save for "Time" and "Lady Grinning Soul"), but I didn't mind. It was other-worldly without sounding lazy or boring--my favorite kind of Bowie.

Is This Better Than Help!?: Yes.


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