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#246: Low by David Bowie

3.26.2012


Low by David Bowie (1977)

Favorite Track(s): "Breaking Glass" and "Sound and Vision" and "Be My Wife" and "Subterraneans"

Thoughts: (Pre-Listening) Is anyone else still basking in the afterglow of Bruce? I know I am. I think I listened to "Fade Away" at least 30 times this weekend. Thank you, JESUS!

But David Bowie! We like him. We've had three Bowie albums so far on the list: #417: ChangesOneBowie (my favorite, but that's probably because it's a compilation album), #319: Station to Station (I was not a fan), and #274: Aladdin Sane (brilliant).

Unfortunately for me, this album was his first after Station to Station. And so all I can do is hope that his style changed from that album to this one. And it's Bowie, so you know the chances of that are actually pretty good.

I like the album cover, so that's a starting place.

(Post-Listening) Much more fun than I expected! More pop, more beautiful instrumentals, more experimentation without sacrificing listen-ability.

Is This Better Than The River?: I won't contest its position, but no.

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