- Aug 1, 2019
You are overlooking some great later albums, such as 1. OutsideI have done this a couple of years ago.
All albums in order.
There are two things you notice .
1... There are not as many great tracks as you think there are.
2... If you divide his albums at the half way point, the first half of his career contain all the albums
you would want to listen to or try out.
The second half of his records, around the 1983 period onwards, are all pretty much awful.
The problem with a great name like David Bowie is that people are far too generous with their views on the said albums brilliance (or otherwise) probably because they do not want to contradict the normal response people have to Bowie.
Try to think of it like this......
If any album after 1983 was to have been released by a different artist, just starting out in the industry, then it would have been completely ignored.
Once your reputation is established, you can release any old nonsense and as long as money can be made, the record company will not really care, and neither will the fans by and large...........
If I had intended to overlook any albums, I would never have taken on the vast task of listening in the first place. There would have been no point.You are overlooking some great later albums, such as 1. Outside
You are correct, Bowie did make the very fine Scary Monsters in early (1980).Firstly, this article is a bloody mess. Can the editors make sense of it? The writer must have been on hallucinogens.
Secondly, to another poster, Bowie did kick off the 80s with the excellent Scary Monsters, and the very good - imho - Let’s Dance. Singles apart, the rest of his 80s albums were just poor.
Third, to a poster singing the praises of Outside - Bowie confessed it’s such a scary album he himself couldn’t listen to it anymore.
Fourth, again pointed to the ‘needle in a haystack’ poster - Heathen was a great album. And Earthling was vastly underrated if anyone besides a critic cared to listen.