🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 David Bowie

Hello! Let’s find out who DiS considers worthy of a 5 or a 1 or whatever. Hot takes welcome, obviously. We’ll be following the same format as the TV vote, so you all know the drill.
Let’s get straight into it with one of the big hitters

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Bonus poll:
Best song. These will be taken from a best of or equivalent, but other options are encouraged to be discussed etc

  • Space Oddity
  • The Man Who Sold the World
  • Oh You Pretty Things
  • Changes
  • Life on Mars
  • Starman
  • Ziggy Stardust
  • Suffragette City
  • John I’m Only Dancing
  • The Jean Genie
  • Drive in Saturday
  • Sorrow
  • Diamond Dogs
  • Rebel Rebel
  • Young Americans
  • Fame
  • Golden Years
  • Tvc15
  • Wild Is the Wind
  • Sound and Vision
  • Heroes
  • Boys Keep Swinging
  • Under Pressure (ft. Queen)
  • Ashes to Ashes
  • Fashion
  • Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
  • Let’s Dance
  • China Girl
  • Modern Love
  • Blue Jean
  • This Is Not America (ft. Pat Metheny Group)
  • Loving the Alien
  • Dancing in the Street (ft. Mick Jagger)
  • Absolute Beginners
  • Jump They Say
  • Hallo Spaceboy
  • Little Wonder
  • I’m Afraid of Americans
  • Slow Burn
  • Other (please specify)

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Obviously Bowie is the best pop star ever

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pretty good but tried a bit too hard.

Another B+ artist like Hendrix

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Gave him a three for labyrinth

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I’m seething already, fuck these threads

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One of the greatest recording artists there has ever been. Just the sheer scope of genres, styles etc is staggering really, especially for the time. I’ve never gone really deep though, obviously there are albums I know and love but I’ve never delved 100% into everything. And obviously there is an amount of dross, especially around the 80s I guess, but still a 5 for me.

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argh trying to remember that yes_ quote about bowie - something something post 9/11 indie dads something.

he’s alright.

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he changed his hair and outfits a lot but his music didn’t change much really

That is one hot take Bam. And I have to do some work for a bit, so well timed! You’re wrong, by the way.

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That’s just plain wrong though isn’t it.

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not at all, obviously production choices changed cos the 80s but I don’t think the way he thought about songs or the type of songs he made or the boogiewoogie rhythm changed much. sound and vision might as well be on ziggy stardust

B+ is a high score, everyone!

Nothing wrong with a B+

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Ziggy Stardust, Low, Station to Station, 1. Outside, Blackstar… all sound the same mates

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exactly. good and impressive workmanlike artist!

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obviously I’m just talking about his music and not how good he was at being famous

Space Oddity, Modern Love and Lazarus might as well be condensed into a 3 parter.

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(Hendrix is an A+ though)

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hi @Funkhouser could you make it so we can see the poll results now rather than when it’s closed? it’s quite annoying

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as if

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