"A GODAWFUL SMALL AFFAIR"
|Source: Bowienet (if it's still called that)|
Written by: G.F. HIRONS
Chronologically critiquing David Bowie's albums, as based on opinions formed during a (nearly) comprehensive listen through in order conducted in February - March 2013.
Time taken to listen to all of David Bowie's albums in order: 20 days (including 14 day wait for the release of "The Next Day")
Time taken to finish writing these columns: 365 days exactly! I knew it must be around that, but only just realised it was on the nose.
TOP FIVE ALBUMS:
1. "STATION TO STATION" (1976)
2. "Low" (1977)
3. "Outside" (1995)
4. "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)" (1980)
5. "Diamond Dogs" (1974)
25. "TONIGHT" (1984)
24. "Heathen" (2002)
23. "David Bowie" (1967)
22. "Pin Ups" (1973)
21. "David Bowie" ["Space Oddity"] (1969)
But it's not all bad - to show that every cloud has a silver lining, and there's diamonds in the sand and every turn, here's three great tracks from that festering five...
"BLUE JEAN" (from "Tonight")
"THE WILD EYED BOY FROM FREECLOUD" (from "David Bowie" [Space Oddity])
"SORROW" (from "Pin Ups")
BEST EXTRA CREDIT SEGMENT:
IGGY POP "The Idiot" (1977)
FINAL STATEMENT: Whether you agreed with me or not, I hope this series has inspired you to listen to these albums for the first time, or revisit the many twists and turns of David Bowie's career.
Due to personal circumstances, there will now be a break in service - apart from Engine Blood's (pre-prepared and therefore out of date) preview of the 2014 Formula One season, which will now run daily for the next Christ knows how long. But stay tuned for our next epic project, a teaser for which will be released on March 31st.