The Man Who Sold The World was a crucial turning point for David Bowie as it marked the first time he found a solid direction in which to channel his ideas. This time it came in the form of maniacal hard-rock, which, when combined with some of Bowie's finest, twisted, self-searching poetry, made for a truly astounding and groundbreaking release. It may not be as consistent or hit-worthy as some of his later work, but The Man Who Sold The World was undeniably one hell of a way to enter the seventies - a decade which would soon witness the true birth of it's Bowie-shaped master.
Bowie Sabbath! It's underrated because the average Bowie fan misses the point and hates anything with balls. It would be his top-to-bottom no-filler best album if Station to Station and maybe Aladdin Sane didn't exist.