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Been on a Bowie kick lately after watching "The Life Aquatic". I was obsessed with the man back in my sophomore year of high school, so its a bit of a nostalgic trip for me. Pointless list I guess, but I need something to do while I decide what to review next. Anyways, my favorite Bowies, best to worst.
1David Bowie
Station to Station

In my opinion, the one time Bowie was really ahead of the game instead of just imitating. A really odd album that sort of calls back to "Hunky Dory" and "Young Americans" while sounding somewhat demented. You can just tell Bowie is doped up out of his fucking mind of this thing. I've always use this album as an example for those "slightly deranged" albums out there. Albums like "Angel Dust" and "You Think You Really Know Me" that sound like they could be normal records, if it wasn't for this creepy fucked up aesthetic to them.
2 David Bowie
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

This one always moves up and down the top five, but at this point, its standing strong at a #2. Anyways, what is there to say about this thing that hasn't already been said? More or less the only glam album you NEED to own. A collection of the period's best pop ideas and filtered through Bowie's eccentric concept. Amazing guitar work, vocals, and melodies make this one of rock's undisputed classics.
3David Bowie

Again, another album that moves up and down this list. It sits at #3 simply because the first half is the best thing Bowie did during this period. The ambient part is awesome and all, but I personally think "Heroes" beats it in those regards. Anyways, this is another instance where Bowie was more or less peerless, though I refuse to give him too much credit seeing as he probably wouldn't have made an album like this without Eno. Regardless, it's weird, poppy, and ahead of its time.
4David Bowie

The production on this album is a little cold, but regardless, its filled with so much great guitar work, production tricks, and dark proto-industrial electronics that it manages to be one of Bowie's most daunting records. The ambient side to this is some of the best work Eno has ever done. And the title track is just gorgeous...almost impossible to describe how beautiful it is.
5David Bowie
Hunky Dory

Kitsch, glam, showtunes, pop, and sophisto bounciness made this Bowie's first true classic. It can get a little bland at parts, but overall, its one of his most fun, and at the same time, grand albums.
6David Bowie

Really underrated. Out of all the Berlin-era stuff, its definitely the strangest. I don't know what to call this most of the time, but all the stuff he had been working towards gets mixed with world music and all sorts of other weird electronic gloss. The only thing that keeps this at #6 is just how cold it feels at time.
7David Bowie
Aladdin Sane

Ziggy Stardust's lesser cousin, but nonetheless, a pretty good rock album. Some cool experiments here, along with some pretty straightforward rock stuff. Not much to say about this one, other than its just pretty enjoyable.
8David Bowie
Scary Monsters

A bit overrated, I guess because it was his last really good album. It sounds like a more commercial approach to what he was doing during his Berlin-era stuff.
9David Bowie
The Man Who Sold The World

Bowie's first step in the right direction. Still folksy and psychedelic but moving into more glam territory. Not a bad album, but not all that memorable.
10David Bowie
Young Americans

Two classic songs, one awful cover, and a bunch of average songs. Captures the spirit of the time I s'pose, but its still pretty bland and cheesy. The one thing saving this are some great melodies at times.
11David Bowie
Diamond Dogs

This album has always irked me for some reason. The concept doesn't really work, and its just such a drab listen. Where "Station to Station" displayed a coke head Bowie who happened to blend all these odd fascinations together, "Diamond Dogs" is more of a coke head Bowie drowning in his own glam image. Just very murky, depressing, and forgettable.
12David Bowie

Could've been pretty cool. Dark and moody late period Bowie with awesome piano work. However, I just can't help but get bored with this really quick. It just sorta drags on way too long.
13David Bowie
Space Oddity

Title track is amazing. The rest, not so much. Non-offensive, but pretty forgettable early Bowie.
14David Bowie
Pin Ups

Some decent covers mixed with awful ones. Still, the song choice is pretty nice.
15David Bowie
David Bowie

Is there really much to say about this? There's a reason nobody remembers it. Again, not really offensive, but there's no real reason to listen to it.
16 David Bowie
Let's Dance

A huge step down for Bowie. Amongst a bunch of awful dance tracks are two decent pop songs. However, I will always hate Bowie's version of "China Girl". It doesn't do the original justice.
17David Bowie

A decent enough album I suppose, but it tries to capture the magic of old Bowie and just fails. Some great songs here, but overall it seems a bit faceless. And I just can't stand the vocals on some of these tracks. .
18David Bowie

I sorta feel the same way about this as I do "Heathen". There's some grasps for good ol' Bowie, but its just so bland and forgettable.
19David Bowie

WHY?! Dum'n'Bass experiment. Its pretty annoying and cheesy, but in all honesty a lot of these tracks aren't bad. I think it may just be an aesthetic I dislike, I don't know. Some really cool moments though.
20David Bowie
Black Tie White Noise

About as boring as the album title sounds. Could almost pass for a Prince album of the same era.
21David Bowie
Hours I don't know, some moments make me think this could've been cool (lots of MBV style keyboards on some songs), but overall...just...bland...bad production...bad idea.
22David Bowie

Same vein as "Let's Dance", without any good songs. So, it sucks.
23David Bowie
Never Let Me Down

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