I grew up in a somewhat musically oppressive household, so I'm still in the process of discovering his catalog. I'd heard the odd song on the radio & television here and there over the years, but didn't sit down and actually listen to a full album until about 2-3 years ago.
On the advice of a few friends, I started with Hunky Dory, and worked my way forward. I'm glad I did, because honestly, I really don't care for his first two albums, and I only enjoy about half of The Man Who Sold The World. Anyways, these same friends also suggested I avoid Let's Dance, and everything that came after it. I managed to do that for these last two years, but I finally came around and said to heck with it, I'll try them out, and I'm so glad I did!
So far, I honestly don't see what so many Bowie fans have against his work past 1980. I guess Let's Dance is supposed to be his "sell out" album? Maybe it is, but I truly enjoy it. It's catchy and fun, and Stevie Ray Vaughn's inclusion is a real treat. The cover of Criminal World is really good, and Cat People is as cool as it gets in my book.
I just got Heathen and Outside a few days ago, and I really like both of them too. Some of Outside is a little too out there for me, and I'm not a huge fan of the narrative tracks, but at least it's pretty interesting, and I LOVE Strangers When We Met, The Hearts Filthy Lesson, No Control, and especially the title track.
So yeah, really all I have left to listen to are:
Never Let Me Down
Black Tie White Noise
I'd appreciate your thoughts on these albums, and some suggestions on which one to get next. I already have the song "Bring Me The Disco King," and I absolutely love it (I'm a huge Maynard James Keenan fan), so if even half of Reality's tracks are of the same quality, I'm sure I'll be able to enjoy it. Feel free to talk about the rest of his catalog if you wish. It'd be great to hear some thoughts from other fans.
I appreciate your time and thoughts. BTW, just want to state that Scary Monsters is my favorite album of his at the moment, with Heroes following close behind.
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