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5.0 out of 5 stars i don't even know where to start about scary monsters, January 5, 2006
This review is from: Scary Monsters (Audio CD)
sometimes music can be a life altering experience. when this album came out, i was a freshman in high school in a small midwestern town. i stumbled across it, probably from a review in rolling stone or cream, and listened to it through headphones in my bedroom for hours on end. as i grew up, the age of the cd came along and this album sat in the 2 crates of albums i refuse to let go of.

my 9 yr. old son got one of those mp3 player things for christmas and we have spent the last few nights downloading the songs he likes onto it. well, once again i stumbled across scary monsters out there in internet land and downloaded it onto my computer.

i am now sitting here again with headphones on singing all these songs and dancing like a wildman. the lyrics of 25 years ago just flow out of me like breathing even though i have not heard them forever. the music is just as fresh now as it was then.

people more knowledgable than i can review the merits of each particular song in objective and analytical ways, but i cannot. they can compare this album to other bowie albums, but i cannot. i cannot because this album is impressed upon my musical soul. it opened my ears to all kinds of music i never knew existed. i could have been a top 40 listener for the rest of my life, but i did not and it was because of the power of this masterpiece.
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Initial post: Feb 23, 2013 4:45:44 PM PST
D. Campbell says:
yes

Posted on Mar 9, 2013 4:15:45 PM PST
JtF says:
A heart-felt and moving review, which I enjoyed reading very much. Yes, I agree that Scary Monsters is a masterpiece - a timeless classic.

Posted on Jun 11, 2014 10:42:14 AM PDT
You are a funny man!

Posted on Aug 10, 2014 8:29:57 PM PDT
Your review reminds us why art matters. Thanks for reminding me about what makes Bowie's music so important, and why I need to find a way to play my vinyl, or re-invest in a digital copy of this work.

Posted on Feb 7, 2015 10:12:43 AM PST
Andrew says:
Ok, well, I have to buy it now. I know what you're saying. I had a similarly glorious experience when I stumbled upon The Who's Quadrophenia. Now finally exploring Bowie, and learning about pop music all over again. :-)

Posted on Jan 24, 2016 5:13:41 PM PST
Leah Thomas says:
I never do this. But god, I just have to tell you -- I love this review, and it rings so true. Thank you for writing it.

Posted on Apr 17, 2016 5:47:24 PM PDT
Jane says:
Your review reminded me what really good music is supposed to do. Thanks!
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