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Friday, January 3, 2014

Discographies Dissected: David Bowie, his first album from 1967: David Bowie

What: Album Review
Who: David Bowie
Album: Self Titled Debut Album, 1967

Coming from another world away, David Bowie busted out onto the music scene with his self titled debut album in 1976. The album was a two part record at the time and was four records shy from his famous "Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars". The entire thing was extremely far ahead of its time and even listening to it now, one can speculate that it sounds as if it came out in the late 80s, 90s or even 2000's as a pop effort.
Listening to it carefully one can sense and tell the album contains several themes to it, which of course is what makes it so much fun to listen to. Any fan of Bowie's should listen to this album at least one as it truly was his first musical release before he became famous. What stands out most on the album besides the notorious catchy tunes and dance alike music is of course his lyrics. The lyrics on the album signifies that Bowie is perhaps one of the greatest lyrical gods of our time. Unlike most modern rock groups out today where the lyrics have seemed to fall behind the music, David Bowie's 1967 album proves that sometimes lyrics can be just as entertaining and great as the musicians themselves. Who can not enjoy listening to the lyrics of Please Mr. Gravedigger or Sell me a Coat? This is classic Bowie.

Grade A or A -
or 4 out of 5 stars

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