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Album of the month - Low

StarfuckStarfuck Registered User, ClubPA regular
edited January 2007 in Social Entropy++
Ok, so it has been a while since I've done this, so let me get in the groove here. In the past these essential album threads have included The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds, The Orb - The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld and I think we must have done a Pink Floyd one that included Ummagumma, because that is my favorite Floyd album.

This months essential album of the month is...

David Bowie - Low
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Now, the reason I have chosen Low rather than Ziggy Stardust or another album is one, this is Bowies first collaboration with Brian Eno (who should be expected to pop up on this album of the month list sometime in the future) and two, this album really brings together a variety of style, yet still manages to flow as a complete album rather than just a collection of good songs tossed together into a mediocre album, it is a collection of good songs blended together into a great album.

Now, the first time I heard Low was back in high school when the only Bowie I was really familiar with was Changes and Ziggy and Bowie was pretty much not very interesting to me. I was in a local Pasadena record shop called Poo-Bahs which at the time was being run out a guys house he converted into a record store and I was making a purchase when I heard Sound and Vision playing over the store stereo. I asked the stoner behind the counter what this was and I purchased my gold edition cd of Low. At the time, I really only knew of Eno from some of his work with U2 and after heaing Low, I was a definite Eno fan.

Low has a wikipedia page if you so desire to check it out.
David Bowie - Low

All in all, I would highly recommend that Low be in any music collectors collection of gems. It is a great album experiment from its era that has been highly influential throughout the years (wikipedia says so, it must be true).

Go forth and listen!

disclaimer - I am just some asshole who really likes this album, if you have a differing opinion, say so and if you have gems you think every music collector should have, discuss it. starfuck out!

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  • Red ZoneRed Zone Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    That guy is a fag

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  • mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Red Zone wrote:
    That guy is a fag

    and he's still like a million times cooler than you will ever be

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  • The_DcipleThe_Dciple Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I can't listen to the original recording of Ziggy Stardust since playing Guitar Hero.

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  • CalliusCallius Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Oh god, I love David Bowie.

    I really should get more of his albums.

    Thanks for the post, Odoe. It was really informative.

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  • GABBO GABBO GABBOGABBO GABBO GABBO Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I approve of this "Album of the month."

    (Although I would have chosen The Blow's Paper Television. It's fucking awesome.)

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  • dushdush Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Callius wrote:
    Oh god, I love David Bowie.

    I really should get more of his albums.

    yeah me too

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    dush wrote:
    Callius wrote:
    Oh god, I love David Bowie.

    I really should get more of his albums.

    yeah me too

    Same. I got into him really late too. Like I bought the Seu Jorge/Life Aquatic album after watching the movie, and bought some David Bowie cds to listen to the songs in english (what a silly ass reason). I knew I should have bought all of his cds right after I rewatched Labyrinth a bunch of times in high school.

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Manifest wrote:
    I approve of this "Album of the month."

    (Although I would have chosen The Blow's Paper Television. It's fucking awesome.)

    You're so Indy hipster your shit has better taste in music then 90% of us.

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  • Red ZoneRed Zone Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
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    One of the best albums ever

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  • StarfuckStarfuck Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2007
    It's like Oprah's book of the month club, except she has a bigger penis than me.

    I don't know too many indie bands or influential indie albums. Are they still indie if they become really influential? I don't know how that stuff works. I do have a Decemberists album I have not listened to yet because they seem to give Deni chubbies. Indie bands I can think of as being unfluential that I really like, At the Drive-In and The Pixies (everyone loves the Pixies and they're indie right). Yeah, I don't know.

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  • xeroismygodxeroismygod Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Bowie is king and also leader of The Guild.

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  • SephSeph Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Bowie is leader of the thieves guild

    he wants you to go steal some sexay

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I support this thread and will get this album

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  • Shujin KatanaShujin Katana ClubPA regular
    edited January 2007
    David Bowie has reached a new Low

    haha

    haha

    ...

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  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I think I am going to pick this up and an new copy of My Aim is True today. I love Bowie and I love Elvis Costello.

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I would go for Scythe's album Decay probably because it is not an obvious choice but it is still pretty amazing

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  • WevsWevs __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2007
    Oh yeah totally.

    Total.

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  • LardalishLardalish Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Did he write the songs on Laberynth or just sing them?

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  • QuadropheniaQuadrophenia Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    This:

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    should be the next album of the month. Listen to it if you haven't already, it's my favorite of all time.

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  • Akilae729Akilae729 Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I'm a huge bowie fan, and yes, that album is definitely badass

    EDIT: For the record, I think Hunky Dory will always be my favorite bowie album

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  • FerryFerry Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I am just digging Man Who Sold the World too much right now.

    Damn it is an awesome album

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  • FerryFerry Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Seriously how can anyone not love an album with Lovecraftian themes, god computers, and murderous assassins!

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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Starfuck wrote:
    In the past these essential album threads have included The Orb - The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld

    <3<3<3

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  • SlungsolowSlungsolow Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2007
    if given the choice between Bowie albums, I would go with the Lennon/Vandross collaborated "Young Americans". But Low is good too.

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  • Riggs BlitzkriegRiggs Blitzkrieg Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I got this album a few weeks ago. it kicks ass

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