Top 5 David Bowie Albums (with Videos)


Rock icon David Bowie has passed away after an 18 month battle with cancer, but his music and influence will live on forever. Over the years, Bowie transformed his style and sound many times, and every time he did, he managed to innovate new & fascinating sub-genres of music; he was truly a man light years ahead of his time. Check out our Top 5 David Bowie Albums list to see our five favorite times when Bowie rocked the music world to its very foundations with his mind-bending songwriting skills!

1) The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust

  • Album Released: June 1972
  • BPI certified Platinum
  • The album tells the story of Bowie's alter ego Ziggy Stardust, a rock star who acts as a messenger for extraterrestrial beings
  • The album, and the character of Ziggy Stardust, was known for its glam rock influences and themes of sexual exploration and social commentary
  • Has been consistently considered one of the greatest albums of all time, with Rolling Stone magazine ranking it the 35th greatest ever
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust

2) Hunky Dory

  • Album Released: December 1971
  • BPI certified Platinum
  • Considered one of the Top 100 Albums of All-Time by Time Magazine
  • Ranked 107th on Rolling Stone'​s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time
  • "A kaleidoscopic array of pop styles, tied together only by Bowie's sense of vision: a sweeping, cinematic mélange of high and low art, ambiguous sexuality, kitsch, and class."
David Bowie - Changes

3) Low

  • Album Released: January 1977
  • BPI certified Gold
  • Pitchfork Media placed it at number 1 on their "Top 100 Albums of the 1970s" list
  • Ranked 251 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time
  • In a retrospective review, The Rolling Stone Album Guide gives Low a 5 out of 5 star rating and states "it's the music of an overstimulated mind in an exhausted body [...] sashays through some serious emotional wreckage"
David Bowie - Sound and Vision

4) Station to Station

  • Album Released: January 1976
  • RIAA certified Gold
  • The vehicle behind Bowie's last great character: The Thin White Duke
  • Blending funk and krautrock, romantic balladry and occultism, Station to Station has been described as "simultaneously one of Bowie's most accessible albums and his most impenetrable"
  • Ranked 323rd on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time
David Bowie - Station to Station

5) "Heroes"

  • Album Released: October 1977
  • BPI certified Gold
  • Considered one of his best by critics, notably for the contributions of guitarist Robert Fripp who flew in to record his parts in one day
  • Named NME Album of the Year in 1977
  • The last album of Bowie's Berlin Trilogy and the only one of the three to be completely recorded in Berlin
David Bowie - Heroes

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