David Bowie, Low (1977)
I can’t remember when I first heard this – but it was somewhat late in the piece. I’d heard loads of other David Bowie albums and compilations before I got to this. By the time I got to this in fact I’d heard all about it, read about it, knew about it as one of the Brian Eno albums – and in fact my interest in the album was as much to do with that as it was with Bowie (and I’d consider myself a lifelong card-carrying Bowie fan; should the need ever arise to have to do that). I’m new to owning it on vinyl – but that seems to be the format for this album, given its’ a record of two sides (very much). And I love both. The first side bursts with great pop songs (Be My Wife) and the second side could play out on its own as something dark and moody and wonderful. Point/counterpoint. Or standalone sides. It works either way. Slowly but surely I’m building up my Bowie vinyl I guess – haven’t really thought about it but thinking about it now (aloud, as it were) I realise I’ve got a fair stack of Bowie records. Nice to have this one as part of the pile though. Crucial. Probably the Bowie album I’ve listened to the most in the iPod age. That’s for sure.
Sample Track: Side 1: Always Crashing In The Same Car
Side 2: Warszawa
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