The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars

David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
1972 Ratings: #6 / 97
User Score
1972 Ratings: #1
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Bowie succeeds not in spite of his pretensions but because of them, and Ziggy Stardust -- familiar in structure, but alien in performance -- is the first time his vision and execution met in such a grand, sweeping fashion.

100
Rolling Stone
The important thing is that despite the formidable nature of the undertaking, he hasn't sacrificed a bit of entertainment value for the sake of message.
100
Slant Magazine

In giving in to his own imagination and creating his own world, Bowie changed ours immeasurably, and for that many a pop fan should be eternally grateful.

100
Spin
Androgynous space rockers rule our decaying planet with feverish power chords and wham-bam vamping.
100
Pitchfork

The record that made Bowie the star he'd been acting like for a while, although its reputation isn't quite the same as its reality.

90
PopMatters

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars took the world by storm in 1972, and it’s still a masterpiece forty years later.

KIDWITHGUNs
95
☆☆☆☆ 1/2

"I became Ziggy Stardust. David Bowie went totally out the window. Everybody was convincing me that I was a messiah... I got hopelessly lost in the fantasy."

- David Bowie, 1976

At this point in his career, Bowie has proved himself to be an absolute veteran within the glam rock genre, even before his guest truly excellent artistic statement he still had a catalog that could hold up just as well to the likes of his contemporaries, T. Rex, Sweet and Slade are ... read more
scott96k
95
Five Fucking Years
Plats
100
I return to this album so much because it's always so damn fun to listen to! It's grand and absolutely rocking. Hell, this is probably one of my favorite records from Ziggy himself!

Fav Tracks: Ziggy Stardust, Starman, Moonage Daydream, Soul Love, Suffragette City, Lady Stardust, Five Years

Least Fav Tracks: I HAVE NONE!!!

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Mastapeece
Craigold
100
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70
david bowie is dead
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Track List

  1. Five Years
  2. Soul Love
  3. Moonage Daydream
  4. Starman
  5. It Ain't Easy
  6. Lady Stardust
  7. Star
  8. Hang On to Yourself
  9. Ziggy Stardust
  10. Suffragette City
  11. Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
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Added on: February 3, 2013