David Bowie - Lodger
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1979 Ratings: #25 / 105
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Based on 381 ratings
1979 Ratings: #33
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May 18, 1979 / Release Date
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Art Rock / Genres
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Actually though, I love this album so much, and it isn't even Bowie's best work. You all probably know by now that I have a real soft-spot for expiremental music and goddamn this and To Be Kind are probably the main reasons why. Look, not only has this managed to be a boundary-pushing, unqiue, never-done-before album, but it has also managed to be catchy, fun and pretty much every song is a bop. Not even To Be Kind managed ... read more
It's like this guy doesn't run out of ideas.
David Bowie revisited part 15/27

As the Berlin trilogy comes to a close, we see Bowie move away from the experimentation that made the two other albums of the three stand out so much and instead go for a much more accessible art rock sound with some hints of the new wave stuff he would be doing the following year, and it ends up being the most mixed-quality Bowie outing in quite some time.

Lodger is definitely a strange one. Hell, it may even be Bowie's strangest release in his entire ... read more
After the amazing first 2 albums in Bowie's Berlin trilogy, being Low and Heroes, Bowie goes down a more accessible and more rock-based route with the final album in the trilogy, Lodger. Instead of an incredible art rock 1st side and a more ambient 2nd side like the first two albums had, Lodger instead has a more world-influenced 1st half and a straight rock 2nd half. And while it makes up for one of the weaker albums in the trilogy, it is still one hell of a fun album.

The first half begins ... read more
Bowie literally raps on a 1970’s album.

This man goes on to surprise me yet again with his final studio release from the 70’s. While I wouldn’t quite put this in the same caliber as his two trilogies of masterpieces (in the same decade???) I still feel like this is a very solid and enjoyable album from the musician. It’s a pleasant switch-up from the bombarding over-the-top performances on previous albums as he seems to go for a much more laid-back approach with this ... read more
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Track List

  1. Fantastic Voyage
  2. African Night Flight
  3. Move On
  4. Yassassin
  5. Red Sails
  6. D.J.
  7. Look Back in Anger
  8. Boys Keep Swinging
  9. Repetition
  10. Red Money
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Added on: February 4, 2013