David Bowie - Lodger
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Based on 4 reviews
1979 Ratings: #22 / 99
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Based on 291 ratings
1979 Ratings: #34
May 18, 1979 / Release Date
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It's like this guy doesn't run out of ideas.
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
While not the most accessible album in the Berlin trilogy, this is probably one of my favorites. From the fantastic vocal performance of Fantastic Voyage to the bonkers African Night Flight to the insanely catchy D.J., this album is filled to the brim with great track after great track. It feels like David Bowie is literally taking the listener on a voyage around the world, with a stop to talk about how terrible western civilization is, like a tour guide who clearly isn't getting paid enough. ... read more
Yeah, this album is amazing but I want to hear Young Thug cover African Night Flight or sample Eno's Cricket Menace. That would be FIRE🔥🔥💥👏👌

While having a couple low points in my opinion, the high points are the most memorable parts of this record. Whether this album catches you off guard or keeps you grooving, you'll find something to enjoy here.

Color: Green
FAV TRACKS: African Night Flight, Yassassin, Fantastic Voyage, Red Money
LEAST FAV: Boys Keep Swinging
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Added on: February 4, 2013