Let's Dance

David Bowie - Let's Dance
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1983 Ratings: #74 / 133
User Score
Based on 573 ratings
1983 Ratings: #34
Liked by 25 people
April 14, 1983 / Release Date
LP / Format
EMI America / Label
David Bowie and Nile Rodgers / Producer
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Let’s Dance had enough Bowie weirdness to make it stand out from other 1983 hit albums—“visions of swastikas” in “China Girl;” the cheery nihilism of “Modern Love”; the dark undercurrent in “Let’s Dance,” a lonely, desperate song beneath its trappings.


The three hits were enough to make the album a massive hit, and their power hasn't diminished over the years, even if the rest of the record sounds like an artifact.

While this record is not as complex or exciting as most Bowie's bodies of work, it definitely exhibits one of his best qualities, something that people tend to strongly remark while explaining the appeal of David Bowie; basically, this record is one of the "many faces" of the British singer, I would say that Let's Dance portrays the Disco persona of Bowie to the maximum of its capacities.

Starting with boogie production and danceable instrumentals, Bowie throws some of his greatest ... read more
These kind of David Bowie albums (this, American Dreams And Scary Monsters) are like filler episodes of a fantastic anime.

The upcoming ones are just shit tho
Modern Love
China Girl
Let's Dance
Cat People (Putting Out Fire)

Everything else is pretty bad.
David Bowie revisited part 17/27

The beginning of the end for Bowie. Or maybe that was Scary Monsters? Either way, this was definitely the first crack in his already lengthy output, and let's be real here, it isn't even that bad. This is one album that I personally am not crazy over, but I certainly don't hate and I understand completely why it seems to have a following heralding it as one of Bowie's best efforts even though, objectively speaking, it's pretty fucking far from it. Nevertheless, ... read more
Discography Diaries #4: David Bowie
Album #14: Let's Dance
Genre: Dance Pop, Pop Rock, New Wave
Date: 08/08/2020
Time: 2:00 PM

It's time we move onto album number 14 in David Bowie's discography, Let's Dance. So far Bowie's discography has been very good to say the least, he's had so many great albums and very few duds in between, the previous album Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) shows that Bowie was able to create something that remained relatively experimental and fresh while also being ... read more
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Added on: March 1, 2013