The Man Who Sold the World

David Bowie - The Man Who Sold the World
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1970 Ratings: #56 / 111
User Score
Based on 614 ratings
1970 Ratings: #53
Liked by 28 people
November 4, 1970 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mercury / Label
Tony Visconti / Producer
Glam Rock, Hard Rock / Genres
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I love Bowie in that dress

While I think this is better than Space Oddity, I don’t think it’s a crazy improvement. It’s still good obviously, but I still have some problems with it. I remember listening to this album years ago when I was going through my Davoed Bowie discog listen, and it didn’t really amaze me as much as some others. Again, I still like it. I really like the title track, which feels like an essential David Bowie song. The Width of a Circle is just a ... read more

"I refuse to be thought of as mediocre. If I am mediocre, I'll get out of the business."

- David Bowie, 1971

Despite the faint hope and assurance of receiving spoils from his hot single "Space Oddity", Bowie was still trapped in a state of misery.

Understandably so, wouldn't you feel the same way after you realise how poorly your absolute best efforts have performed? Wouldn't you also overthink everything and contemplate whether you're even headed down the ... read more
David Bowie is quickly finding his potential and comes around with one really enjoyable album. The tunes are more lively, but even that being said this album takes on a much darker sound and has more of a "rock" feel to it than his previous 2 albums. It also tackles much darker themes with the lyrics. The high points on this thing are REALLY high, especially All The Madmen, my favourite track on this album. Black Country Rock, despite being mostly instrumental just sounds amazing. ... read more
David Bowie revisited part 3/27

When the new decade hit, it seemed Bowie completely changed. The more lighthearted and personal David Bowie shown in his self-titled debut and in Space Oddity was gone, and now we have a darker David Bowie, one who likes to explore everything from insanity to sexuality, and do so with a hard rock sound more akin to Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin than the pop and folk he went for previously.

The Man Who Sold The World is undeniably the start of Bowie's classic ... read more
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Added on: June 5, 2013