Pin Ups

David Bowie - Pin Ups
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1973 Ratings: #114 / 132
User Score
Based on 299 ratings
1973 Ratings: #208
Liked by 7 people
October 19, 1973 / Release Date
LP / Format
RCA / Label
Glam Rock, Pop Rock / Genres
David Bowie, Ken Scott / Producer
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☆☆ 1/2

"I'm not at all into glorifying rock 'n' roll… at the time it seemed to be my canvas. It really is as basic as that: it's just an artist's materials."

- David Bowie, 1973

They say that success is the dream that fools anyone who turns it into a reality.

So Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane had Bowie face to face with the hype and stardom he's wanted for his whole life. His brand had an exceptional level of success- the album title is ironic because around this era ... read more


This isn't really bad at all. Just yeah, it's covers. Now if I base my opinion solely based on the musicianship it is meh.


A really fun covers album. Production is nowhere near as good as what is usually found on Bowie albums and the album seems to be a more low-effort release to hold fans over, but I love too many of its covers to really shit upon it. It’s dumb silly fun and it’s meant to be and cover choices are mostly obscure and genuinely fantastic. Not a fan of cover albums, but this one’s alright.

Best Tracks: Rosalyn; See Emily Play; Here Comes the Night; Sorrow; Shapes of Things

Worst ... read more


It’s a fine covers album really. I really don’t believe it to be anything remarkable at all, but it’s not the worst it could’ve been. A couple tracks go hard.


The famously bland covers album is… Bland. The cover of Sorrow is still great, and it’s a decent enough batch of songs. There are a few misses and it just feels so low energy and needless.


Bowie 7/25

The cover album

Yeah, it’s an album of covers. And because of that it’s by far his most bland and uninteresting project so far. Bowie puts very little of his own personality into this, it’s just as default as a covers album can be.

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Track List

  1. Rosalyn
  2. Here Comes the Night
  3. I Wish You Would
  4. See Emily Play
  5. Everything's Alright
  6. I Can't Explain
  7. Friday on My Mind
  8. Sorrow
  9. Don't Bring Me Down
  10. Shapes of Things
  11. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
  12. Where Have All the Good Times Gone
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Added on: September 15, 2013