One of the things that is most interesting about David Bowie’ catalog is how many of his albums are ranked. This is interesting because there is no real way to tell how many of these he actually sold or which ones he thought were the best sellers. The reason for this is that his records tend to sell in random fashion, sometimes not in line with other records on the charts or even the overall genre of music. Some of his records may have had the greatest selling weeks but they were not necessarily the best sellers on other formats.
It is somewhat strange that his records that have sold the most are always ranked near the top of the lists when you look at them. One could say that it is a reflection of his success as an artist and also a testament to how fans love his music. He has sold more albums than anyone else in the history of popular music and this is almost a testament to how much his fans love his music. If you take his albums from the perspective of a buyer, you would see that they are generally excellent buys simply because they are so well structured, diverse in style, full of emotion and most importantly, great value for money.
Now, if you want to look at how many of his albums have actually been ranked within the top 50 of their genre then you will be looking at a different list of results. I have seen lists where his albums hover around the mid to upper 80’s overall and some places I have seen him ranked lower but not as low as some of the others. For those of you who are ranking and reviewing albums of this magnitude, I know that it can get daunting and overwhelming at times. However, I am sure that if you spend your time doing proper research, you would easily be able to sift through all the rubbish and find the gems.
David Bowie Albums Ranked – What Were They Actually Peeled From?
Many people (millions of them) rank David Bowie and Paul McCartneys albums in their top ten lists of the greatest albums ever. I don’t really understand this at all. The fact of the matter is that most of what they say about these legendary artists, are opinion and supposition. The reality of the situation is that there is no way to predict what a man like David Bowie was thinking or how he was feeling at any particular moment.
For instance, many people (even some in the music industry) rank Ziggy Stardust and the Doors as superior to Steely Dan. And they were definitely great bands…but who knows what they were thinking? What would have been a high point for Ziggy if he had quit the group and went on to form Steely Dan? Or what if Joe Cocker had never quit Blur – even though everyone thought that he was finished?
So, for many, David Bowie is a genius but albums like Steely Dan are overrated or even nonsense. It would seem to me (and I’m just spit balling here) that the real genius was David Bowie himself because he was so damn original. There’s no way to predict what a man like David Bowie was thinking or how he was feeling at any given moment. But that said, if you’re a fan of any of these amazing artists, then I highly recommend you look at their album covers.
David Bowie Albums Ranked by Popularity
A number of the most famous and most loved songs by David Bowie were recorded in the early days of his career, when he was just a young artist with a few tracks under his belt. Some of these tracks would go on to be some of his most famous compositions, while others laid the groundwork for his greatest works, such as Dogs or Nothing at All. The list below ranks all of Bowie’s early albums based on their album rating, where each band is ranked according to popularity. It should be noted that this list does not include his greatest works, such as Sticky Fingers or Black Tie White Noise, as they are beyond the scope of this article. It only includes his early work.
This is the first song on this list that I listened to, and I’m not sure whether it’s one of my favorite or not. It starts off with a fast intro, which makes it hard to take it seriously, but then the slow, hypnotic guitar leads the way through the song. At about halfway through the song, a drumbeat begins to build, giving the song that “power chords” feeling. It then breaks with a heavy beat, which is the icing on the cake. The song ends with a high piano note, again giving it that “power chords” feel. It’s definitely a great song.
Ziggy Stane’s hit single from the Sixties, Come As You Are, is one of my favorite from this album too. This is one of the more “grown up” songs on the album, but still has that youthful feel to it. The lyrics are very touching and depict the rise of Stane’s fame and success. It’s certainly one of the most “important” songs from this album though. The rest of the songs are simply good fun…