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Aladdin Sane Wins Bowie Album Cover Poll

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on November 18, 2004

Who will love Aladdin Sane? (17 per cent of you in the end)

As the votes approach one thousand (currently 997) I thought it would be a good point to bring the BowieNet Bowie Album Cover Poll to an end.

Even though it has dropped 3% since my last post, Aladdin Sane is still your clear favourite, with a huge 17% of the total vote and with 6% between it and the next closest contender, Diamond Dogs.

Somewhat surprisingly, Hunky Dory and Young Americans have both dropped out of the Top Ten to make way for Pin-Ups and 1. Outside.

I do appreciate how hard it is to choose just one sleeve, but, for what it's worth, I joined forty nine others of you and gave my vote to The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

While not as immediately striking and iconic as Aladdin Sane, It's good to see there are a few more old gits out there among you who understand perfectly well the special appeal of the Ziggy sleeve.

Anyway, here's that Top Ten with numbers of votes in bold:

Aladdin Sane (1973) 171 (17%)
Diamond Dogs (1974) 111 (11%)
Low (1977) 99 (09%)
"Heroes" (1977) 70 (07%)
Scary Monsters and Super Creeps (1980) 65 (06%)
Heathen (2002) 58 (05%)
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972) 50 (05%)
Pin-Ups (1973) 47 (04%)
Earthling (1997) 43 (04%)
1. Outside (1995) 42 (04%)

(Others = 28%)

Although that's the official end of this thing, I will leave the poll live for a while longer just to see if there are any great changes over the coming weeks. Thanx for taking part, folx...stay tuned for another poll shortly and a couple more competitions too.

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    18 November 2004
    Aladdin Sane Wins Bowie Album Cover Poll

    Who will love Aladdin Sane? (17 per cent of you in the end)

    As the votes approach one thousand (currently 997) I thought it would be a good point to bring the BowieNet Bowie Album Cover Poll to an end.

    Even though it has dropped 3% since my last post, Aladdin Sane is still your clear favourite, with a huge 17% of the total vote and with 6% between it and the next closest contender, Diamond Dogs.

    Somewhat surprisingly, Hunky Dory and Young Americans have both dropped out of the Top Ten to make way for Pin-Ups and 1. Outside.

    I do appreciate how hard it is to choose just one sleeve, but, for what it's worth, I joined forty nine others of you and gave my vote to The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

    While not as immediately striking and iconic as Aladdin Sane, It's good to see there are a few more old gits out there among you who understand perfectly well the special appeal of the Ziggy sleeve.

    Anyway, here's that Top Ten with numbers of votes in bold:

    Aladdin Sane (1973) 171 (17%)
    Diamond Dogs (1974) 111 (11%)
    Low (1977) 99 (09%)
    "Heroes" (1977) 70 (07%)
    Scary Monsters and Super Creeps (1980) 65 (06%)
    Heathen (2002) 58 (05%)
    The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972) 50 (05%)
    Pin-Ups (1973) 47 (04%)
    Earthling (1997) 43 (04%)
    1. Outside (1995) 42 (04%)

    (Others = 28%)

    Although that's the official end of this thing, I will leave the poll live for a while longer just to see if there are any great changes over the coming weeks. Thanx for taking part, folx...stay tuned for another poll shortly and a couple more competitions too.