“Never thought I’d need, so many albums”
The latest issue of NME magazine (October 26th), has a cover feature titled: The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.
The item is introduced thus:
The album is an artform by which any act worth caring about wants to be judged. Inside this week's NME, we grant them that pleasure as we rank of the 500 greatest records of all time. Let the arguments begin...
David Bowie’s contributions to the world of popular music are represented by an impressive list of 10 albums (more than any other artist in the list), with a further four he had a major hand in the creation of, aside from mixing duties only on Raw Power.
SPOILER WARNING: Here’s the list with positions.
447 Diamond Dogs - David Bowie
381 Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) - David Bowie
329 “Heroes” - David Bowie
296 Let's Dance - David Bowie
230 Aladdin Sane - David Bowie
175 Young Americans - David Bowie
53 Station To Station - David Bowie
23 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars - David Bowie
14 Low - David Bowie
3 Hunky Dory - David Bowie
467 The Idiot - Iggy Pop
217 Lust For Life – Iggy Pop
80 Raw Power – Iggy and The Stooges
72 Transformer – Lou Reed
There are comments throughout the article on the majority of the albums therein, with a whole page devoted to Hunky Dory.
If you want to read those comments you’ll be pleased to know that the new-look NME is available now in printed and digital formats.