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Zenbeat playlist April 2013

A David Bowie special

Yes, we have been caught up with the recent mass hysteria surrounding the excellent new David Bowie album, The Next Day. So much that our playlist this month includes only David Bowie albums. In no particular order of preference…

    • David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
      Ziggy. If you don’t own this your life is incomplete. No further comment necessary.

    • David Bowie – Station To Station
      Hugely under-rated, this excellent 1976 album saw Bowie’s first experiments with electronica and soulful rock.

    • David Bowie – Earthling
      Bowie goes full on into electronica, with elements of drum and bass, techno and hard rock. A brilliant album, still sounding fresh fifteen years on.

    • David Bowie – Hunky Dory
      Life On Mars, Changes, The Bewlay Brothers, Quicksand… Hunky Dory is a collection of classic songs that, like Ziggy Stardust, everyone should own.

    • David Bowie – The Buddha Of Suburbia
      Bowie’s 1994 soundtrack to the TV series is another classic, a collection of some great songs and instrumental passages. The music is  techno-edged rock, with elements of jazz, electronica and ambient.

    • David Bowie – Aladdin Sane
      One of our all time top three David Bowie albums, Aladdin Sane set the tone for the mid seventies glam-rock era, and has been a huge inspiration for generations of subsequent bands and musicians.

    • David Bowie – Outside

    • A blend of industrial, metal, electronica, and classic Bowie. Outside is another classic, one of Bowies’ best albums.

    • David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World
      Early 70′s hard edged rock, with dark flavoured songs and great guitar from Mick Ronson on his first appearance on a Bowie album.

    • David Bowie – Heathen
      The 2002 album moved away from the electronica of Bowie’s 90′s albums, focusing on a collection of great songs, slickly produced and highly listenable.

    • David Bowie – Young Americans
      Bowie’s 1975 soul album, great songs, great grooves and collaborations with John Lennon and Luther Vandross.

    • David Bowie – The Next Day
      The latest in the long line of David Bowie albums. Destined to be another classic.