This text was initially revealed in 2016, days previous to David Bowie’s loss of life. It has since been up to date in celebration of what would have been his 76th birthday on January eighth, 2023.
Ever felt overwhelmed by an artist’s intensive again catalog? Been that means to take a look at a band, however you simply don’t know the place to start? In 10 Songs is right here to assist, providing a crash course and entry level into the daunting discographies of iconic artists of all genres. That is your first step towards fandom. Take it.
David Bowie is transformation incarnate. He’s been a starman, an alligator, skinny white duke, goblin king, a lad insane, a chunk of teenage wildlife, a damaged man, and most not too long ago a Blackstar. He can’t be held down, held again, and infrequently pigeonholed. If he’s by no means struck a chord with you, then it’s doubtless you simply haven’t heard the suitable Bowie.
Since his emergence within the late ’60s, throughout the scope of 27 studio albums and counting, he’s been a vital determine in people, glam, soul, new wave, experimental, pop, grunge, electronica, dance, and jazz to call a number of. A case could possibly be made for Bowie being probably the most sonically prolific artist for the reason that daybreak of rock ‘n’ roll.
All that in thoughts, it ought to be no shock that whittling down the Bowie discography to 10 songs is nigh unimaginable. Followers will instantly discover surprising omissions and maybe some surprising selections. Our aim with this iteration of In 10 Songs is to take a good crack at representing as many musical intervals of Bowie’s work as house permits.
Thought being, for the uninitiated, if any one in every of these tracks does it for you, then there’s at the very least an album’s price of fabric ready to be found. Perhaps you’ll like it all, uncommon chook that you’re — however more than likely, as with many Bowie followers, you’ll deeply love a few of it, whereas the remaining will stay a curiosity. There’s no unsuitable reply as long as there’s some Bowie in your life.
His twenty eighth album, ★, arrives on January eighth, 2016 — and with it a brand new period of style fusion and experimentation. In case you’ve by no means taken the plunge, we all know, the scope might be staggering. Let these 10 tracks start your odyssey.
— Cap Blackard