David Bowie – Low (1977)
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- Speed of Life
- Breaking Glass
- What in the World
- Sound and Vision
- Always Crashing in the Same Car
- Be My Wife
- A New Career in a New Town
- Art Decade
- Weeping Wall
Low is the 11th studio album by English musician David Bowie, released on RCA Records on 14 January 1977. Recorded following Bowie’s move to West Berlin after a period of drug addiction and personal instability, Low became the first of three collaborations with musician Brian Eno and producer Tony Visconti, later termed the “Berlin Trilogy”. The album was in fact recorded largely in France, and marked a shift in Bowie’s musical style toward an electronic and avant-garde approach that would be further explored on subsequent albums “Heroes” (1977) and Lodger (1979).
Though it was initially met with mixed critical reviews, Low has since become widely acclaimed as one of Bowie’s best and most influential works. Pitchfork placed it at number 1 in its list of the Top 100 Albums of the 1970s, while Q placed it at number 14 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever. In 2013, NME listed the album as the 14th greatest of all time. It was also listed as one of Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest albums of all time.
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in popular music for over five decades, acclaimed by critics and other musicians for more...