molon

David Bowie molon

January 11, 2016
...ohhhh fuck!!! R.I.P.
pereubu

David Bowie pereubu

January 11, 2016
Farewell with a new album. David Bowie, The man.
luke_richardson

David Bowie luke_richardson

January 11, 2016
To the death of such a Pretty Thing.
agonistes

David Bowie agonistes

January 11, 2016
I can't believe , No ! Bowie ..
SebCrateDigger

David Bowie SebCrateDigger

January 10, 2016
What can we say ??? RIP Monsieur David Bowie...et merci<<;
Smellicus

David Bowie Smellicus

January 10, 2016
Will never be forgotten. RIP
skeezlemcgruff

David Bowie skeezlemcgruff

January 10, 2016
R.I.P. David Bowie
england2

David Bowie as reviewed by england2

January 10, 2016
An Absolute Legend & Genius - RIP!
Crijevo

David Bowie as reviewed by Crijevo

December 24, 2015
Musically speaking, even the "worst" of David Bowie remains rather good as the years go by. I do perceive him as a male version of "Madonna" - except s/he remained wiser, even when making wrong decisions.

A legacy, pointless to discuss about in terms of enormous influence - now speaks, and very clearly, for itself. He may have been seen as a tireless trend setter and looking up to others in order to re-invent himself with every next album... but in the shadow of all the image transformation and gender-bending, it was the actual timing that was perfect and in charge breaking down barriers. Music despite all the innovative appeal also seemed rather secondary to the "complete" concept.

But somehow he managed to surpass most of them, adding a modern touch with every next move he made. The decadence and futuristic leanings in his performances helped out the glory and the implosion of the 80s (a decade not entirely friendly to him alone) - the pinnacle of success and the ultimate meltdown of trends that looked up to his own stylings. The 1990s and 2000s in the wake of Bowie, while no less sensational, were rather modest by comparison.

With his own, bright new dark star under the wing, David Bowie somehow drew the full circle. A vital public person he still is, one can only scream out of sheer jealousy and say - "what a ride!"
Crijevo

David Bowie Crijevo

January 3, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
Both, Bowie and Madonna were always pushing boundaries, experimenting, trying to think ahead of trends by looking up to contemporaries and creating their own impact, making statements in order to grab public attention - "art" or "celebrity" aspects of their persona aside, they are first and foremost entertainers. By saying I perceive Bowie as a male "Madonna", it wasn′t meant necessarily in terms of music. However, there are similarities in how both of them use/d others to achieve their own goals.

Of course, Bowie aged well in both, persona and music while Madonna sadly ruined the opportunity, although her earlier efforts are not to be underestimated.
elektr0bi

David Bowie elektr0bi

January 2, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
I can't see much logic in the second sentence - along with my disagreement with your view of Madonna. And while Mr Bowie is an artist [as in "art"] - Madonna is, in comparison, just a celebrity. I could write volumes here to expand the comparison but anyone who's hearing sense is fine will agree with me.
bowieemma

David Bowie bowieemma

June 8, 2015
There is something wrong with the link of "El Hombre Que Vendio El Mundo". Being listed under the "Unofficial" categorie I had expected to find here the counterfeits of Bowies "The Man Who Sold The World" LP. But if you go on the link you are lead to page of the official "The Man Who Sold The World" LP. I can't find the unofficial pressings anywhere else either. Who can help?
jimgunn

David Bowie jimgunn

April 3, 2015
The album discography looks very "clean" (just as I like it) up to 1978. From then we have these promos and semi-official (?) live releases that make so many discographies on Discogs look like a mess. I deeply wish albums like "An Evening With David Bowie", "Rock Concert", "RCA Special Radio Series - Volume 1" etc. could be filed elsewhere.
Raisedonrecords

David Bowie Raisedonrecords

December 2, 2015
jimgunn

I agree completely - this problem exists on every artist now with a large amount of releases - check out the Beatles, Stones, King Crimson one - total disaster.

Alas, everything just gets bunged in the Albums' [even things like flak files that aren't even albums as anyone who collected records all these years knowns them] section and thus is making Discogs an unprofessional looking mess.

Albums should ONLY realistically contain official, artist releases - so that's a few pages at most for most artists.

All other issues go elsewhere

Best of's and the like go in Compilations.

All the other unsanctioned/semi-legit/completely illegit releases do have their sections - 'Miscellaneous' and 'Unofficial'

So, the $1,000,000 question is: who the hell's going to ever sort this out at this late stage?

DanBurnette

David Bowie DanBurnette

December 2, 2015
I think they'd go under misc. Which I think its fine I just wish that promos would go under it.
w4toosh

David Bowie w4toosh

June 5, 2015
Completely agree. I recently attempted moving them and did not receive much support from other users...