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Madonna has outsold Bowie!

Discussion in 'Music' started by milkweg, Apr 7, 2009.
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  1. milkweg
  2. milkweg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zumaro /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Considering that Bowie has released nothing even half decent for the last 30 years,



    30 years would be 1979 which is an outrageous claim.

    Studio albums

    1. David Bowie (1967)
    2. Space Oddity (1969)
    3. The Man Who Sold the World (1970)
    4. Hunky Dory (1971)
    5. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)
    6. Aladdin Sane (1973)
    7. Pin Ups (1973)
    8. Diamond Dogs (1974)
    9. Young Americans (1975)
    10. Station to Station (1976)
    11. Low (1977)
    12. "Heroes" (1977)
    13. Lodger (1979)
    14. Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (1980)
    15. Let's Dance (1983)
    16. Tonight (1984)
    17. Never Let Me Down (1987)
    18. Black Tie, White Noise (1993)
    19. The Buddha of Suburbia (1993)
    20. Outside (1995)
    21. Earthling (1997)
    22. 'Hours...' (1999)
    23. Heathen (2002)
    24. Reality (2003)
    OK, if truth must be known I really was just feigning shock as it gave me a good opportunity to hate on Madonna.
     
  3. tru blu
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by milkweg /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    I like this version better. [​IMG]

    YouTube - Alizee Laisla Bonita




    Right…imagine that on headphones—eyes closed, of course.[​IMG]
     
  4. zumaro
    Sorry I was mistaken about Bowie not releasing anything half decent for 30 years. It is 29 years as I forgot Scary Monsters was released in 1980.
     
  5. tru blu
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zumaro /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Sorry I was mistaken about Bowie not releasing anything half decent for 30 years. It is 29 years as I forgot Scary Monsters was released in 1980.



    Oh, come on…Let's Dance wasn't a terrible record…it's got "Modern Love" and that Iggy Osterberg song "China Girl" on it. And he even sounds like he's enjoying himself.[​IMG]
     
  6. intoart
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    Originally Posted by milkweg /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    I'm shocked that such a vacuous musical novelty like Madonna can outsell the likes of Bowie. Especially considering that he has been making records for quite a bit longer than her too. What is this world coming to?

    List of best-selling music artists - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




    Shocking how? Bowie was always an underground phenomenon. Madonna was mainstream from the outset, and quite intentionally designed to sell to the largest possible audience.
     
  7. milkweg
    Read above, I was "feigning" shock. [​IMG]
     
  8. milkweg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tru blu /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Oh, come on…Let's Dance wasn't a terrible record…it's got "Modern Love" and that Iggy Osterberg song "China Girl" on it. And he even sounds like he's enjoying himself.[​IMG]



    And Cat People, although I like the original version from the movie better. I've seen some people on here claim Outside is a very good album and that was 1995. I've never heard it myself though as I stopped buying Bowie albums after the not very good 'Tonight' album. I would agree that Scary Monsters was his last exceptionally good album.
     
  9. milkweg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tru blu /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Right…imagine that on headphones—eyes closed, of course.[​IMG]



    Eyes closed? Never!
     
  10. intoart
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by milkweg /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Eyes closed? Never!



    I listen with eyes closed about 90% of the time. If I am not prepared to give music my full attention, I don't bother listening on headphones at all.
     
  11. tru blu
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by intoart /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    I listen with eyes closed about 90% of the time. If I am not prepared to give music my full attention, I don't bother listening on headphones at all.



    Think you may be missing the point…maybe watch this again?[​IMG]

    YouTube - Alizee Laisla Bonita
     
  12. zumaro
    Maybe we can agree on for over a quarter of a century!
     
  13. matt_wants
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by milkweg /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    30 years would be 1979 which is an outrageous claim.

    Studio albums

    1. David Bowie (1967)
    2. Space Oddity (1969)
    3. The Man Who Sold the World (1970)
    4. Hunky Dory (1971)
    5. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)
    6. Aladdin Sane (1973)
    7. Pin Ups (1973)
    8. Diamond Dogs (1974)
    9. Young Americans (1975)
    10. Station to Station (1976)
    11. Low (1977)
    12. "Heroes" (1977)
    13. Lodger (1979)
    14. Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (1980)
    15. Let's Dance (1983)
    16. Tonight (1984)
    17. Never Let Me Down (1987)
    18. Black Tie, White Noise (1993)
    19. The Buddha of Suburbia (1993)
    20. Outside (1995)
    21. Earthling (1997)
    22. 'Hours...' (1999)
    23. Heathen (2002)
    24. Reality (2003)
    OK, if truth must be known I really was just feigning shock as it gave me a good opportunity to hate on Madonna.




    I adore everything up to Low and after that I can't bear myself to listen to anything other than the hits off of Best of Bowie. If you like his early stuff, I think it's very hard to like the later stuff. The most recent album of his I have is Scary Monsters and I haven't listened to it. Irrational, of course, but I just feel it might not be what I want from Bowie.

    With Madonna, at least she's always remained catchy and her success reflects that she's what her fans and casual listeners want. I very much doubt non-Bowie fans would stand to listen to Low.
     
  14. zumaro
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by matt_wants /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    I adore everything up to Low and after that I can't bear myself to listen to anything other than the hits off of Best of Bowie. If you like his early stuff, I think it's very hard to like the later stuff. The most recent album of his I have is Scary Monsters and I haven't listened to it. Irrational, of course, but I just feel it might not be what I want from Bowie.

    With Madonna, at least she's always remained catchy and her success reflects that she's what her fans and casual listeners want. I very much doubt non-Bowie fans would stand to listen to Low.




    You should listen to Lodger, Heroes and Scary Monsters. They are all up in quality with Low, particularly Scary Monsters. The dip starts after Scary Monsters.
     
  15. DLeeWebb Contributor
    I'm a long time Bowie fan. Many Bowie fans like one incarnation or the other, but Bowie has always been a chameleon. I certainly haven't liked all of his albums equally, but I can say that about every other artist that I have liked and appreciated over time. "Let's Dance," "Black Tie, White Noise," and "Outside" were all great albums. Though I wasn't into the album as a whole "Time Will Crawl" from "Never Let Me Down" is one of my favorite Bowie songs.
     
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