11 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Despite being released at the height of Britain's punk explosion, Low feels like the first post-punk album. Bowie, Brian Eno, and producer Tony Visconti gave the album an alien sound through off-kilter mixing and the liberal use of synthesizers and effects. Split between a side of quirky, tightly wound rock songs ("Always Crashing in the Same Car," the unorthodox but catchy "Sound and Vision") and a suite of mostly instrumental meditations—"Warszawa" is hauntingly cinematic; “Subterraneans” is warmly moody, with free jazz-inspired flourishes—Low is Bowie at his most fearlessly experimental.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Despite being released at the height of Britain's punk explosion, Low feels like the first post-punk album. Bowie, Brian Eno, and producer Tony Visconti gave the album an alien sound through off-kilter mixing and the liberal use of synthesizers and effects. Split between a side of quirky, tightly wound rock songs ("Always Crashing in the Same Car," the unorthodox but catchy "Sound and Vision") and a suite of mostly instrumental meditations—"Warszawa" is hauntingly cinematic; “Subterraneans” is warmly moody, with free jazz-inspired flourishes—Low is Bowie at his most fearlessly experimental.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

78 Ratings

78 Ratings

Classic

jim1008

Cant believe I am the first to put in a word about this album. he first album of the so called Berlin Trilogy. Essential....

David Bowie Low album

mrzogsx

First time I listened to this album was back in the '80s and did not really like it. But I started again just last month and found this album to be one of my faves, second only to "station to station". It will take a lot of openness and readiness to any bowie fan to really dig this album, even to those old fans. But for me, this is way ahead, it's bowie being bowie. But what was he thinking of when he made this album, he said he don't remember. That makes this even more special.

Bowie + Eno + Visconti + Alomar =

Glarange

Low. Profile. Get it? Exile in Berlin.

About David Bowie

Everyone has a David Bowie that they fell in love with first—the otherworldly outsider Ziggy Stardust, the electronic adventurer, the wild-eyed glam pioneer, the enigmatic storyteller. But it was Bowie's ability to reinvent himself so vividly that captivated us again and again. Driven by boundless imagination, David Bowie was a multifaceted music icon, a social provocateur, a force in fashion, and a gifted actor whose unique personas and perspectives traveled with him through the decades. From the moment his homesick astronaut captured the spotlight in the late ‘60s to his exploratory, jazz-influenced Blackstar almost 50 years later, he excelled and innovated with turns in pop, glam, punk, soul, hard rock, and electronic music. And even though Bowie released vital albums throughout his life—and will forever embody the most artful edge of rock ’n’ roll—he was more than just the music he made. Bowie's fearlessness inspired us to celebrate the complexity and beauty of being completely ourselves.

  • ORIGIN
    Brixton, London, England
  • GENRE
    Rock
  • BORN
    January 8, 1947

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