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||Young Americans||David Bowie||5:16||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Win||David Bowie||4:45||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Fascination||David Bowie||5:47||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Right||David Bowie||4:17||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Somebody Up There Likes Me||David Bowie||6:32||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Across the Universe||David Bowie||4:31||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Can You Hear Me||David Bowie||5:06||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Fame||David Bowie||4:20||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)||David Bowie||7:03||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Who Can I Be Now?||David Bowie||4:39||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||It's Gonna B||David Bowie||6:28||$0.99||View In iTunes|
David Bowie had dropped hints during the Diamond Dogs tour that he was moving toward R&B, but the full-blown blue-eyed soul of Young Americans came as a shock. Surrounding himself with first-rate sessionmen, Bowie comes up with a set of songs that approximate the sound of Philly soul and disco, yet remain detached from their inspirations; even at his most passionate, Bowie sounds like a commentator, as if the entire album was a genre exercise. Nevertheless, the distance doesn't hurt the album — it gives the record its own distinctive flavor, and its plastic, robotic soul helped inform generations of synthetic British soul. What does hurt the record is a lack of strong songwriting. "Young Americans" is a masterpiece, and "Fame" has a beat funky enough that James Brown ripped it off, but only a handful of cuts ("Win," "Fascination," "Somebody up There Likes Me") comes close to matching their quality. As a result, Young Americans is more enjoyable as a stylistic adventure than as a substantive record.
Right back to the 70's. It wasn't all that bad!
Great song by David Bowie! Real artist.... Great years great music!