David Bowie, Lodger (1979)
I love this album. It’s one of my favourite David Bowie albums. I almost never listen to it. I have no idea why that is. It wasn’t a favourite when I first heard it – it was just one that sat there in the CD collection, a part of the puzzle. But then I got hooked on the “Berlin Trilogy” – the idea of it as much as anything – and the music from 1975-1980 by Bowie, to take it slightly wider. What a fascinating half-decade of music that was. Lots of people “owned” the 70s. Bowie is one of them. But you could point to either half of the decade and attach different reasons for him owning it, different sets of music. I guess – as much as he was interesting and innovative across 1970-1975 I now prefer what I hear from 1975-1980. And so as part of that shift Lodger – an album I almost forgot about altogether at one point – is a new firm favourite. Now to get back into playing it a lot. It feels like time.
Sample Track: Fantastic Voyage
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