Bluesy and Jazzy Piano, and Guitar Riffs are contained throughout the album. Bowie's bluesiest and jazziest album as far as I have heard, but ironically it does seem like he's trying to do too much at times. But it's Bowie - so the creative effort outmatches the overstimulation to make the album worth revisiting. Favorite song: Aladdin Sane
Pure funky west coast hip hop.
Stripped down, raw, unadulterated rock. These are simple, original songs played and sung passionately in a way that makes them timeless as if they could have been contemporary at the invention of blues. Favorite track: Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
Being an American, the only Blur songs I have heard are Song 2 and Girls and Boys, neither pulled me into the broader catalog. Although my love for Gorillaz ensures that I appreciate the genius of Damon Albarn, this was the first deep listen for me. I immediately hear the direct offshoot from David Bowie's sound in the opening track "For Tomorrow" and continue to hear influences from bands like the Clash and the Kinks. This album fits perfectly into the evolution of British rock going into the mid-90s as the new wave shimmer disappears into a deep pool of more thoughtful lyricism and heavier psychedelic guitar riffs. Favorite Track: Advert or Oily Water
This is a prime example of setting influence for the next 50+ years
Heavy, powerful, awesome.
Zeppelin. No better rock band. Best song on III: since I’ve been loving you
About as sexy as pop music gets.
An awesome live amalgamation of classical and metal.
The Bakersfield Sound at its finest. Buck brings so much energy and spirit to country-western music that you can't help but smile and want to dance with your best girl when he belts out his choruses.
Generic 1960s pop, nothing seemingly groundbreaking for the time, not my favorite genre of the decade.
The quintessential jazz album.