Friday, November 23, 2007
No. 249: Low
Band: David Bowie
Why Rolling Stone gets it right: Always one to push the envelope, “Low” is one of his most avant garde records. Because he'd recently kicked a cocaine habit, most of the album deals with the physical and emotional things Bowie was feeling while leaving the drug behind. In order to fully realize this, Bowie enlisted the genius of Brian Eno to create a wider sound that included some electronic elements.
Why Rolling Stone gets it wrong: As with every Bowie album, there are tons of filler and nonsense on the album
Best song: "Warszawa" is cool and evocative.
Worst song: "Always Crashing in the Same Car" isn't great.
Is it awesome?: Nope.
“Low” isn't bad, but I like The Sea and Cake's cover of “Sound and Vision” better. Otherwise, it's just a really good Eno album with a crappy singer.