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LODGER

David Bowie
David Bowie
LODGER
In the late-1970s, David Bowie relocated to Germany (partly for creativity's sake and partly for sobriety's sake), and the three albums he cut in Berlin with Brian Eno are among his most distinctive. LODGER was the last of these, and as one would expect of such an artistic collaboration, it has a strong experimental edge, dabbling with world music, using backwards recordings and employing the players (including guitarists Adrian Belew and Carlos Alomar) in unfamiliar roles. Thematically, the collection offers a global perspective on Western culture, but for all its ambition, the set includes some very accessible songs in “D.J.,” “Look Back In Anger” and “Boys Keep Swinging.” LODGER remains among the most underrated – and rewarding – albums in the Bowie catalog.

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