albums The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time  

Reference
Originally by
10.9k votes 1.3k voters 15.4k views 29 items Embed

List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

David Bowie isn't only one of the best frontmen of all time, but is one of the best art rock artists. List of the best David Bowie albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This David Bowie discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top David Bowie albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included David Bowie singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest David Bowie album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite David Bowie album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best David Bowie album of all time?" or "What are the top David Bowie albums?" then this list will answer your questions. This list contains albums like Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Next Day.

David Bowie released his 25th and final album Blackstar on Janaury 8, 2016, coinciding with his 69th birthday. Met with critical acclaim and commercial success, Blackstar became David Bowie's only album to top the Billboard 200 in the United States. While recording the album, David Bowie was suffering from liver cancer, which was never disclosed to the public. Two days after the album release, David Bowie passed away. 

This list of popular David Bowie CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. You may copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it with your Twitter followers, Facebook friends or with any other social networks you use on a regular basis.

list ordered by

1
613 69
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

2
492 78
Station to Station is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Station to Station David Bowie

3
508 86
Hunky Dory is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Hunky Dory David Bowie

4
523 86
Low is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Low David Bowie

5
397 63
Scary Monsters (and Super Cree... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

6
494 85
"Heroes" David Bowie

7
444 84
Aladdin Sane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Aladdin Sane David Bowie

8
246 24
Blackstar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Blackstar YahZarah

9
385 78
Young Americans is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Young Americans David Bowie

10
317 69
The Man Who Sold the World is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

11
409 89
Diamond Dogs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Diamond Dogs David Bowie

12
323 72
Outside is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
DannyDiess added Outside David Bowie

13
343 74
Heathen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Heathen David Bowie

14
330 80
The Next Day is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
The Next Day David Bowie

The Best Stevie Wonder Albums of All Time

15
309 61
Lodger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Lodger David Bowie

16
313 108
Let's Dance is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Let's Dance David Bowie

17
280 88
Earthling is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Earthling David Bowie

18
239 75
Reality is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Reality David Bowie

19
231 80
‘hours…’ is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
‘hours…’ David Bowie

20
233 93
Black Tie White Noise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Black Tie White Noise David Bowie

21
190 77
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
David Bowie David Bowie

22
173 90
Pin Ups is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Pin Ups David Bowie

23
151 92
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
David Bowie David Bowie

24
60 9
Tin Machine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
selfloathingbutttoucher added Tin Machine Tin Machine

25
137 96
Tonight is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Tonight David Bowie

26
117 108
Never Let Me Down is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Never Let Me Down David Bowie

27
38 8
The Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
The Labyrinth

28
30 8
The Labyrinth Ost is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
samtheguitarman added The Labyrinth Ost

29
0 1
Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Labyrinth