Albums The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time  

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David Bowie isn't only one of the best frontmen of all time, but is one of the best art rock artists. In his decades-long career, Bowie released an array of music, spanning across numerous albums. Here, you'll find a 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 albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

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

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Hunky Dory is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Hunky Dory 1971

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Station to Station is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

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Scary Monsters (and Super Cree... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

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Low is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Low 1977

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Aladdin Sane is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

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Blackstar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Blackstar 2003

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"Heroes" 1977

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Diamond Dogs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

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

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Outside is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
DannyDiess added Outside 1995

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Young Americans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

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The Next Day is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

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Let's Dance is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

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Heathen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Heathen 2002

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Lodger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Lodger 1979

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Earthling is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Earthling 1997

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Reality is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Reality 2003

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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

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

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‘hours…’ is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

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Pin Ups is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Pin Ups 1973

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

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Never Let Me Down is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

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Tonight is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Tonight 1984

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Tin Machine is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
selfloathingbutttoucher added Tin Machine 1989

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Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Labyrinth 1986

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Tin Machine II is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Wyles added Tin Machine II 1991

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The Buddha of Suburbia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Wyles added The Buddha of Suburbia 1993