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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. 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.

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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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455 61
Station to Station is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Station to Station David Bowie

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

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478 76
Low is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Low David Bowie

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"Heroes" David Bowie

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

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412 72
Aladdin Sane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Aladdin Sane David Bowie

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360 55
Scary Monsters (and Super Cree... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

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

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Diamond Dogs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Diamond Dogs David Bowie

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306 66
Outside is listed (or ranked) 11 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) 12 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

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322 67
Heathen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Heathen David Bowie

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311 73
The Next Day is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
The Next Day David Bowie

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281 58
Lodger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Lodger David Bowie

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271 80
Earthling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Earthling David Bowie

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Let's Dance is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Let's Dance David Bowie

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229 67
Reality is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Reality David Bowie

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

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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

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

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Tin Machine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
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Pin Ups is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Pin Ups David Bowie

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

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

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Tonight is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Tonight David Bowie

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Never Let Me Down is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
Never Let Me Down David Bowie

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