Albums The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time  

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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. 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

2
609 121
Hunky Dory is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
1971

3
584 112
Station to Station is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

4
645 116
Low is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
1977

5
528 109
Aladdin Sane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

6
481 91
Scary Monsters (and Super Cree... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

7
356 49
Blackstar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
2003

8
592 105
1977

9
500 111
Diamond Dogs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

10
385 102
The Man Who Sold the World is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

11
376 111
Outside is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
DannyDiess added 1995

12
456 109
Young Americans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

13
387 111
The Next Day is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

14
374 147
Let's Dance is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

15
376 82
Lodger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
1979

16
399 104
Heathen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
2002

17
325 111
Earthling is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
1997

18
282 99
Reality is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
2003

19
237 104
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

20
264 122
Black Tie White Noise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

21
259 106
‘hours…’ is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

22
203 125
Pin Ups is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
1973

23
173 125
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

24
138 138
Never Let Me Down is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time

25
162 126
Tonight is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
1984