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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741 114
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
2
651 119
Low is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
1977
3
591 114
Station to Station is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
4
612 124
Hunky Dory is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
1971
5
595 109
1977
6
486 92
Scary Monsters (and Super Cree... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
7
533 111
Aladdin Sane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
8
361 52
Blackstar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
2003
9
507 111
Diamond Dogs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
10
461 109
Young Americans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
11
385 107
The Man Who Sold the World is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
12
376 114
Outside is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
DannyDiess added 1995
13
378 84
Lodger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
1979
14
402 105
Heathen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
2002
15
388 113
The Next Day is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
16
379 147
Let's Dance is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
17
325 114
Earthling is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
1997
18
284 100
Reality is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
2003
19
260 108
‘hours…’ is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
20
264 125
Black Tie White Noise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
21
238 106
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
22
204 128
Pin Ups is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
1973
23
173 128
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
24
164 128
Tonight is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
1984
25
80 44
Tin Machine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best David Bowie Albums of All Time
selfloathingbutttoucher added Tin Machine 1989