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Re: Bowie, genius or not...
Jul 28, 2010, 16:20
Moon Cat wrote:
Moments of splendour, moments of cack. Inventive, maybe a bit too self-consciously zeitgeisty during phases of his career, but I'd argue the body of work has enough merit to put him in the region of the 'greats', and the star quality on display is apparent. Amazing looking pop star too!

Genius is something of a de-valued word in terms of pop and rock. I've been guilty of over using it myself on several occasions. It's become kind of the go-to word to emphasise one's personal enthusiasm for a band or artist rather than a definably objective description that can be universally agreed upon. But, so what? It's pop innit?

I agree.

Genius is a devalued term nowadays.

Bowie has some good and bad.

His production does get a little thin, and he can sound whiney.

I love the live albums that everybody hates, he sounds a little more full bodied.

Station to Station is a great album, too short.
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