by David BowieDavid Bowie


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On the surface, Lodger is the most accessible of the three Berlin-era records David Bowie made with Brian Eno, simply because there are no instrumentals and there are a handful of concise pop songs. Nevertheless, Lodger is still gnarled and twisted avant pop; what makes it different is how it incorporates such experimental tendencies into genuine songs, something that Low and Heroes purposely avoided. "D.J.," "Look Back in Anger," and "Boys Keep Swinging" have strong melodic hooks that are subverted and strengthened by the layered, dissonant productions, while the remainder of the record is divided between similarly effective avant pop and ambient instrumentals. Lodger has an edgier, more minimalistic bent than its two predecessors, which makes it more accessible for rock fans, as well as giving it a more immediate, emotional impact. It might not stretch the boundaries of rock like Low and Heroes, but it arguably utilizes those ideas in a more effective fashion.

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Release Date: 02/23/2018
Label: Rhino / Parlophone
UPC: 0190295842680
catalogNumber: 219099
Rank: 3236

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Bowie   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Background Vocals,chamberlain
Adrian Belew   Guitar,Mandolin,Rhythm Guitar
Roger Powell   Synthesizer
Carlos Alomar   Guitar,Drums,Rhythm Guitar
Dennis Davis   Bass,Percussion,Drums
Brian Eno   Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Trumpet,Horn,Background Vocals,Prepared Piano
Stan Harrison   Saxophone
Simon House   Mandolin,Violin
Sean Mayes   Piano
George Murray   Bass
Tony Visconti   Bass,Guitar,Mandolin,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Composer,Producer
Carlos Alomar   Composer
Brian Eno   Composer
Tony Visconti   Producer,Engineer
David Richards   Engineer
Derek Boshier   Cover Design
Mark Adams   Retouching
Brian Duffy   Cover Photo,Inlay Photography

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