I can't act smug for liking this album, which really sucks. Normally I'd be like "Oh dear, you haven't listened to Ziggy Stardust yet? That's okay, you're just missing out on one of the biggest musical influences ever. No, don't feel bad."
Alas, the first time I listened to this album was in November or something, so yeah. Kind of missed the bragging-rights deadline (which would have been when I was 12, I'd assume. I mean, who wouldn't like a 12 year-old Bowie fan? No one, that's who.)
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is essentially about an alien rock-star trying to cope with Earth's cuh-razy society. Sound cliched? Good, because Bowie basically set the space-rocker cliche. Fuckwin guitar and Bowie's distinct voice mesh together greatly. As far as my Bowie knowledge goes, Ziggy Stardust is tame compared to his other albums. It sounds like something that would be played on classic-rock stations (I mean this in the kindest way possible), like 101.5 THE POOOOOOOOOOINT! Ahem, sorry. That was my favorite radio-station in Tampa.
So yeah, this is definitely worth checking out, especially if you have absolutely no knowledge on David Bowie.
Best Tracks: Ziggy Stardust, Starman, Soul Love, Five Years