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Adam Administrator
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03/19/04 02:32 AM
LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20thC?  

When we observe the history of Low and it's gradual rise to critical acceptance, it is not unlike another musical landmark - Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

The Rite of Spring was released to the Paris music elite in 1913 on the back of two acclaimed ballets – Petrouchka and The Fire Bird. Initially, the ballet was met by a critcal slandering and near riots ensued at it’s premierre.

As we know, Bowie’s Low was released on the back of his two most successful albums in America. Although an initial audience was guaranteed (indeed it spawned a top 5 album and single), it’s critical reaction was likewise very poor.

Somewhere over the course of time, all of this changed.

20 years after The Rite of Spring, the New York Times announced that it was to the 20th century what Beethoven's 9th Symphony was to the previous one.

Now 27 years after the release of Low, it is still found ascending the lists of "top 100 albums of all time" despite thousands of other acclaimed albums being released in the interim.

Both pieces also live on in the form of other reworkings.

In 1940, Leopold Stokowski and Walt Disney selected The Rite of Spring for inclusion in the animated feature, Fantasia thus securing its place in popular culture. In 1993, Philip Glass (the world's most popular and reknowned living composer) chose Low for the basis of a brand new symphony and thus securing Bowie some kind of place in classical and mimimalist music.

So my question is - what other albums from the rock era have offered such a striking experimentation and inspiration as Low? Moreover, what albums were released to such a mainstream audience that they also secured a place in the nation’s top 5 album charts?

In the case of Stravinsky, questions were raised over the legitimacy of the music. Likewise, Side 2 of Low could not – and still cannot – be considered rock music.



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*LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20thC?  AdamAdministrator03/19/04 02:32 AM
.*Well, on my list, it'd be pretty LOW  twister09/15/04 03:29 PM
.*Love to say Da Da  Chichikov03/21/04 06:47 PM
.*Get Ready to Smile  Marquis03/21/04 08:07 PM
.*The Berlin era was a musical renaissance  stevetobias03/21/04 12:13 PM
.*Re: The Berlin era was a musical renaissance  bowiefanpeter03/21/04 01:19 PM
.*Anyway, enough of that  GodlessWonder03/21/04 01:26 PM
.*Guest  poorsoul03/21/04 08:05 PM
.*Re: Guest  The_Omen04/12/04 01:48 AM
.*Weep  poorsoul04/12/04 03:22 AM
.*Re: Weep  pablopicasso04/12/04 05:40 AM
.*Philo  poorsoul04/13/04 02:49 AM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20thC?  diamondogz7403/21/04 06:52 AM
.*I say jump!  EuropeanCanon03/21/04 09:01 AM
.*Re: I say jump!  diamondogz7403/21/04 09:36 AM
.*Re: I say jump!  kipt03/21/04 10:46 AM
.*Re: I say jump!  diamondogz7403/21/04 02:58 PM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20thC?  bowiefanpeter03/20/04 06:16 AM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20  AdamAdministrator04/09/04 07:03 AM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20  forgetthatim5009/11/04 11:02 PM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20  pablopicasso04/09/04 07:08 AM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20  NoControl04/09/04 06:25 PM
.*Elbox  poorsoul04/11/04 02:37 AM
.*Re: Elbox  Grey_Nihilist04/11/04 11:54 AM
.*Re: Elbox  bowiefanpeter04/11/04 04:28 AM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20  pablopicasso04/09/04 06:35 PM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20  bowiefanpeter04/09/04 07:17 AM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20  NoControl04/09/04 06:33 PM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20thC?  NoControl03/20/04 00:18 AM
.*What a fucking twat...  JonnyManic04/07/04 11:20 PM
.*Re: This is TOO Easy...  NoControl04/08/04 01:03 AM
.*Re: This is TOO Easy...  Diamond_Dave09/12/04 07:56 AM
.*This is even easier!  Marquis09/12/04 05:06 PM
.*Re: This is even easier!  Diamond_Dave09/15/04 07:44 AM
.*Thank Your Lucky Oops!  Marquis09/15/04 11:54 AM
.*2 + 2 = 5  poorsoul09/13/04 07:16 AM
.*sterilise this man and his family. fast  JonnyManic04/08/04 04:11 PM
.*Re: sterilise this man and his family. fast  NoControl04/08/04 09:15 PM
.*it's like talking to Robbie The Robot on crack  JonnyManic04/08/04 09:56 PM
.*Re: it's like talking to Robbie The Robot on crack  NoControl04/08/04 10:31 PM
.*stuck in a loop  JonnyManic04/09/04 04:17 PM
.*Re: stuck in a loop  NoControl04/09/04 06:43 PM
.*Re: stuck in a loop  pablopicasso04/09/04 06:56 PM
.*zzz  JonnyManic04/09/04 06:53 PM
.*Re: zzz  NoControl04/09/04 07:16 PM
.*bad doggy  JonnyManic04/09/04 07:38 PM
.*Re:  NoControl04/10/04 07:54 PM
.*I bet you dribble when you smile...  JonnyManic04/11/04 04:49 PM
.*Re:  Grey_Nihilist04/10/04 08:33 PM
.*Buttinsky  ohramonaModerator04/10/04 09:07 PM
.*Prawn of Satan  Marquis04/10/04 09:11 PM
.*Picky picky picky  ohramonaModerator04/10/04 09:14 PM
.*Re: Picky picky picky  CAwesome04/11/04 01:15 AM
.*Your Zappa Hard-on Knows No Bounds  Marquis04/10/04 08:05 PM
.*Re: it's like talking to Robbie The Robot on crack  RabbitFighter04/08/04 10:57 PM
.*Re: it's like talking to Robbie The Robot on crack  CAwesome04/08/04 10:42 PM
.*Re: it's like talking to Robbie The Robot on crack  NoControl04/08/04 11:05 PM
.*Yeah, well Bowie invented the fax machine!  Marquis04/08/04 11:18 AM
.*Re: Yeah, well Bowie invented the fax machine!  Cassiel04/08/04 12:11 PM
.*Re: Yeah, well Bowie invented the fax machine!  pablopicasso04/08/04 12:32 PM
.*What I want to know is, who woke him up again!!!  Cassiel04/08/04 12:39 PM
.*Re: What I want to know is, who woke him up again!!!  pablopicasso04/08/04 12:44 PM
.*Always On the Ball  Marquis04/08/04 12:49 PM
.*OMD!  SysiyoModerator04/08/04 01:01 PM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20  AdamAdministrator03/20/04 00:38 AM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20  NoControl03/20/04 00:55 AM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20  AdamAdministrator03/20/04 01:11 AM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20  NoControl03/20/04 01:15 AM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20  AdamAdministrator03/20/04 01:48 AM
.*Having Been There  EJSundayModerator03/22/04 04:28 AM
.*Re: Having Been There  NoControl03/22/04 11:24 PM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20  NoControl03/20/04 02:21 AM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20  AdamAdministrator03/20/04 02:37 AM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20  NoControl03/20/04 03:04 AM
.*The Problem With Zappa  Marquis03/20/04 02:45 PM
.*Monster  poorsoul03/20/04 10:31 PM
.*Give People What They Want in Lethal Doses  Marquis03/20/04 11:23 PM
.*Re: Give People What They Want in Lethal Doses  RabbitFighter03/21/04 06:43 AM
.*Re: Give People What They Want in Lethal Doses  NoControl03/22/04 00:15 AM
.*Always crashing in the same car  RabbitFighter03/22/04 10:05 AM
.*Re: Give People What They Want in Lethal Doses  NoControl03/21/04 00:27 AM
.*Manic  poorsoul03/21/04 08:09 PM
.*Re: Manic  NoControl03/22/04 00:38 AM
.*Re: Manic  diamondogz7403/22/04 06:47 AM
.*Re: Manic  Nature_Boy03/22/04 07:14 AM
.*Re: Manic  diamondogz7403/23/04 06:28 AM
.*>  Shyster03/22/04 05:34 AM
.*Re: >  NoControl03/22/04 11:25 PM
.*Lend  poorsoul03/22/04 03:08 AM
.*Re: Lend  NoControl03/22/04 11:34 PM
.*Shelter  poorsoul03/22/04 11:39 PM
.*Re: Shelter  NoControl03/22/04 11:43 PM
.*I am a robot, do what I say.  Marquis03/23/04 03:04 AM
.*Re: I am a robot, do what I say.  NoControl03/23/04 03:41 AM
.*Baby you just keep me coming back  Marquis03/23/04 11:45 AM
.*Re: Baby you just keep me coming back  NoControl03/24/04 01:31 AM
.*Re: Baby you just keep me coming back  Cassiel03/24/04 02:47 PM
.*Re: Baby you just keep me coming back  NoControl03/24/04 06:08 PM
.*Ask Dr. Stupid  Marquis03/24/04 11:15 AM
.*Re: Broken Hearts Are For Assholes  NoControl03/24/04 06:08 PM
.*Code Change  EJSundayModerator03/25/04 05:09 AM
.*Re: The Intensive Care Contingent  NoControl03/25/04 07:05 AM
.*There can Be Only One  EJSundayModerator03/25/04 07:30 AM
.*Re: A+  NoControl03/25/04 07:41 AM
.*Re: A+  SysiyoModerator03/25/04 07:59 AM
.*Hear hear, well spoken Marquis!  SysiyoModerator03/21/04 05:18 PM
.*Re: Hear hear, well spoken Marquis!  NoControl03/22/04 00:17 AM
.*And the finnish alphabet has 29 letters.  SysiyoModerator03/22/04 02:05 PM
.*Re: And the finnish alphabet has 29 letters.  NoControl03/22/04 11:27 PM
.*Re: Give People What They Want in Lethal Doses  pablopicasso03/21/04 02:20 AM
.*Re: Give People What They Want in Lethal Doses  NoControl03/22/04 00:13 AM
.*I love you but i've chosen darkness  Marquis03/21/04 02:13 AM
.*Re: I love you but i've chosen darkness  NoControl03/22/04 00:12 AM
.*Are you speaking?  Marquis03/22/04 01:10 AM
.*Re: Are you speaking?  NoControl03/22/04 11:40 PM
.*Blessing  poorsoul03/23/04 00:10 AM
.*Re: Blessing  NoControl03/23/04 00:41 AM
.*Re: The Problem With Zappa  NoControl03/20/04 07:55 PM
.*Re: The Problem With Zappa  HotJareth03/20/04 08:13 PM
.*Re: The Problem With Ignorance  NoControl03/20/04 09:19 PM
.*Re: The Problem With Ignorance  HotJareth03/20/04 09:22 PM
.*Re: The Problem With Ignorance  NoControl03/20/04 09:25 PM
.*Re: The Problem With Ignorance  HotJareth03/20/04 09:36 PM
.*Re: The Problem With Ignorance  NoControl03/20/04 09:38 PM
.*Re: The Problem With Ignorance  HotJareth03/20/04 09:45 PM
.*Re: The Problem With Ignorance  NoControl03/20/04 09:51 PM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20  th0mas03/20/04 07:41 AM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20  SysiyoModerator03/20/04 02:34 PM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20  pablopicasso03/20/04 04:42 PM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20  CAwesome03/20/04 05:08 PM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20  pablopicasso03/20/04 05:21 PM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20  Earthling on Fire03/20/04 03:00 AM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20thC?  Strawman03/19/04 11:09 AM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20thC?  bowiefanpeter03/19/04 09:01 AM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20thC?  Earthling on Fire03/19/04 07:17 AM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20thC?  SysiyoModerator03/19/04 06:19 AM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20thC?  EJSundayModerator03/19/04 09:17 AM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20thC?  SysiyoModerator03/19/04 04:31 PM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20thC?  eraserhead03/19/04 11:22 AM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20thC?  tonyinsf03/19/04 11:58 PM
.*Kraftwerk  AdamAdministrator03/19/04 06:38 AM
.*Popularity's no contest  White Prism03/19/04 04:05 AM
.*Metal Dung  AdamAdministrator03/19/04 04:25 AM
.*Invocation & Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin  White Prism03/19/04 07:17 AM
.*What with our Culture and our charm and our brains  White Prism03/23/04 04:26 PM
.*Re: Invocation & Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin  xray_yak03/19/04 11:42 AM
.*Re: Invocation & Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin  DocFederfeld03/19/04 12:18 PM
.*Keh ?  xray_yak03/19/04 03:07 PM
.*A Lingering Lapse Of Agression  EJSundayModerator03/22/04 08:06 AM
.*Heck  poorsoul03/20/04 00:36 AM
.*Re: Invocation & Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin  RabbitFighter03/19/04 12:48 PM
.*Re: Invocation & Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin  AdamAdministrator03/19/04 07:33 AM
.*Re: Invocation & Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin  Earthling on Fire03/19/04 11:08 AM
.*Re: Invocation & Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin  Frank_Solo03/19/04 08:34 AM
.*Re: Kid A Dung  Emil03/19/04 07:01 AM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20thC?  TheYoungDude03/19/04 03:28 AM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20thC?  tonyinsf03/19/04 02:55 AM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20thC?  kipt03/20/04 08:10 PM
.*Re: LOW: Most Experimental Popular Album of the 20thC?  TheYoungDude03/19/04 03:26 AM
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