Yeah, Tristan, you are absolutely right that Abbey Road should win that one easily. But as I said I have a huge soft spot for Space Oddity mainly because it was the first Bowie album I ever bought. I saved my little pocket money for weeks back then and hoped the record store which only had one copy of it wouldn't sell it prematurely. It didn't. And I got it. Lyrics on the inner sleeve and poster included. Wow.
Musically speaking there is no doubt that Abbey Road is a masterpiece and Space Oddity is not.
And I want to believe that a light's shining through somehow