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David Bowie: Aladdin Sane

Ron Ross, Phonograph Record, June 1973

FRESH FROM HIS second campaign in the American rock wars, our once and future pop boy fave David Bowie delivers Aladdin Sane as Phase III in his now inevitable ascent to becoming the Next Big Thing. Composed and recorded for the most part on the road in America, as were the early Stones albums, Aladdin Sane is startling evidence that, like him or not, Bowie is one of the most consistent and fast-moving artists since the Beatles themselves. His dropping of the Ziggy guise has left him a stronger rocker than ever, and given him a chance to exercise more of his innate originality than the concept of "Ziggy" left room for.

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