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Lodger
     

Lodger

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by David 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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/1999
Label:
Parlophone (Wea)
UPC:
0724352190904
catalogNumber:
219099
Rank:
13264

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Bowie   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Saxophone,Vocals,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,Ambience
Reeves Gabrels   Guitar
Simon House   Mandolin,Violin
Erdal Kizilgay   Bass,Drums
Sean Mayes   Piano,Keyboards
George Murray   Bass,Bass Guitar
Tony Visconti   Bass,Guitar,Mandolin,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals
Erdal Kizilcay   Bass,Drums

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Carlos Alomar   Composer
Greg Calbi   Engineer
Brian Eno   Composer
Rod O'Brien   Engineer
Tony Visconti   Producer,Engineer
David Richards   Engineer

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Lodger 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
lodger marks the begining of the end of the seventy's for david bowie. Three main tracks on the album stick out to me.They are the following: 1." look back in anger 2." boys keep swinging 3." DJ At a time when disco was burning up the charts david bowie went against what was popular at the time and made a timeless rock album.Highly reccomended.!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Since the day it was released,Lodger has always "fight" against Low and Heroes. The most say that is the worst album of the "Berlin Trilogy". It could be true, but Lodger is a great album too! Boys keep swinging, DJ and Look back in anger: three lost gems of Bowie's catalog.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago