Welcome to the latest edition of Masterpiece Reviews. Once again, we’ve thrown on our favorite velvet robe, turned up the fire, and are here to regale you with stories of the greatest and most classic albums of all time. It’s a fresh, new perspective on why these albums are filed under “M” for masterpiece.
In honor of its 40th anniversary, host Nick Freed looks back looks back on Station To Station, the album that introduced us to one of David Bowie’ most famous personas: The Thin White Duke. Recorded in the aftermath of Bowie’s lead acting debut The Man Who Fell To Earth, as the musician was in the throes of drug addiction, Station To Station is considered to be a musically transitory album leaning more towards electronics and synthesizers while still incorporating the funk and soul of Young Americans. Since its release, it has been described as both Bowie’s most accessible and impenetrable album.