8 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bowie's ‘70s work established him as the ultimate thinking-person's rock star, but 1983's Let's Dance made him a full-blown pop star. Partnering with producer Nile Rodgers of Chic, Bowie shows off his Top 40 chops on the Motown-influenced "Modern Love" and the hard-grooving title track (featuring a guitar solo from a fledgling Stevie Ray Vaughan). The R&B-flecked sheen that Rodgers brings to tracks like the sumptuous and tender "China Girl" makes the whole album sparkle.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bowie's ‘70s work established him as the ultimate thinking-person's rock star, but 1983's Let's Dance made him a full-blown pop star. Partnering with producer Nile Rodgers of Chic, Bowie shows off his Top 40 chops on the Motown-influenced "Modern Love" and the hard-grooving title track (featuring a guitar solo from a fledgling Stevie Ray Vaughan). The R&B-flecked sheen that Rodgers brings to tracks like the sumptuous and tender "China Girl" makes the whole album sparkle.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

The lowender ,

My favorite album! May he RIP!

This album was a classic! He and Nile Rodgers produced a masterpiece! Modern Love, China Girl, Lets Dance, those songs; killer! We're losing too many icons and he was definitely up there with them. 4 decades? That's an icon. He would surely be missed. May he R.I.P.

DobbyTheHouseElf328 ,

9/10

Let me start by saying I'm a huge Bowie fan & if you are new to Bowie music - do not start your journey here.
Now, this is an 80s album all the way. The keyboards, horns, how the drums were produced, everything. If your uninterested in 80s music this MAY turn you off. The album also features lead guitar on just about every song except Modern Love by Stevie Ray Vaughn (exceptional short lived career). Stevie plays excellent & gives the record a nice boost. The only real drawback is this version of cat people isn't as good as the original Bowie version from the cat movie, get that version for sure. & Ricochet is good but not great in my view. Criminal World, Modern Love, China Girl & Cat People (not the lets dance version) are the best to me. But nothing is bad here in my opnion

junkie fan ,

IT"S great

my all time fave of Bowie

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