Today’s been a big day for David Bowie. Not only is it his 66th birthday, he also stunned the music world by announcing that he’ll be releasing his first new album in a decade this March and by making the first single — “Where Are We Now?” — available immediately.
Bowie’s new record, titled The Next Day, will be released on March 12th and will be his 24th studio album — assuming you don’t count his Tin Machine records and his soundtrack albums.
Needless to say, a 24 album discography that will now include releases in six decades — and features numerous incarnations of Bowie from Ziggy Stardust to The Thin White Duke to that thing he played in Labyrinth — can be tough to wrap your head around.
Luckily, we’re here to help you decipher the catalog of an artist who built his name on ch-ch-ch-ch-changes. Here are all 23 of David Bowie’s current studio records ranked from worst to best…