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Young Americans


Download links and information about Young Americans by David Bowie. This album was released in 1975 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 58:44 minutes.

Artist: David Bowie
Release date: 1975
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop
Tracks: 11
Duration: 58:44
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No. Title Length
1. Young Americans 5:16
2. Win 4:45
3. Fascination 5:47
4. Right 4:17
5. Somebody Up There Likes Me 6:32
6. Across the Universe 4:31
7. Can You Hear Me 5:06
8. Fame 4:20
9. John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) 7:03
10. Who Can I Be Now? 4:39
11. It's Gonna B 6:28



David Bowie had dropped hints during the Diamond Dogs tour that he was moving toward R&B, but the full-blown blue-eyed soul of Young Americans came as a shock. Surrounding himself with first-rate sessionmen, Bowie comes up with a set of songs that approximate the sound of Philly soul and disco, yet remain detached from their inspirations; even at his most passionate, Bowie sounds like a commentator, as if the entire album was a genre exercise. Nevertheless, the distance doesn't hurt the album — it gives the record its own distinctive flavor, and its plastic, robotic soul helped inform generations of synthetic British soul. What does hurt the record is a lack of strong songwriting. "Young Americans" is a masterpiece, and "Fame" has a beat funky enough that James Brown ripped it off, but only a handful of cuts ("Win," "Fascination," "Somebody up There Likes Me") comes close to matching their quality. As a result, Young Americans is more enjoyable as a stylistic adventure than as a substantive record.