Heathen

User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 45
  2. Negative: 2 out of 45

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  1. MichaelS
    Jun 26, 2002
    2
    I really wanted to like this album, but it is one of the most boring albums Bowie has released. He sounds like he is covering his old tunes without adding anything new to the mix. While his last albums have been poorly review, they all possessed one to three gems. This album does not have a memorable song on it.
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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. While the songwriting ain't bad, it also ain't that good.
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    40
    None of the 12 tracks on Heathen displays anything memorable in the way of melody or chorus, their phrasing short-breathed and tired, their sequences energyless. [Jul 2002, p.108]
  3. Whatever you're going to make of 'Heathen', you'll probably agree it's Bowie's most eclectic effort for some time - and a damn enjoyable, rockahula listening pleasure.