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"Young Americans" is an album by English singer-songwriter David Bowie, released in 1975.

With this LP, Bowie made a sudden and jolting step in a new direction, shedding his past and exploring Philadelphia with backing from a very young Luther Vandross. "Young Americans" contained his first number one hit in the US, "Fame", co-written with John Lennon (who also contributed backing vocals), and work from one of Bowie's favourite guitarists and band members… read more

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  • Avatar for ainodinho
    This album has like the best backing vocals ever. Not that Bowie's voice isn't enough but the backing vocals in Young Americans, Right, Fascination etc. are just the icing on the cake. Fantastic album overall.
  • Avatar for DavCnuk
    Classic album from the eighties. Yes, I know it was released in '75...
  • Avatar for elf-culture
    one of my favorite albums by him. it's so damn gorgeous
  • Avatar for Mr_Smithee
    One of the best david's albums!Classical
  • Avatar for hessel-z
    Perhaps I gotta give it a few more tries, but as far as I know Station To Station is superior in every possible way.
  • Avatar for hessel-z
    One of my least favorite Bowie records, although it has some good moments.
  • Avatar for lucaslups
    My favorite David Bowie album.
  • Avatar for Angel_Blue-
    So good.
  • Avatar for mkdillon2008
    Excellent! Bowie changes his style and transformation effects are surprisingly good. I love "plastic soul" :) I might be committing heresy but I'd rather listen to this any day over Ziggy Stardust. [3]
  • Avatar for gokunirvana
    Nobody can deny the fact that Bowie mastered the "plastic soul" genre here. Also, the backing vocals are some of the best ever recorded by any artist. And don't forget it was the first album with the great Carlos Alomar.

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