Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
by David Bowie
Released: Sep 1980
Label: Parlophone UK
Bowie somehow brilliantly balances sleek alternative pop ("Fashion" and "Ashes to Ashes") with jagged, brittle and often madly paranoid art rock. The guitar buzz on this album still has the power to astound while the lyrics, (with the exception of the fragilely optimistic "Up the Hill Backwards") speak of hopes dashed in a world gone horribly wrong.