Take his 1975 release, Young Americans. No, really, I have an extra copy, so take it.
The album draws on soul music, which was in full swing (pun intended) in the mid-70's-in fact, disco was thriving by the time the album was released.
Ahead of its time? Hardly.
But a reflection of its time, successfully blending soul and rock elements?
I'll give him that.
I'm pretty sure I got my mitts on this one when my oldest brother moved out to go to college and left it behind. It is one of my favorite Bowie albums, and in my opinion far outshines his 1980's commercial high water mark, Let's Dance.
And why does it matter that it's one of my favorite Bowie releases?
CAUSE IT'S MY F#@$&NG BLOG!
SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME
It's also in the Vault, for you in the know.
Interesting trivia-forty years ago, the song "Fame" from this album hit number one on the Billboard 100 (week of September 20, 1975)