Top 10 albums from ex-Mansun frontman Paul Draper – Number 3 – Hunky Dory (David Bowie)

Draper - Hunky Dory

I could’ve gone for “Ziggy Stardust…” which is equally as good an album and obviously “Low” is an amazing album but basically, “Hunky Dory” is representing David Bowie in my Top 10 albums because this was never a hit album. It’s got “Changes” on it and “Life on Mars”. It’s got brilliant pop songs and it’s Bowie where he was just coming into being the big pop star we knew he could be and he got into his stride on that album. You knew what was going to happen with Bowie’s career from there – it just didn’t happen for him on that record. So, just for the fact he didn’t make it on that record, I’m putting it in as my Bowie representative. It’s an amazing album.

For Number 2 in Paul Draper’s Top 10 favourite albums, please go here.

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Martin Leay started writing for Louder Than War after a chance meeting on a boat with John Robb. They were docked alongside Millennium Pier at the time and had just witnessed a blistering set by the world's only Parliamentary Rock Band, MP4. Besides MP4, Martin cites The Smiths, Libertines, Stone Roses, Billy Bragg, Belle and Sebastian, Art Brut, The Cure, Jamie T and Bloc Party amongst his favourite musical artists. He lives in Camberwell, works in Parliament, supports Tranmere Rovers, loves Coronation Street and once ran a marathon.


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