More and more, music listeners are gravitating towards the hits; hit albums, hit songs, hit performances. This style of listening is great for a 21st century approach to music, where singles are downloadable and iTunes reigns supreme, but whatever happened to listening to an album? The whole thing? Those were the days. With that in mind, here are 10 grossly underrated albums from famous recording artists that you may not’ve heard yet.
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (1980) – David Bowie
As an artist, finding a balance between past success and experimental new territory can be a bit of a chore. With Ziggy Stardust (1972), David Bowie found success. With his other albums of the 1970s, less so. But with 1980s Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), Bowie found the perfect balance between his musical sensibilities and his larger-than-life glam-rock persona that had begun to weigh down his ability to express himself in ways that weren’t so…glam. Often regarded as Bowie’s last truly great effort, Scary Monsters helped return Bowie to commercial viability and contributed to his continued success as the king of all things zany.