Are you experienced? The 25 greatest classic rock albums


No. 9 The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars by David Bowie (1972)

Bowie had tried marketing himself as singer-songwriter early on, but aside from the novelty hit “Space Oddity,” he hadn’t been able to crack the American market. That all changed with the release of this concept album—which featured his most famous alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust. Not only did the LP make Bowie a superstar, it helped glam rock gain an international following.

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