“Aladdin Sane” was David Bowie’ s sixth album, following in the footsteps, yet still breaking away from it predecessor, “Ziggy Stardust”.
Bowie was far from being an unknown artist when “Ziggy Stardust” came out, but it definitely raised him to the next level of success – and raised the bar of what record buyers expected of him. David Bowie, much like the Ziggy persona he created, had become a superstar.
Rather than trying to duplicate his prior album, Bowie set out to make something fresh. A new persona, Aladdin Sane was created. And there was a significant musical shift toward avant-garde jazz on many of the songs.
When it came out, “Aladdin Sane” received praise from both critics and fans. Today, it is considered to be one of David Bowie’s best records.