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  • Broken Base: The 2017 not-remix. Either it's a good improvement on an already excellent album, or it's a bastardization that misses the point of what made its original production so good.
  • Tough Act to Follow: Even after having been thoroughly Vindicated by History, fans and analysts tend to agree that Lodger is a somewhat lackluster follow-up to the hidden experimental gem Low and the consistently praised "Heroes", in part due to its Lighter and Softer direction and general lack of adherence to much of the same tropes as the other two albums in the Berlin Trilogy. It's seen as a good album, but most won't deny that it pales in comparison to its far better-remembered predecessors.
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  • Vindicated by History: The album wasn't as successful as Low or "Heroes", and like Low was critically unpopular. While it's not as influential or beloved as the previous, it is still now considered one of Bowie's most underrated albums, anticipating both the worldbeat boom and Bowie's own pop success in The '80s.

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