This record is where David Bowie first started to explore more electronic and ambient styles in his music. Side one of this vinyl features mostly short, direct, song-fragments that highlight his experimentation with these new styles. The second side in contrast features much longer instrumental tracks that showcase his approach to ambient music. When this album was first released critics were skeptical it would ever achieve success since it was so different than his previous works. Eventually, the genius of this album was appreciated and Pitchfork named it the greatest album of the 1970s, Rolling Stone added it to their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and countless other publications added it to their greatest albums list as well.