This is the last album David Bowie recorded before he became really BIG. And by saying Big I mean an interstellar fame that Ziggy Stardust received. "Hunky Dory" in its essence is an album of piano pop, angry guitar riffs or metallic drumming are nowhere in sight. The biggest hit on the record is "Changes" with the overly optimistic chorus. The trouble I have with enjoying this album to the maximum level is the rather large number of non-catchy songs. In terms of content with this album Bowie sounds much more like Elton John than like David Bowie, and I can`t say that it`s essentially great but songs like "Life on Mars", "Queen Bitch" and "Kooks" still rule massively.