In a fascinating piece from Vanity Fair of 2003 David Bowie wrote out his favourite album selections from his collection of some 2500 vinyl. They are:

THE LAST POETS
THE LAST POETS
(1970, Douglas)

SHIPBUILDING
ROBERT WYATT
(1982, Rough Trade)

THE FABULOUS LITTLE RICHARD
LITTLE RICHARD
(1959, Specialty)

MUSIC FOR 18 MUSICIANS
STEVE REICH
(1978, ECM)

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
(1967, Verve)

TUPELO BLUES
JOHN LEE HOOKER
(1962, Riverside)

BLUES, RAGS AND HOLLERS
KOERNER, RAY AND GLOVER
(1963, Elektra)

THE APOLLO THEATRE PRESENTS: IN PERSON! THE JAMES BROWN SHOW
JAMES BROWN
(1963, King)

FORCES OF VICTORY
LINTON KWESI JOHNSON
(1979, Mango)

THE RED FLOWER OF TACHAI BLOSSOMS EVERYWHERE: MUSIC PLAYED ON NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS
VARIOUS ARTISTS
(1972, China Record Company)

BANANA MOON
DAEVID ALLEN
(1971, Caroline/Virgin)

JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
CAST ALBUM
(1968, CBS)

THE ELECTROSONIKS: ELECTRONIC MUSIC
TOM DISSEVELT
(1960, Vendor Philips)
So esoteric it could not be found!

THE 5000 SPIRITS OR THE LAYERS OF THE ONION
THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND
(1967, Hannibal)

TEN SONGS BY TUCKER ZIMMERMAN
TUCKER ZIMMERMAN
(1969, Regal Zonophone/EMI)

FOUR LAST SONGS (STRAUSS)
GUNDULA JANOWITZ
(1973, DG)

THE ASCENSION
GLENN BRANCA
(1981, 99Records)

THE MADCAP LAUGHS
SYD BARRETT
(1970, Harvest/EMI)

BLACK ANGELS
GEORGE CRUMB
(1972, CRI)

FUNKY KINGSTON
TOOTS & THE MAYTALS
(1973, Dragon)

DELUSION OF THE FURY
HARRY PARTCH
(1971, Columbia)

OH YEAH
CHARLES MINGUS
(1961, Atlantic)

LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS
IGOR STRAVINSKY
(1960, MFP/EMI)

THE FUGS
THE FUGS

THE GLORY OF THE HUMAN VOICE

It is as delightfully eclectic as you’d expect–I have none, but want them all. You can read why Bowie chose what he did here.