David Bowie: The Next Day

It is an enormous pleasure to report that the new David Bowie album is an absolute wonder: urgent, sharp-edged, bold, beautiful and baffling, an intellectually stimulating, emotionally charged, musically jagged, electric bolt through his own mythos and the mixed-up, celebrity-obsessed, war-torn world of the 21st century. Musically, it is stripped and to the point, painted in the primal colours of rock: hard drums, fluid bass, fizzing guitars, shaded by splashes of keyboard and dirty rasps of horns. The 14 songs are short and spiky, often contrasting that kind of patent Bowie one-note declarative drawl with sweet bursts of melodic escape that hit you like a sugar rush. Bowie’s return from a decade’s absence feels very present, although full of sneaky backward glances. 

5 Stars

-Neil McCormick Feb. 2013 www.telegraph.co.uk


The Next Day 3:26
Dirty Boys 2:58
The Stars (Are Out Tonight) 3:57
Love Is Lost 3:57
Where Are We Now? 4:09
Valentine’s Day 3:02
If You Can See Me 3:12
I’d Rather Be High 3:44
Boss Of Me 4:09
Dancing Out In Space 3:21
How Does The Grass Grow? 4:34
(You Will) Set The World On Fire 3:32
You Feel So Lonely You Could Die 4:37
Heat 4:25 


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