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Saturday, March 9, 2013

DAVID BOWIE / The Next Day [2013]

24 albums later and 10 years after his last one, at the ripe ol' age of 66 Old Man Bowie is at it again on 2013's The Next Day.
A bold, beautiful and poetic presentation that questions mortality in such classy ways only David Bowie could pull it off with such grace and fragile confidence.  Not a single song comes near the 5 minute mark so as they never wear out their welcome and leaving you wanting more.  Echoes of Bowie's Berlin and Tin Machine eras are sprinkled throughout the album with just slight hints of the drum n' bass of Earthling. This is Bowie stripped down without the benefit of hiding behind a fabricated persona and that makes for one of his strongest upbeat records in a long, long time.

4 masked "Heroes" out of 5

Songs Of Note: Dirty BoysDancing Out In Space

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