The Next Day – David Bowie

Not so much an album release, but an event 10 years in the waiting, I always knew he would make another album, these guys live for it, they can’t help themselves. It was inevitable that I would return to this for round two. People who read this blog, or know me know I am a fairly big Bowie fan, but I have to admit it is never always plain sailing with the Duke. He has certainly had his misses, a few too many to ignore. Most of the press and media seem to ignore the off-colour changes of this musical chameleon, Tin Machine anyone?
After a few streaming listens, and now the full-blown album, with track skipping, I have to say there are so many great tracks, I am not saying it is a masterpiece, maybe not Citizen Kane, but certainly an On The Waterfront. Love is Lost seems to be getting a fair few plays, along with Where Are We Now, which I still think is the best single he has done since Up The Hill Backwards.
Hidden gem; Dirty Boys, just fantastic.
Hidden gem 2; I’ll Take You There, sounds like a lost track from Lodger.
Micro review; It has to be said, nobody in rock music, past or present, could come back from the dead like this.

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The Next Day – David Bowie

No, I don’t have this album yet, but as I have been playing the single all day I am going to class it as one of my 3000. You know what this felt like yesterday when the single was released? It reminded me when I first lived in Saudi Arabia. I spent 7 months there, beerless. When I stepped off the plane back in the UK for a break I walked into a bar in a Heathrow hotel and had my first beer in 7 months. It was in fact the best beer in the world, well it tasted like the best beer in the world. This is what this single is, it is the best single in the world after a 10 year wait.
An aside; The video is quite disturbing, what a funny face, beautiful eyes though.