David Bowie – The Next Day

David Bowie is a musical icon. He has been around forever and reinvented himself numerous times. Super hot in the 80s and ever since he has been a little off the radar. True fans stuck with him while the Johnny come latelies wondered out loud if the creative well was dry. Even longtime fans began to doubt whether he would be able to record music of the same quality he had in the 70s and 80s. Well, I am here to tell all of you that the time has finally come. The Next Day is a brilliant album that is worthy of the talent of the man. The rock and growl is back. He is a mature artist in full control of his massive talent. The range of music on the album is breath taking. If you like Bowie the rocker it is there. If you are more a fan of danceable Bowie you can also find that. As a cherry on top of that delicious sundae there is also Bowie the torch song singer. The two ballads are total Bowie moments with a lot of over-the-top dramatics and oozing love. It all made me feel very nostalgic (in a good way) and prompted me to dust off discs I hadn’t listened to in a while. There are plenty of references to his past work but he is definitely looking forward and that made me believe that there won’t be another decade that passes before we see more of this type of quality from the Thin White Duke.

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