Back in time
8 March 2013
Genial musical chameleonDAVID BOWIE (1947-2016) released his 25th longplayer, named THE NEXT DAY on 8 March 2013, 10 years ago today. An astounding accomplishment so late in his incredible career (followed by his final tour de force Blackstar in 2016). It’s in my Bowie albums top-10 and still regularly on my headphones.
The Guardian (UK newspaper) wrote: “Provoking, strange and filled with great songs. The Next Day offers what you might call an index of Bowiean obsessions… The Next Day isn’t the equal of Bowie’s 70s work: but then, the man himself might reasonably argue, what is? Perhaps it’s destined to be remembered more for the unexpected manner in which it was announced than its contents. That doesn’t seem a fair fate for an album that’s thought-provoking, strange and filled with great songs. Listening to The Next Day makes you hope it’s not a one-off, that his return continues apace: no mean feat, given that listening to a new album by most of his peers makes you wish they’d stick to playing the greatest hits.” Score: 4/5.
SINGLES/CLIPS: Where Are You Now / The Stars (Are Out Tonight) /
The Next Day / Valentine’s Day
– WHERE ARE WE NOW –
Released on his 66th birthday
– THE STARS ARE OUT (TONIGHT) –
– THE NEXT DAY –
– VALENTINE’S DAY –