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David Bowie


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4 stars Bowie's latest studio album is surprisingly good. This chilled art rock album is packed with good songs and little if no filler.

'New Killer Star' kicks things off. This is not one of the best tracks on here but it is alright. It's very energetic, and quite a good way to open an album. 'Pablo Picasso' is next, a cover of a band called The Modern Lovers. It's definitely one of the artiest tracks on the album, and fits in well with Bowie's original songs. 'Never Get Old' is a brilliant and ironic track, coming from a man in his mid 50s. 'The Loneliest Guy' is a depressing ballad, that for some reason reminds me of Radiohead. 'Looking for Water' sounds like something from Never Let Me Down, only... better. The great production really compliments this song, and I especially like the intro and the outro. 'She'll Drive The Big Car' is a very mellow song. Not a standout track by any means, but provides a chilling break in the middle of the album. 'Days' is a sentimental song. David has written better songs in this style and it is not one of my favourites. 'Fall Dog Bombs the Moon' is an interesting song, with great abstract lyrics. 'Try Some, Buy Some' is a George Harrison cover that IMO surpasses the original. 'Reality' at last breaks the chilled, mellow, mood with scraping hard rock guitar, adding some variety to the album. 'Bring Me the Disoc King' is a great 7+ minutes closer. On this track Bowie bears his soul more than usual, as he laments his position of being an aging rock star, and looks back on the seventies. What a great way to close the album!

This is a great album that's good to relax to (although if you really want to relax you might want to skip Pablo Picasso and the title track). The only question that remains is when he will release his next studio album?

3.5 stars rounded up to 4.

burtonrulez | 4/5 |


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