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Frankie Flowers
4 stars After having already taken music to startling new heights with Low, Bowie continued his bare bones production in Berlin with Brian Eno and Robert Fripp. And the music here is just as unusual, although "Heroes" is a bit more accessible and less dark than its predecessor in many ways. On the first half we have some alternative art-rock with "Beauty And The Beast" and "Joe The Lion" and the true gem is the title track, a great poetic composition with great harmonics. Also love "Sons Of The Silent Age" which touches on nostalgia and "V-2 Schneider" which was a nice nod to Kraftwerk. The second half comprises of some interesting ambient tracks like off the last album, with moods ranging from murky, soothing to horrific. A favourite here is "Neukolen", apparently inspired by the Berlin neighbourhood. Many fans reckon this album the pinnicle of the trilogy, though I'm torn between this and Low. They are both excellent albums and great places to check out what Bowie was doing at the height of his creativity.

Frankie Flowers | 4/5 |


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