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"HEROES"

David Bowie

 

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The Truth
4 stars Bowie's "Heroes" is a strange but graceful little record and it comes extremely close to a masterpiece if not for but a few moments of unneeded noodling.

It's a sophisticated pop record, Bowie's trademark, to start with, but it is filled with such raw emotion it's hard not to take notice. The first track almost seems lighthearted, but Eno's production technique on this record gives the listener the sense that something darker is lurking underneath and perhaps it is because the titular track is one of the most emotional piece of pop music ever written.

"We could be heroes, just for one day," Bowie says and it's this particular track that really evens out the record as a whole with it's pop tunes interlaced with the titular ballad and the weird sonic experimentation of side 2. That's what most people have a hard time with indeed, but I find it very relaxing music, starting with V-2 Schiender and eventually coming to the finale of the album Secret Life of Arabia which as it turns out is a very catchy end to an album that went through an odd phase just minutes before.

It's really kind of an oddity in Bowie's discog but it's also one of his best. Kind of like Alice Cooper's "Dada" or Bob Dylan's "Street-Legal". Those are cult albums within strong artists and sometimes those are the best albums in a musicians career.

4 stars because it's not the strongest record ever but still pretty amazing.

The Truth | 4/5 |

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