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David Bowie


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4 stars I have today had the joy to enjoy David Bowie's latest recording "The Next Day" from this very year 2013. This is a very good record, a masterpiece is a little too strong word and Bowie isn't really brave enough to match that appellation. But this surprised many and me too. This music is innovative and rough, it could have been a record from the seventies, but yet not. This is a melancolic and nostalgic record but in the same way it's something new. Bowie's voice is not strong but sharpe and very artistic, just as we knew hem.

Some tracks on this effort is fantastic pieces. My favourites are these: "The Stars(are out tonight)", "Valentine's day", "I'd rather be high", "How does the grass grow" and "You will set the world on fire". On these tracks Bowie exactly knows how to mix popular vibes with more artistic ones. "Valentine's day" is fast and has a catchy melody and something, perhaps in the harmonies sounds Beatles. "I'd rather be high" is a funny work, with edge and progressive intentions. "How does the grass grow" is the best in my opinion. Here the music is frameless and I don't know why but I get a teste of Zappa here. Next track (You will set the....) is poppy and has an up tempo tune with great musicians. All the other song including the title track are good and they all show different sides of David Bowie. This is something for retro lovers but in the same way it's not imitation at all. I can just admit it still happens to come new great albums 2013. It is allways tempting to give a good ands surprising record five stars but that isn't fair. This is really an amazing record with good music but if I am analytical four amazing well deserved stars will be the best.

Also I want to praise all the musicians on this record because Bowie wasn't alone. There are great work by the bassist, the guitarist, the sax man, and the drummer and by everybody here.

DrömmarenAdrian | 4/5 |


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