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THE NEXT DAY

David Bowie

 

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ProgShine
3 stars Ok, now it's diggested. EVERYBODY from magazines to all the independent websites have elected Bowie and The NExt Day (2013) in their Top10 lists... Oh that big beautiful hype! This is a very good record? Yes, it is a very good record, and it's good enough as a comeback for Bowie, but best of the year.... well, this is another story.

Will not even mention comparisons to his 70's period (especially because of the cover).... because this is ridiculous!!

Talking about the cover, is worty saying that this artwork is... shameful. I know the intention was to have exactly this feeling, maybe delete himself, who knows. For me he have lost the opportunity to create an unique artwork with this silly Heroes (1977) thing.

Another thing is the drummer of the album, Zachary Alford, that looks like AC/DC drummer, all the songs are EXACTLY the same on the drums. One thing is to keep it simple to make the song work, the other is just being simplist and ruin good songs.

The album itself has some amazing songs, really interesesting like 'The Next Day', the great riff on 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)', 'If You Can See Me' and 'The Boss Of Me'. The rest feels pretty much like ok fillers. Specially the Space Control kind of feeling in 'The Heat'.

When it comes to Bowie's music I was expecting something more daring. Good, but not quite there.

ProgShine | 3/5 |

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