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2.24 | 118 ratings

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2 stars It is so unfortunate to hear such a dissapointing album form one of my favourite artists. It has its redeeming values, but they are few and far between. The production is cold and tinny, just like the song writing.

The opener, 'Day-In Day Out', at least is a not-too-bad song in the vein of Young Americans. Catchy, but often annoying, and longer than it deserves/needs to be. 'Time Will Crawl' is pretty dire and monotonous despite some interesting lyrics. 'Beat of Your Drum' is in the same vein, only worse. 'Never Let Me Down' is a decent enough pop song, but nothing excellent. 'Zeroes' is the ultimate low-point of the album, and easily the worst Bowie song that I have heard. 'Glass Spider' starts off promisingly, with a creepy spoken word introduction, but soon becomes an average disco-flavoured pop song. 'Shining Star (Makin' My Love' is one of the few songs on the album that is enjoyable, and above average, with lyrics that always amuse me. 'New York's in Love' is pretty bad, as is ''87 and Cry'. 'Bang Bang', the only cover on the album, is surprisingly the best. It is a cover of Bowie's friend and collaborator, Iggy Pop. The song is immensely catchy and fun.

This is definitely not a place to start for new David Bowie fans. There is no prog here either.

Thanks to a couple of good songs, this album gets two stars out of five.

burtonrulez | 2/5 |


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