Friday, March 22, 2013

CD Review: David Bowie Still Rocks On "The Next Day"

Finally, we have the return of the "Thin White Duke" as David Bowie released his first album of new material in a decade. The new album entitled "The Next Day" is one of Bowie's finest moments of his 46 year career.

On his 66th birthday, Bowie announced that he had a full album's worth of new material to be released, along with his first new single, the mellow, but moody "Where Are We Now." Luckily, its the slowest song on the album as Bowie rocks hard with the title song "The Next Day" and "(You Will) Set The World On Fire." The album's second single, "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" has an edginess to it as Bowie's voice sounds as strong as it ever has. Songs like "If You Can See Me" and "Love Is Lost" sound as if they date back to Bowie's late nineties electronic period as he tries to keep up with fast-paced beats. The guitar riffs of "I'd Rather Be High" and the piano-led "You Feel So Lonely You Could Die" give us that classic seventies David Bowie sound that made him an icon. 

The new album was released on March 12 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Album chart which was Bowie's highest debut to date. The original 14-song album was also released as a deluxe edition which added three bonus songs and will also be released on double-vinyl on March 25. For more information, please visit davidbowie.com.

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