I think I stopped listening to new David Bowie music at the beginning of the 90s. I am not sure why. I think I do with all artists eventually. I move on to something more exciting. I think musicians who put out too many albums become boring to me. I do miss the days when artists were less accessible. I really don’t give a crap about how they feel about politics or anything other than their craft. I digress. This is supposed to be about Bowie’s 24th studio album The Next Day. Bowie surprised everyone when he released this album in 2013. We all thought he had retired because he hadn’t made an album in ten years. Honestly, not many artist have a recording life past their 50s, but even fewer in their 60s. I think he was finally enjoying his life. It was a critical and commercial success.
My favourite songs are “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”, “Dancing Out in Space”, “Where Are We Now?”, “Valentine’s Day”, “You Feel So Lonely You Could Die”, and “Heat”.
Overall, this is the greatest album from Bowie in 20 years. I do not really dislike any of the songs. I think it lacked one thing; a certified hit single for the masses, but it was not necessary for those who loved his music. This is a rock album for the 2010s. 9.5/10.