David Bowie - The Next Day

2013-03-26 14:22
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What the critics thought:

"Innovative, dark, bold and creative, it's an album only David Bowie could make." 
- BBC Music

"It is an enormous pleasure to report that the new David Bowie album is an absolute wonder: urgent, sharp-edged, bold, beautiful and baffling, an intellectually stimulating, emotionally charged, musically jagged, electric bolt through his own mythos and the mixed-up, celebrity-obsessed, war-torn world of the 21st century."
- The Telegraph (UK)

"The Next Day is not just a strong comeback, but a stunning, resonant piece of expression - an intimate communiqué that whispers at the soul without denying the labyrinth of identity that once made Bowie a self-contained echo chamber."
- The A.V. Club

"Bowie and producer Tony Visconti, who helped shaped his sound in the 1970s as well as produce seven T. Rex records, have struck gold in creating a work that is modern and well-connected to the artist's fabled sonic-past."
- Billboard.com

"It demands that you listen to it in this moment, not that you give it an easy ride because this is the man who made Heroes; and its songs more than live up to the demand."
- New Musical Express (NME)

"A triumphant album."
- Rolling Stone

"Musically, The Next Day isn't as radical or dreary, as it bounces around from style to style, casually suggesting past greatness while rarely matching it. The production is clean and crisp, almost to a fault, leaving little room for the off-kilter spontaneity that highlights Bowie's best work."
- Pitchfork

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