The Next Day

The Next Day

Music CD - 2013
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"It's a gentle but certainly welcome return..."--Billboard
The Next Day is Bowie's 30th studio album and his first new album in 10 years. The music icon presents 14 new tracks including the songs Dirty Boys, Heat, and title track The Next Day.
Publisher: [United States] : Columbia Records, 2013
Branch Call Number: CD POP/ROCK BOWIE
Characteristics: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Bowie, David

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lukasevansherman
Oct 24, 2015

After his "Reality" album and tour, David Bowie suffered a heart attack and spent the next decade quietly. There were periodic reissues of his material (mostly recently a box set of his earliest albums) and, if anything, his influence and reputation continued to grow. Three of the '00s best bands--LCD Soundsystem, TV on the Radio, Arcade Fire--all owed a debt to Bowie. So it was a pleasant surprise when his 24th album came out with little fanfare in 2013. And it was good. Working with producer Tony Visconti, who was part of much of his classic 70s work, and referencing the iconic "Heroes" cover, Bowie reaches back into his past without being overly nostalgic. He spent much of the 90s trying on different styles, but this feels very much a piece with his Berlin-era albums. A highlight is the closer, "Heat," which has the distinct feel of Scott Walker, a major influence on Bowie. There are few artists in their 60s who can still surprise you, but Bowie is one of them.

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garykauf2014
Mar 09, 2015

Really great Bowie, some of his finest music! check it out :}

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kaydecay
Mar 19, 2013

This album is a great return to form for Bowie.
An alternate universe follow up to his classic 70's LP's?
The title track is a slower smoker that must've gone missing from the Diamond Dogs recording sessions. Dirty Boys is obviously an Iggy Pop collaboration sans Mr. Osterberg. Boss of Me and I'd Rather be High are 2 catchy instant classics that would fit into Bowie's Berlin period quite comfortably.

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Santa Monica Staff Jan 04, 2014

Bowie's first trip in 10 years gets more fascinatingly weird the longer you listen (see the sly Leonard Cohen parody "You Feel So Lonely You Could Die"). But it's the naked emotion of "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" that sums up The Next Day — loud, melodic, intense, with the man pushing his thin white voice into the stratosphere.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/50-best-albums-of-2013-20131202/david-bowie-the-next-day-19691231#ixzz2pTO6oiiO
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