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Old 03-04-2013, 07:42 PM   #921
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I think The Next Day is Bowie's best since Scary Monsters, though I don't know his later-period stuff too well for that to be a definitive statement. My favorite songs after my initial listen are The Next Day, Dirty Boys, The Stars Are Out Tonight, Love is Lost and Dancing Out In Space.
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Just noticed Floria Sigismondi directed the video (I hadn't even heard the song up to this point). She's a pretty bad ass photographer. I found a used copy of one of photo books at a book store in Toronto a few months ago. She's my gf's favourite, so I gave it to her. Found out after it was signed Give it back!

Anyway, fucking cool song
She directed The Cure's video for The End of the World, which is also pretty cool.
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She directed The Cure's video for The End of the World, which is also pretty cool.
She's also done a lot of the freaky Marilyn Manson videos... actually, I have her book now too. I forgot my gf returned the favour when she found another at the same place a few weeks later.. unsigned.....pffff
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Saw some peeps shitting on Hours in here. That album had a few solid fucking tunes on it. Anyone remember the Rock mix of Thursday's Child? I can't find that shit anywhere. I used to have an mp3 way back when. Even the album version of that song is cool
Thursday's Child is a great song. And as with Dylan, every Bowie album has at least a few standout songs.

But "Hours..." is just a weak fucking album, especially considering what came right before and after it.

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For funzies and with next to no thought:

Station to Station
Low
Hunky Dory
Aladdin Sane
"Heroes"
Ziggy Stardust
Heathen
Young Americans
The Next Day
Diamond Dogs
The Man Who Sold the World
Scary Monsters
David Bowie (69)
Let's Dance
David Bowie (67)

You haven't heard Reality yet? Just gave that one another listen today. Bring Me The Disco King would have been a great song to end a career on. And I also love Fall Dog Bombs The Moon, She'll Drive The Big Car, and that glorious cover of George Harrison's Try Some, Buy Some.

There's maybe only one song on that album I don't care for. It's doesn't have the power of Heathen but it's quite consistent.
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I forgot how fantastic Fall Dog Bombs the Moon is. Reality feels like a grab bag compared to Heathen, but most of it is highly listenable.

The Next Day does indeed crack my top 10:

1. Station to Station
2. Aladdin Sane
3. Low
4. Ziggy Stardust
5. The Man Who Sold the World
6. Hunky Dory
7. Heroes
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10. Diamond Dogs or Heathen, need to spend more time with the latter
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Yeah, I keep being told to listen to Reality. Suppose I should get on that...
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It's a tall order for this album to be better than Heathen, which I think is a damn fine album. I'll find out soon enough.
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It and Heathen are very close, but Heathen is better.
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Yo, great album. Streamed it a few times. Maybe a bit samey in parts, but I need a few more listens.

So does anyone own the album yet? Or does it release everywhere on the 12th?
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I figured I'd pick it up on RSD, might luck out and it won't be as stupidly expensive as it is right now. When did vinyl price jump up so high?
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Pitchfork's verdict: 7.6

Higher than their rating for Reality (7.3) but below the one for Heathen (7.8). Even though I've only listened to The Next Day once, I feel slightly vindicated. They're not drinking the "Greatest Comeback Of All Timezzzz!!!" kool-aid.

Anyway, one of Ryan Dombal's better write-ups. His complaints seem to be mostly about Visconti's production, nothing negative about the songwriting.
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The guitar riff at the beginning of you set the world on fire is a lot like Jack White's guitar riff at the beginning of Sixteen Saltines. And that sounds like an almost exact copy of that guitar riff at the intro of Beverly Hills 90210 90's song theme. Just sayin.
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Anyone hear the 3 Bonus tracks on the Deluxe Edition? Wondering if they're worth it.
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Anyone hear the 3 Bonus tracks on the Deluxe Edition? Wondering if they're worth it.
One of them is that instrumental music on the Stars are out video. I like two of them very much.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:24 PM   #936
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I feel slightly vindicated.
You should never have to feel vindicated by a music review ever. Get it together, man
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I didn't "have" to be vindicated. But I was questioning the hyperbole of the "greatest comeback EVAR!!" reviews that initially appeared, and the more recent things I've read (not just P-Fork's) have been positive but more tempered.
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GET IT TOGETHER!

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Now wondering if I should have bought the deluxe edition. Someone online was saying the bonus tracks are great. Oh well, I'll just get the mp3s.

Hard to write up after just 2 listens, especially when there's 14 songs. El Mel is right that this could stand to lose a couple tracks. For me I think I'd drop Boss Of Me and I'd Rather Be High (which I may be confusing with something else).

Am I the only one getting a (London) Suede vibe from Valentine's Day? The music and Bowie's vocal?

Also, I have to say, while not a bad song, I find Heat to be extremely anticlimactic, especially considering how amazing Heathen (The Rays) and Bring Me The Disco King were as closers.

Hard for me to pick favorites. It's very consistent, probably moreso than Reality. But I stand by my original feelings that this doesn't scale heights of Heathen. I'd probably take Slow Burn, Slip Away, and the aforementioned title track over anything on The Next Day, for starters.

I'm guessing that the reason people like El Mel are ranking it a little higher is mainly because this album has a bit more energy, looser and less polished. That's fine. But for me it's derivative of earlier sounds, and while I realize it's hard for a major innovator like Bowie to go anywhere new at this point (much like where U2 is right now), I find Heathen a more unique listen, even right from the starting track. And I also feel that his vocal prowess is more on display with that album, more instances where he really belts it out. He's more restrained here, even when the music is more rocking.

Regardless, they're both better than Scary Monsters, which I listened to again on Monday and still can't figure out where people are seeing all this brilliance. Teenage Wildlife is a very enjoyable attempt at Heroes part 2, Up The Hill Backwards is good. But Fashion is still awful and Ashes To Ashes, while a good single, isn't exactly Rebel Rebel or The Jean Genie.
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David Bowie's wife sparks tour hopes - MSN Music News

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