The Day After: The Next Day, Three Months On.

There is hype, and then there is David Bowie’s first release in a decade hype. There is absolutely no comparison. None. Not. A. One. Thank the glam gods that it wasn’t unfounded! If your only experience with Bowie’s back-catalog comes from a “best-of” compilation a la Changes, or pseudo-staples like Ziggy Stardust, ‘Heroes’, or Space Oddity, you’ve got another thing coming. This is the 21st century, get your shit together. The Next Day, which came out March 8th on Columbia, requires context. A lot of context. Undoubtedly, critics and fans alike will be tossing around things like ‘reinventing,’ ‘revival,’ and ‘return to form’ – No. No. […]

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