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(New Musical Express)   David Bowie's The Next Day becomes the fastest-selling album of 2013 and becomes Bowie's first album since 1993's Black Tie White Noise   (nme.com) divider line 50
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2013-03-17 08:59:18 PM
David Bowie (1967)
Space Oddity (1969)
The Man Who Sold the World (1970)
Hunky Dory (1971)
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)
Aladdin Sane (1973)
Pin Ups (1973)
Diamond Dogs (1974)
Young Americans (1975)
Station to Station (1976)
Low (1977)
"Heroes" (1977)
Lodger (1979)
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (1980)
Let's Dance (1983)
Tonight (1984)
Never Let Me Down (1987)
Black Tie White Noise (1993)
The Buddha of Suburbia (1993)
Outside (1995)
Earthling (1997)
'Hours...' (1999)
Heathen (2002)
Reality (2003)
The Next Day (2013)
 
2013-03-17 09:26:09 PM
with apologies to Nefarious....
Subby you suck at Math and Everything Else.
 
2013-03-17 09:33:27 PM

sno man: with apologies to Nefarious....
Subby you suck at Math and Everything Else.


After reading TFA, it seems subby meant "first number one album since..."

I saw him on the Outside tour with Nine Inch Nails, and I knew it was later than 1993.
 
2013-03-17 09:45:14 PM

Sgt Otter: sno man: with apologies to Nefarious....
Subby you suck at Math and Everything Else.

After reading TFA, it seems subby meant "first number one album since..."

I saw him on the Outside tour with Nine Inch Nails, and I knew it was later than 1993.


Afraid of Americans was 2006ish...
and fark number one... in the mean time... Beiber, New Kids, old kids, your druggy brother's girlfriends sisters kids, Taylor Swift...  seriously...
 
2013-03-17 10:23:09 PM
I like that one song, where he sings "Bet you didn't know, that I could do that"
 
2013-03-17 10:31:06 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-17 11:11:29 PM

sno man: Afraid of Americans was 2006ish...


2006ish? It was from his 1997 album "Earthling."
 
2013-03-17 11:49:55 PM
Not bad for a guy who quietly slipped into retirement 7 years ago.

Guess he needed the money.
 
2013-03-18 12:01:26 AM

douchebag/hater: Not bad for a guy who quietly slipped into retirement 7 years ago.

Guess he needed the money.


Of course he does. Do you have any idea what kind of burn rate the Guild of Calamitous Intent has?
 
2013-03-18 12:01:42 AM

GreenAdder: sno man: Afraid of Americans was 2006ish...

2006ish? It was from his 1997 album "Earthling."


He's probably getting it confused with the song he did on "Extras" (goes to YouTube)
 
2013-03-18 12:03:25 AM

GreenAdder: sno man: Afraid of Americans was 2006ish...

2006ish? It was from his 1997 album "Earthling."




Yup. The Dissonance Tour with Nin was '95.
 
2013-03-18 12:10:22 AM
It's a great album, but it gets really melancholy by towards the end. I think Bowie needs a hug.
 
2013-03-18 12:15:27 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com

coolest Bowie cover ever!
 
2013-03-18 12:20:45 AM

Sgt Otter: sno man: with apologies to Nefarious....
Subby you suck at Math and Everything Else.

After reading TFA, it seems subby meant "first number one album since..."

I saw him on the Outside tour with Nine Inch Nails, and I knew it was later than 1993.


You're all missing the joke.

Subby denies the existence of the other albums.
 
2013-03-18 12:21:01 AM
Damn good album. Not buying the hype that says it's Bowie's best in 30 years ("Hours..." was really bloody good) but it's just great to have new Bowie music again. Though the video with Tilda Swinton is just weird.
 
2013-03-18 12:33:02 AM

LucklessWonder: Damn good album. Not buying the hype that says it's Bowie's best in 30 years ("Hours..." was really bloody good.


THANK YOU! Heathen is pretty great too.
 
2013-03-18 12:41:42 AM

LucklessWonder: Damn good album. Not buying the hype that says it's Bowie's best in 30 years ("Hours..." was really bloody good) but it's just great to have new Bowie music again. Though the video with Tilda Swinton is just weird.


at least it answers the age old question "have you ever seen David Bowie and Tilda Swinton in the same room at the same time"
 
2013-03-18 12:58:35 AM
I was just getting into being a Bowie fan (1971-1977 mostly) around the time that "Heathen" came out, and heard the heaps of praise that was piled on it, and gave it a listen. Was not impressed. It was a "good" album, nothing more. Perhaps I should give it another chance?

Was in a record store recently and his new album was playing over the speakers, so I listened to about half of it. is it a "return to form" ? yes. Return to older sound? yes. return to past quality? Yes and No. I felt they were good songs, and were catchy and had nice layers to them, but something was just...... missing. I think the lyrics had something to be desired.
Kind of like how Peter Gabriel missed the 'talk tv' boat by a few years with is "Barry Williams Show" (ie. Jerry Springer's show's popularity probably 'peaked' in the late 90's. To be fair, perhaps PG wrote it in the late 90's, as it took him a full decade to write the album), the new Bowie single about the Stars just seems..... off.... by a few years. Can't put my finger on it.

/He has aged really well though! (looks wise)
 
2013-03-18 01:23:22 AM
I bought it the morning it came out.  It's been getting better with each listen.  So far it's a good album IMO.  I really like The Stars.  I am a big fan of his last one Reality too.  Didn't care much for the more electronic stuff he did (Earthling) in the late nineties.  His song Slow Burn on Heathen is one of his all time best.  All Bowie, though is good.  Very glad to have a new Bowie album and really hope he decides to tour (I've heard a possible rumor on the intertubes).
 
2013-03-18 01:38:40 AM
Buy they say
 
2013-03-18 02:18:56 AM
Who is David Bowie?
 
2013-03-18 02:22:22 AM

7KQ201_McKittrick: Who is David Bowie?


A guy who was in this magician movie with Wolverine, Batman, and Black Widow, but it's not important now.
 
2013-03-18 02:52:33 AM

Mad_Radhu: 7KQ201_McKittrick: Who is David Bowie?

A guy who was in this magician movie with Wolverine, Batman, and Black Widow, but it's not important now.


Wait, you forgot the most important part:

He played Nikola Tesla.

Nikola. Farking. Tesla.

/perfect casting.
 
2013-03-18 02:53:36 AM
Nefarious:
David Bowie (1967)
Space Oddity (1969)
The Man Who Sold the World (1970)
Hunky Dory (1971)
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)
Aladdin Sane (1973)
Pin Ups (1973)
Diamond Dogs (1974)
Young Americans (1975)
Station to Station (1976)
Low (1977)
"Heroes" (1977)
Lodger (1979)
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (1980)
Let's Dance (1983)
Tonight (1984)
Never Let Me Down (1987)
Black Tie White Noise (1993)
The Buddha of Suburbia (1993)
Outside (1995)

Earthling (1997)
'Hours...' (1999)
Heathen (2002)
Reality (2003)
The Next Day (2013)


The ones in bold are the ones I don't own.

/You know you're a serious Bowie fan when you know the words to Please Mr Gravedigger and The Laughing Gnome
 
2013-03-18 03:01:14 AM

sno man: Sgt Otter: sno man: with apologies to Nefarious....
Subby you suck at Math and Everything Else.

After reading TFA, it seems subby meant "first number one album since..."

I saw him on the Outside tour with Nine Inch Nails, and I knew it was later than 1993.

Afraid of Americans was 2006ish...
and fark number one... in the mean time... Beiber, New Kids, old kids, your druggy brother's girlfriends sisters kids, Taylor Swift...  seriously...


Same can be said about every 7-10 years or so.

/you'll get over it
 
2013-03-18 04:17:48 AM
Is it really that good? What's it sound like lyrics, vocals, and music wise? I know Bowie has had different styles for different eras, so is the album a throwback to a certain Bowie style or is it something new?
 
2013-03-18 04:22:13 AM
.....and also e-mails!

Seriously, I like that he is back.......
 
2013-03-18 04:23:55 AM

TheJoe03: Is it really that good? What's it sound like lyrics, vocals, and music wise? I know Bowie has had different styles for different eras, so is the album a throwback to a certain Bowie style or is it something new?


I'd say somewhere between Aladdin Sane and Station to Station with a modern taste to it.

Really quite a good album.
 
2013-03-18 05:39:59 AM

jocutus: GreenAdder: sno man: Afraid of Americans was 2006ish...

2006ish? It was from his 1997 album "Earthling."

He's probably getting it confused with the song he did on "Extras" (goes to YouTube)


Actually he's just plain confused.  I was thinking of the re-mix on the Best of Bowie disk, but even that was 2002...
 
2013-03-18 06:58:28 AM
I really love this album.

Between this, the new Adam Ant, and Eric Burdon, I feel like I'm travelling through time.
 
2013-03-18 08:08:38 AM

douchebag/hater: Not bad for a guy who quietly slipped into retirement 7 years ago.

Guess he needed the money.


Doubt it.  I read somewhere that Bowie is second only to Paul McCartney as far as music royalties go.

The new album is fantastic, I haven't listened to anything else in a week now.

/glad to see I'm not the only one who loved "Hours"
 
2013-03-18 08:32:07 AM
But will he tour? That's the Bowie news I'm waiting to hear.
 
2013-03-18 08:45:17 AM

Cluckity: But will he tour? That's the Bowie news I'm waiting to hear.


No, he will not. He might do a one-off show, but nothing more.
 
2013-03-18 08:50:15 AM
According to the rumor mill, he may do a small tour...
 
2013-03-18 09:05:30 AM
Not even his best album since BTWN. That would be Heathen. Still, damn good to hear from him again. I wish he'd tour for it.
 
2013-03-18 09:47:57 AM
Aahhh the '80's:
bowiesongs.files.wordpress.com
Where can I hear some of the 'new' album?
 
2013-03-18 10:31:18 AM
I liked Earthling and Heathen.  I can see I'll be picking this new one up, Bowie is one of those oldies who can actually still sound new when he does new stuff.
 
2013-03-18 10:39:10 AM
I love The Next Day, and it's proving to get better with every listen. Stylistically, it's all over the map in the same way the Berlin Trilogy was, and just as creative IMHO. I have never been a huge fan of his albums from the last 20 years as compared to his back catalogue, but this new album is just great.

/Favorite tracks: Dirty Boys, If You Can See Me, and Valentine's Day
 
2013-03-18 11:00:02 AM

Gratch: douchebag/hater: Not bad for a guy who quietly slipped into retirement 7 years ago.

Guess he needed the money.

Doubt it.  I read somewhere that Bowie is second only to Paul McCartney as far as music royalties go.

The new album is fantastic, I haven't listened to anything else in a week now.

/glad to see I'm not the only one who loved "Hours"


You may doubt it - and in truth is doesn't matter to either of us one way or another - but the guy DID retire 7 years ago; there was even an article about here. If he didn't need the money why wait 7 years to release new material?

And you forget that Bowie sold all the rights to his songs years ago in the form of 'Bowie bonds'.

But again what difference does it make to either of us?
 
2013-03-18 11:00:33 AM
It's nice that the lead singer of Tin Machine has a new solo album and all, but can't they just get back together to make Tin Machine III already?

/first album was brilliant, the second not so much
 
2013-03-18 11:14:58 AM
Passive Bowie fan (I have his greatest hits CD and that's it).

Give me one song I should go download that would convince me to go buy this album.

Go...
 
2013-03-18 12:14:06 PM
Bowie Secrets

/You would think that being a famous rock star and married to a supermodel is the greatest thing in the world..
//It is..
 
2013-03-18 12:26:02 PM
I bought it with the highest hopes, and so far, it's just... meh.

Heathen is the last Bowie album.  I dunno who this boring-sounding guy is.
 
2013-03-18 12:30:48 PM
I loved "Heathen", but skipped "Reality" for some reason or another.

I'm liking "The Next Day" quite a bit so far.

Anything with Tony Levin playing on it instantly raises the awesome factor for me!
 
2013-03-18 03:34:39 PM

douchebag/hater: Not bad for a guy who quietly slipped into retirement 7 years ago.

Guess he needed the money.


Yes, a man worth 150 million is in desperate need for the money.
 
2013-03-18 04:17:42 PM

rtaylor92: Passive Bowie fan (I have his greatest hits CD and that's it).

Give me one song I should go download that would convince me to go buy this album.

Go...


It's a solid album all the way through, but I'm partial to either the title track ("The Next Day") or "Dirty Boys".
 
2013-03-18 06:34:40 PM
Also, the whole album is streaming on Spotify (the free version)
 
2013-03-18 06:36:39 PM
Bowie fan here but I can't get into the new stuff . Favorite song = Cracked Actor (live version)
 
2013-03-18 10:08:23 PM
blairmulholland.files.wordpress.com

Frak you, subby.

Even if the concept was iffy, it was still a great album.  Earthling was pretty good, too.
 
2013-03-19 12:11:43 AM

El Brujo: I bought it the morning it came out.  It's been getting better with each listen.  So far it's a good album IMO.  I really like The Stars.  I am a big fan of his last one Reality too.  Didn't care much for the more electronic stuff he did (Earthling) in the late nineties.  His song Slow Burn on Heathen is one of his all time best.  All Bowie, though is good.  Very glad to have a new Bowie album and really hope he decides to tour (I've heard a possible rumor on the intertubes).


That song still gives me chills.
 
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