I am a big David Bowie fan and though its not what I deal with here, I’ll make a one time exception because I think this article is very well thought out and touches on a couple points that most of the others don’t.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, David Bowie’s new album The Next Day, his first in ten years, comes out today in North America.
David Bowie’s penchant for periodic stylistic skin-sheddings has been analyzed nearly as much as his music, so much so that it’s become something of a music industry cliché to call him a “chameleon” or a “master of reinvention.” As such, part of the interest in his unexpected return was the possibility of a new incarnation for its creator. Would a new album bring a new Bowie? Well, now that we’ve had a chance to digest The Next Day, it appears that the answer is: yes. And no.
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