All right, it’s streaming now, so what’s the point of waiting, really? Plus I’ve been buried in work, and the next post is going to be one of the epics, so why not talk about the new Bowie album?
I won’t be getting to the songs on The Next Day until spring 2014. However, in the hopes of preventing discussion of the new album from derailing/drowning other posts, please use this post as an open thread to say what you think about the new one.
A word on civility. I’ve rarely had to ban anyone or delete posts, for which I’m grateful. However, this is a new album, there’s a lot of media hype and there are going to be a lot of strong opinions about it: excitement/disappointment/bemusement/bafflement/irritation. All I ask, in the words of my old gym coach Mr. Shea, is that you “play the ball, not the man.” Or, in less athletic terms: criticize the record if you’d like, but not your fellow posters for having differing opinions on it. For example, if you start a comment with “I can’t believe you call yourself a David Bowie fan,” you are not being cool.
Have at it. See you next week.