David Bowie - Heathen
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Like Hours, Heathen finds Bowie sifting through the sounds of his past, completely at ease with his legacy, crafting a colorful, satisfying album that feels like a classic Bowie album. That's not to say that Heathen recalls any particular album or any era in specific, yet there's a deliberate attempt to recapture the atmosphere, the tone of his '70s work - there's a reason that Bowie decided to reteam with Tony Visconti, the co-producer of some of his best records, for this album - even if direct comparisons are hard to come by. Which is exactly what's so impressive about this album. Bowie and Visconti never shy away from electronic instrumentations or modern production - if anything, they embrace it - but it's woven into Bowie's sound subtly, never drawing attention to the drum loops, guitar synths, and washes of electronica.