#2: David Bowie – Dollar Days


I’ve written extensively about this album, and indeed this track, elsewhere on this blog. Suffice to say, it’s my runaway album of the year, and at this point I believe a true contender for the best album that Bowie ever made. It feels arbitrary to single out one track over the others, but as I have said, this is the one that most poignantly and maturely expresses the central theme of the record, which is of course his imminent departure from this world. The sly references to his past work and the layers of meaning in several of the lines are just head scrambling. A real-life genius at work.


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