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50 Best Albums of 2013

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David Bowie, 'The Next Day'


David Bowie, 'The Next Day'
Courtesy of ISO Records
16/50

Bowie's first trip in 10 years gets more fascinatingly weird the longer you listen (see the sly Leonard Cohen parody "You Feel So Lonely You Could Die"). But it's the naked emotion of "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" that sums up The Next Day — loud, melodic, intense, with the man pushing his thin white voice into the stratosphere.


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