'Thursday's Child' (1999)
After spending much of the 1990s desperately trying to sound current, Bowie gave up and decided to just focus on writing a great collection of pop songs. It was an excellent plan. Hours was his best album of the decade, and many of the songs (especially "Thursday's Child") are absolutely brilliant. He also gave up his pledge to never perform his old hits while on tour to promote the disc. It was the beginning of Bowie's brief period as a dignified elder statesman of rock.