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This review is from: The Next Day (Audio CD)
Some reviewers here are giving one star based on the quality of the sound. I cannot comment on the sound from downloading via mp3 except that I expect it is rubbish. Doesn't every mp3 download have rubbish sound? Of course it does because it is compressed and the detail is lost. As for the CD, well it could be better as everything does sound a little flat, muddy and narrow. However this is nit picking. There are better quality recordings and plenty worse. Surely we should be primarily judging the quality of the music, not the sound. In this respect this album is a definite return to form. I enjoyed Heathen but here we have more energy and flair. You cannot fairly compare The Next Day to Hunky Dory or Ziggy because this is 2013 and not the 1970's. In my opinion the songs here are just as good as Bowies 1970's output, which says a lot. Overall an astonishingly good album which should find its way in to any music lovers collection.