Okay. I’ve survived day one of Reverse Order Bowie in which my task was to listen to the aforementioned album (although granted it took me two nights to finish ‘Hours…’ as I found the first part of the album sooo boring (with the exception of one song), I fell asleep!
It has confirmed my utter distaste for the headline single Thursday’s Child. Still cannot STAND the thing! I also detest Seven as a track. It’s just all wrong! I surprised myself by liking a few.
I really like ‘If I’m Dreaming My Life’. I like his vocal on it and I find it sounds a little more like an Outside track. I like ‘Brilliant Adventure’ even though it sounds very much like a reworking of Moss Garden from “Heroes”. And I actually didn’t mind ‘The Dreamers’. And despite what I thought (or how I remembered how I felt about it previously), I actually didn’t mind ‘The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell’ either. Though that was my least favoured of the tracks I liked.
I just listened to the original UK release, not the deluxe pack or anything, so I include no bonus tracks here because I didn’t listen to any. So not a bad hit rate to find that I could endure 4 songs off it. Four out of ten isn’t bad…and is probably about where I’d rate it in a score out of ten actually.