Of course I wasn’t the only one who went on a Bowie kick after the sad news on the 10th. I may be a minority in not having all his albums or worshipping his ’70s period, though. I still love what he did in the ’80s. Style over substance? Maybe. People like what they like.
Sonata Arctica just elbowed themselves into my consciousness for no apparent reason (they’re not even having a new album out), demanding I listen to their entire canon again, and I was happy to oblige. It is the Wolf Moon month, after all. Perhaps they just wanted a chance to kick the staples off the podium!
1. David Bowie (178)
2. Sonata Arctica (133)
3. Blind Guardian (126)