Looking up to me
Aladdin Sane : The Guardian : 04/12/02
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, creators of the highly successful UK sitcom, 'The Office', selected their top five albums for The Guardian this week. Aladdin Sane was among their choices: "And now for one of my all-time favourites," announces Gervais dramatically. "David Bowie's Aladdin Sane. This won out of all the great Bowie albums, because it has melancholy beauty mixed with hope.... Bowie is a brilliant singer, songwriter, musician... He's got it all."
Premier League : Sunday Times : 04/14/02
In a Sunday Times review of the latest album by Bryan Ferry, Mark Edwards discusses the elite of rock musicians: "The first division of rock musicians are those who have created a unique, unmistakable sound. The premier league comprises those musicians who have managed this feat more than once. There aren?t many: the Beatles, Dylan, Bowie, Prince, Joy Division/New Order."
Aladdin Sane : Mojo : May 2002
This month's Mojo 'Time Machine' section includes a 'Top Ten' as always. The chosen month for this issue is May 1973, and number one in D.J. Kid Jensen's '208 Top Ten albums' for May 12th of that year was Aladdin Sane. The accompanying picture shows David in his 'Woodland Creature' outfit.
Art and Music : The Independent : 04/14/02
A new collaboration between Teenage Fan Club and the artist Jad Fair inspired an article on the relationship between art and music in The Independent this week. David's thoughts are added to the discussion: "David Bowie... has also found ideas from his art transferring to his tunes. "Painting has always been a parallel for me," he says. "If ever I've been stumped in the recording studio, I've often turned to painting." Echoing Warhol's thoughts, he adds: "I think all the arts are very easy to integrate ? I know they're supposed to stay very much apart, but I don't actually think that's the case.""
Hunger Hotel Room : The Observer : 04/14/02
If you are thinking of a holiday in Thailand, you might like to call The Hard Rock Hotel, Pattaya. The journalist reviewing the hotel for The Observer had this to say: "You do get to sleep with David Bowie, but Susan Sarandon is there too... laughing in a giant photographic bedhead."