i read this by mr reynolds (to use the NY times' quaintly formal style sheet):
lots of observations, though still unsure what his actual opinion of the new record is (other than it being a twilight masterpiece). on a similar note, im really glad bowie is back but im not sure hearing him as confessional lyricist will be that good/interesting, even though its what people (boringly) want. its slightly dissapointing actually, this (contemporary?) idea that he SHOULD be more honest, naked, intimate, personal etc etc - you probably get a better (or more interesting at least) sense of him as a person from his act/persona than you will from openly/deliberately personal lyrics. i dont think that style of confessional lyricism comes easy to him, and hes probably been wise not to go for it.