One of the great things about 2016 is the release of a new David Bowie album. I have been a lifelong Bowie fan and he seldom fails to deliver musically as far as I am concerned. The new album is a departure from the last and travels with a new band into 'jazz' territory, an area Bowie has not mined much.
I like Bowie's sense of adventure, in age of calculation, heritage acts and overblown pop, it's refreshing to find a musician who has been around as long as he has who is still pushing into new territory. He is not the only one--there is so much good music out there-the digital age has brought so much stuff to the surface if we are willing to look, but there is something about Bowie--I still remember walking down a hallway at a party in London and hearing Changes for the first time and being immediately hooked-crazy but that's the way music works for me.
Simon Critchley, the philosopher, and also lifelong Bowie fan, has a great book about Bowie's music called simply, Bowie--worth a read if you haven't got to it yet.