David Bowie Allan Jones - Essay

Allan Jones

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

"Heroes," while it contains much that is reminiscent of "Low," offers further, and occasionally considerable, evidence of [Bowie's] artistic maturity….

[On the instrumental] tracks on side two, Bowie] has not pursued the vocal techniques and use of phoneticism explored on the likes of "Warszawa" and there is, furthermore, a return on the five songs that appear on side one of "Heroes" to a more conventional use of rock lyrics than was apparent on the fragmented songs on the first side of "Low."…

Lyrically, these songs seem to speculate on an inevitably bleak and uninviting future, with Bowie looking out to the world more emphatically than on any album since "Diamond Dogs" (of...

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