At 66, David Bowie is still a leading rock icon. The Hollywood Reporter writes that his first album in a decade, "The Next Day" is the number one record in the U.K. and the country's fastest-selling album of the year so far, at 94,000 copies sold in its first week.
Bowie last topped the charts with "Black Tie White Noise" in 1993.
Some critics argue that the album is Bowie's best in 25 years; revisit a conversation between musicians Rhett Miller and Lloyd Cole on what the new album means to them.
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at email@example.com.