David Bowie has never let me down. That alone makes him more important than most of the mere humans orbiting around in my life. Most people will at some point let you down. David Bowie will never let you down. He also has Never Let Me Down, which a lot of people actually did think was a bit of a letdown, ironically enough. Not me, though. I’ve always earnestly enjoyed it in all of its garish 80’s glory and it never occurred to me that it might not be a great album until I started reading up on the critical reviews. Bowie himself has admitted embarrassment over the album, mainly regarding the lazy production, but he stands by this particular song, calling it one of his most personal. If he ever decides to do another project of do-overs, he should begin here, with strong material that just needs sharpening up.