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Reality is the twenty-fourth studio album by David Bowie, released in 2003 and the second album produced since the reunion of Bowie with longtime collaborator Tony Visconti.

More straight-forward alternative rock compared to its predecessor Heathen, it was followed by A Reality Tour. It was the highest grossing tour of 2004, gaining more than 700,000 attendees and a DVD release in 2010. However, Bowie suffered an eye injury from a lollipop being thrown at a concert in Oslo, only to be followed a week later by a heart attack while performing at a festival in Germany. It would be his last major concert.

The events led to a long break, during which time Bowie would become more involved with raising his young daughter, save for the occasional guest vocals, acting role or assistance with music production. For nearly ten years Reality was considered his last album, until an unexpected comeback in 2013 occurred with The Next Day.

The singles released from the album were "New Killer Star" and "Never Get Old".


  1. "New Killer Star" (4:40)
  2. "Pablo Picasso" (4:06)
  3. "Never Get Old" (4:25)
  4. "The Loneliest Guy" (4:11)
  5. "Looking for Water" (3:28)
  6. "She'll Drive the Big Car" (4:35)
  7. "Days" (3:19)
  8. "Fall Dog Bombs the Moon" (4:04)
  9. "Try Some, Buy Some" (4:24)
  10. "Reality" (4:23)
  11. "Bring Me the Disco King" (7:45)

"Dead or alive, bring me the disco tropes"