Let Me Down is an album by David Bowie, released April 1987. It drew
some of the harshest criticism of Bowie's career, condemned by critics
as a faceless piece of product and ignored by the public — Bowie
himself said that the album featured good songwriting that was ruined
by overly commercial and dull production. However, it featured more of
Bowie's own compositions than its predecessor, Tonight.
from Never Let Me Down formed the backbone of Bowie's highly theatrical
Glass Spider world tour in 1987 (an official "video album" was released
from this tour which was also called Glass Spider). The album's second
track, "Time Will Crawl", was also used in the French arthouse movie
Les Amants du Pont Neuf (The Lovers on the Pont Neuf).
Describing the album, critic Ira Robbins wrote "although this casual
loud-rock outing... seems on first blush to be slapdash and slight, the
first side is actually quite good, offering provocative pop-culture
lyrics delivered with first-take enthusiasm and carefree backing."