Wanna take a minute and direct you to Forager's highbrow discussion of the use of the term "middlebrow" in criticism. I remember Christgau was always referring to David Bowie as "middlebrow", and by these criteria, I think that's very apt.
Also, I like how Kirbyfan J.W. has grouped his links, into "New Gods", "Mister Miracle", and so on. I'm grouped with the Forever People, which is pretty cool. Can I be Mark Moonrider?