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An underrated David Bowie album, this is as good as anything Bowie has done since the early '80s. A good cast, including Brian Eno and Carlos Alomar, helps, of course.

It begins in style with one of Bowie's best tracks from the '90s, 'Outside', which is immediately followed by a powerful, melodic number, 'The Hearts Filthy Lesson (featured in the film 'Se7en')'. This is a disconcerting, interesting guitar-driven track. 'I Have Not Been To Oxford Town' is as catchy as hell, and this is an album reminiscent of early '70s Bowie - catchy melodies, powerful rock rhythms, good guitar and keyboards, and lots of innovation.

'We Prick You' is a raucous rock anthem, but has a sweet, gentle mood change halfway through. 'Thru' These Architects Eyes' is a majestic track of rock-steady harmonics.

The pumping bass and the powerful pop of 'Strangers When We Meet' ends the album, and then there's the entertaining segues. It's an album, that if cut by some 15 minutes, could have figured even higher in the pantheon of great albums by the great chameleon, but then no-one has put together more genuinely great albums in the history of rock than DB.

- Paul Rance/

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Outside Classic Albums - Reviews

The Beatles - Abbey Road
The Beatles - Revolver
The Beatles - Rubber Soul
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles - The Beatles/The White Album

Blur - Parklife

David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
David Bowie - Diamond Dogs
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
David Bowie - Outside
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love

Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
The Doors - The Doors
Green Day - American Idiot
Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
Maroon5 - Songs About Jane
The Moody Blues - Days Of Future Passed
Morrissey - You Are The Quarry
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells

PIL/Public Image Ltd. - Flowers Of Romance
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Queen - A Night At The Opera

Stereophonics - Performance And Cocktails
10cc - How Dare You
Travis - The Man Who
The Verve - Urban Hymns 1960s Music Index 1970s Music Index 1980s Music Index 1990s to Contemporary Music Index

'Outside' Track Listing
(All tracks written by David Bowie/Brian Eno unless otherwise stated)

Leon Takes Us Outside (Bowie, Eno, Gabrels, Garson, Kizilcay, Campbell)
Outside (Armstrong, Bowie)
The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Bowie, Eno, Gabrels, Garson, Kizilcay, Campbell)
A Small Plot Of Land (Bowie, Eno, Gabrels, Garson, Kizilcay)
Segue - Baby Grace (A Horrid Cassette) (Bowie, Eno, Gabrels, Garson, Kizilcay, Campbell)
Hallo Spaceboy
The Motel
I Have Not Been To Oxford Town
No Control
Segue - Algeria Touchshriek (Bowie, Eno, Gabrels, Garson, Kizilcay, Campbell)
The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty) (Bowie, Eno, Gabrels)
Segue - Ramona A. Stone/I Am With Name (Bowie, Eno, Gabrels, Garson, Kizilcay, Campbell)
Wishful Beginnings
We Prick You
Segue - Nathan Adler (Bowie, Eno, Gabrels, Garson, Kizilcay, Campbell)
I'm Deranged
Thru' These Architects Eyes (Bowie, Gabrels)
Segue - Nathan Adler (Bowie, Eno, Gabrels, Garson, Kizilcay, Campbell)
Strangers When We Meet (Bowie)

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