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4.0 out of 5 stars A great discovery (ten years late), 25 April 2013
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This is not the David Bowie of the Serious Artistic Statement (Diamond Dogs, Station to Station, Heroes and latterly The Next Day), it's Bowie making some great songs, presumably with a view to touring them. Think Aladdin Sane or perhaps Lodger, both of which are full of original treatments of fairly standard song formats and catchy tunes. The rocking pop songs (New Killer Star, Fall Dog, Reality) are all fine, but for me the highlights are the utterly barmy take on The Modern Lovers' Pablo Picasso (a song whose premise is barmy enough as it is) and the grand finale of Bring Me The Disco King, which starts off like late era Steely Dan, but soon heads somewhere rather more strange and twisted.

I pretty much gave up on Bowie after Tin Machine and Earthling, so this album and its predecessor passed me by ten years ago. I'm pleased that the hoo-ha over The Next Day has led me back to it.
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Initial post: 15 May 2013 07:57:09 BDT
Alan100 says:
I would also recommend the David Bowie album "Hours" as well. This was the release prior to Heathen. For many "Hours" is Bowies real comeback album. Outside has a lot going for it as well - but, be warned, that one is more for the purists. Tin Machine 2 is better (well more musical) then Tin Machine 1, though it does have a couple of duff trackes on it.
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