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Make your own mind up...
, 9 Aug. 2009
This review is from: Tin Machine II (Audio CD)
I have lost count of the times I've defended the merits of Tin Machine and in particular this album. Something I would never do for 'Oy Vey Baby', or the two preceding solo Bowie efforts.
I play this CD often - more so even than Low or Lodger.
Because if you ingore or skip 'Stateside' and 'Sorry' (Bowie had little to do with these two songs, apart from giving the nod for their inclusion) the remainder of TMII really stands up as a fine and varied album.
Too many people I've spoken to automatically dismiss Tin Machine as a failed 'project'. However, the two singles ('You Belong' and 'Baby Universal') along with the catchy 'Goodbye Mr Ed' and underrated 'Amlapura' are among the best tracks in DB's back catalogue.
As far as trilogies go, I would group this alongside 'Buddha' and 'Black Tie'.
But please - I'm not so arrogant to try to convert the biased (or ill-informed) masses - I just hate the thought of some classic little gems going unheard by people who believed the negative hype before giving it a listen.
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