David Bowie 1.Outside
An odd Bowie album this one,one of Bowie's finest vocal performances and some of his strongest songs of the 90's (The Motel stands up to anything Mr B has done) hidden away in a CD that is way too long,remote and goes out of it's way not to endear itself to the first time listener,but,what would you change about this album?
I think Bowie could have easily have chopped this album up and made it a huge commercial success but chose art over chart tart which is a bit of a shame as some of his best 90's songs did get a bit lost in the chin stroking.
Anyone listening to Outside for the first time will be baffled with it,but stick with it and you will be richly rewarded.
Radiohead tried the same trick later on in the 90's and early 00's but forgot to put songs on their albums,not something Bowie was daft enough to do.