DAVID BOWIE

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1. out­side (1995) the 90s was bowie’s great over­looked pe­riod, and 1. out­side was his great un­der­ap­pre­ci­ated al­bum. not only did the singer re­unite with brian eno and tony vis­conti, the dream team he had worked with on his fa­bled late-70s ber­lin tril­ogy, but it found him serv­ing up his first full con­cept al­bum – or, in bowie-speak, “non-lin­ear

gothic drama hyper-cy­cle”. set in a dystopian fu­ture where mur­der

has be­come a lit­eral art form, it cen­tres around enig­matic in­ves­ti­ga­tor nathan adler as he in­ves­ti­gates the death of a baby. lyri­cally opaque and de­lib­er­ately dis­jointed, dis­cor­dant and jazzy, the re­sult comes across like an even gloomier, more opi­ated

blade run­ner – and it’s not a huge leap from this to his fi­nal al­bum, black­star, 19 years later.

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