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View Poll Results: Well done, Giuseppe! Or, as the Italians would say, molto bene Giuseppe!
Leon Takes Us Outside 0 0%
Outside 1 25.00%
The Hearts Filthy Lesson 1 25.00%
A Small Plot of Land 0 0%
Baby Grace (A Horrid Cassette) 0 0%
Hallo Spaceboy 1 25.00%
The Motel 1 25.00%
I've Not Been To Oxford Town 0 0%
No Control 0 0%
Algeria Touchshriek 0 0%
Voyeur of Utter Destruction 0 0%
Ramona A Stone/I Am With Name 0 0%
Wishful Beginnings 0 0%
We Prick You 0 0%
Nathan Adler 0 0%
I'm Deranged 0 0%
Thru These Architects Eyes 0 0%
Nathan Adler 0 0%
Strangers When We Meet 0 0%
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:04 PM   #1
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David Bowie survivor - Outside

To shouter's eternal delight, Sex Church joins us in the playoffs, possibly because I called it 'Sex Church' and not by its actual name.

Now we move onto Bowie's 90s albums, starting with Outside.



And fuck me this thing is long and convoluted.

Vote for one song, and also tell us all what you think about this album.
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:15 PM   #2
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Listening as we go. I expect Hallo Spaceboy will take it out, but A Small Plot of Land is a really cool track. Totally paranoid, evocative atmosphere achieved through some unique instrumentation.
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Title track is my favorite.
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I think this is the most pretentious of his albums I've heard. The interludes are horrible. There's some really good tracks here though. Small Plot of Land, The Motel, We Prick You, Strangers When We Meet. I think I'll wait and see what others are voting for.
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I think this was Screwtape's favorite Bowie album.
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I mean, the concept thing is messy, but it's still cool that him and Eno tried something different. There really are some great tracks on here.

Excited to revisit this tomorrow before voting. Hallo Spaceboy and the title track are indeed frontrunners. I Have Not Been To Oxford Town and We Prick You are also up there, if memory serves.

Strangers When We Meet is also great, but it gets points taken off for being an outtake from a previous album and having nothing to do with the story. No clue as to why it was tacked on.
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I think this was Screwtape's favorite Bowie album.

Perhaps it inspired his magnum opus, America's Fear of the Female Orgasm.


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I think this is the most pretentious of his albums I've heard. The interludes are horrible. There's some really good tracks here though. Small Plot of Land, The Motel, We Prick You, Strangers When We Meet. I think I'll wait and see what others are voting for.
Well, I think he recognized that. It was supposed to be the first of a series of five concept albums (hence the "1" before Outside) until he scrapped the idea.

But as Laz said, there's some good material on this one.
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I'm really liking this album, so I'm going to stop listening to it, because I can't fully wear my headphones at work, and I can tell I'm missing some stuff in the left channel. I'll try and finish it tonight. Hopefully I don't forget. ATM, the title track has my vote.
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4-way tie!

Not sure it was necessary to list the segues as options.

Really enjoy revisiting this album, and while it's easy to lump it in with the subsequent techno-heavy Earthling, I love the piano-driven jazzier elements that make it a unique, fascinating hybrid, even alongside the other Bowie-Eno collabs.
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I did not get around to listening to this last night. Ever since I moved, my Interference clock has been wonky, am I going to be able to vote in about 6 hours, or will the poll be closed by then? I really don't want to listen to this at work if I can avoid it.
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If it closes just let me know what you wanna vote for and I'll add it.


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5-way tie, Ashley!

MAKE IT HAPPEN.
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Well! I will be with all of you shortly.
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Will Ash take us Outside?

or

Will our hearts learn a Fithy Lesson?

or

Will the next round be saying Hallo Spaceboy?

or

Will we be meeting Lance's Mom at a Motel?


Stay tuned...
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