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3 stars An ambitious and lengthy album of neogothic electronica, Outside is a patchy album. There are cringeworthy moments in the same package as brilliant industrial masterpieces.

Leon Takes Us Outside is a voice collagey thing to introduce the album. Outside isan average pop/rock track. The Heart's Filthy Lesson is superb. A Small Plot of Land is Mediocre. The first segue bith spoken word of the character Baby Grace Blue which is quite creepy but not that good. Hallo Spaeboy is perhaps the best song on the album. The Motel is a good slow burner. I Have Not Been to Oxford town is a great catchy pop tune. No Control is an average song. The character Algeria Touchshriek gets a turn at the segue which is pretty embarassing. The Vogue of Utter Destruction (As Beauty) is a pretty good heavy industrial tune. The Segue with Ramona A. Stone is pretty bad, but gos straight into the great I Am With Name. Wishful Beginnings is a good creepy song with odd backing vocals. We Prick You is decent but repetitive. The Segue of Nathan Adler is bearable. I'm Derranged is a heavily electronic song. Through These Architect's Eyes is decent. The Segue with Nathan Adler is reprised for a few seconds. Strangers When We Meet is one of my favourite Bowie songs. I prefer the version on Buddha ofSuburbia because the version on Outside has a colder feel to it.

This ambitious album over reaches its stride at a few places, but when it's good it's excellent. A round 3 stars.

burtonrulez | 3/5 |


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