Pallas Athena (2003 Digital Remaster)
Label: Parlophone UK
Though far from perfect, Black Tie White Noise is where David Bowie stopped coasting on accumulated goodwill and got back to work. While this one is warmed by the glow of Bowie's marriage ("Miracle Goodnight" being the standout romantic cut), our boy still manages to sound emotionally unmoored on the single "Jump They Say," "You've Been Around" and a solid cover of Scott Walker's "Nite Flights." Released in 1993, this feels like a drum-tastic '80s set, with Bowie playing a ton of sax as he welcomes back old friends like Mick Ronson.