Queen Of All The Tarts (Overture)
2002's Heathen was the best David Bowie album in ages, and this more guitar-oriented follow-up may even be better. Bowie once again ignores popular styles and instead chases a rather dark and mysterious muse. Crap faux manga album art hides a superior batch of originals and two choice covers, one by George Harrison ("Try Some, Buy Some," the wonderfully bleak anti-drug/anti-materialism dirge) and another by Jonathan Richman (the pre-punk classic "Pablo Picasso" from the Modern Lovers era). This edition adds three tracks.