David Bowie – The Buddha of Suburbia

The Buddha of Suburbia

David BowieThe Buddha of Suburbia Virgin 7243 8 40988 2 7 (1993)

Uneven and ultimately not very satisfying.  Part adult contemporary dad-rock, part down-tempo electronic, and part jazzy new age, Bowie isn’t taking many chances.  This soundtrack album has a few charms (a high level of craftsmanship in the production helps), and glides by amicably enough.  But hindsight makes this seem dated.