Outrospective recently debuted at No. 4 on the European Top 100 Albums chart—as well as No. 2 in Norway, No. 3 in Germany, No. 4 in the U.K., No.
Outrospective recently debuted at No. 4 on the European Top 100 Albums chart—as well as No. 2 in Norway, No. 3 in Germany, No. 4 in the U.K., No. 5 in Ireland, No. 6 in Switzerland, and No. 10 in Finland. In this issue, the set's lead single, the anthemic "We Come 1," spends a seventh week atop the European Dance Traxx chart. Here in the U.S., the single is well-poised to climb to the top of the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. While the album should achieve a similar feat on The Billboard 200, chances are good that it, like its predecessors (1997's Reverence and '98's Sunday 8pm), won't. And that's very sad, indeed, for Outrospective finds the U.K. trio—keyboardist Sister Bliss, programmer Rollo, and rapper Maxi Jazz—cleverly fusing elements of folk, pop, electro, blues, dub, hip-hop, house, and trance. Highlights include the melodramatic "One Step Too Far" (featuring Rollo's sister, Dido), and the Jazz-fronted "Not Enuff Love," which is as bitter as it is sweet.—MP