Music CD - 2016
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Publisher: New York : Columbia Records, 2016
Characteristics: 1 sound disc ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Black star


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Oct 02, 2018

Bowie was many things throughout his career and tried many things. I like every album of his, although not always every song.... However this album stays with you. Haunting you with its words and haunting you with its sounds.... He left behind one last masterpiece. Thank you David for putting out in music the sense and feeling of what you were experiencing as you came to the end of your life..... Blackstar is one of those songs...people will either love or hate. I absolutely love it. It has the most amazing drumming and sax sounds....they are just riveting and they are a mind blowing compilation. This man was a genius.

Jan 31, 2018

This is currently the only swan song of an album I've listened to, and it was haunting to hear the last tracks of such a large influence to music and Western culture. It was meant to be a final gift to his listeners, and I couldn't ask for anything more.
Favorite song: Blackstar; Lazarus is a song I can only listen to so many times before it becomes too much

Dec 18, 2016

This is one brave recording,brave as in a rock star from another era,doing relevant music today,which wasn't always the case with Bowie as he has put out some God awful stuff the past decade or two.
Upon initial listen my daughter said 'what is this shit',my response was 'his better days are behind him'...but after giving this disc a few spins and my wife (a Ziggy Stadust girl) listening in,we of that open mind generation,have the patience to let the music do it's thing. I hear Beck and Radiohead influences (or is it the other way around?),this release reminds me of his work on Lodger or Scary Monsters,and it's as brave and relevant today as it was upon those releases...David you put out a great piece of work to say goodbye.

Sep 19, 2016

2016 is drawing to a close, and Blackstar remains the top candidate for my album of the year.

Jul 21, 2016

Must say--surprised and amazed by the disc...Not your fav. glam, pop star stuff... avant garde and deserves a serious listen. I liked it more than disliked it, if that makes sense. Check it out...

Jul 06, 2016

Great album to end a multi-decade career. The album draws influence multiple from multiple genres, which really makes the album sound interesting and stand out. Highly Recomended.

May 06, 2016

Downloaded the album from freegal and the Lazarus video from youtube a few months ago. Have listened to the tunes many times. Checked out this CD after reading about the design of its black booklet and surprised that it was indeed black with glossy black letters for lyrics and others. As commented by a reviewer: Black on black. Very smooth, very clever, a bit like the music… and the man…

bryan1976 Apr 12, 2016

Kinda of a gloomy,artsy feel. For me not is best work

Mar 30, 2016

Surprised and delighted me. Bowie was truly one of the greats, right to the end.

nwdeweyfan Mar 18, 2016

A fitting end to a legend. No one else could be so relevant over so many decades. We miss you Starman.

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Laura_X Feb 05, 2016

Something happened on the day he died -
Spirit rose a metre and stepped aside -
Somebody else took his place, and bravely cried: -
(I'm a blackstar, I'm a starstar, I'm a blackstar)


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