★ (Blackstar) (album) by David Bowie

★ (Blackstar)
★ (Blackstar) by David Bowie
Year: 2016
Release date: 2016-01-08
Overall rank: 135th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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86/100 (from 1,355 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 2016 (3rd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 2010s (11th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (135th)
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David Bowie bestography

★ (Blackstar) is ranked 5th best out of 75 albums by David Bowie on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by David Bowie is The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars which is ranked number 9 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 63,197.

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 85.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 85.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.2.

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From 05/11/2020 10:38
His last is almost his best. That incredible opening track just sets us on our way on a magnificent collection. The only problem I find with it is how emotional it can make me. That ending as well - I Can't Give Myself Away.
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From 05/10/2020 16:58
History's greatest swan song
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From 05/01/2020 02:42
A perfect goodbye. Bowie is a legend.
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From 02/19/2020 02:57
what a way to go out.
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From 02/07/2020 05:01
It's rare that someone ends their life on an artistic note but what should we have expected from Bowie. The titular track is a mysterious and occult ridden jazz ballad that effectively puts the listener on edge. The writing on "'Tis A Pity She Was A Whore" and "Girl Loves Me" do feel a bit hollow compared to the rest of the album. The prophetic concept is interesting but parts of the album feel disconnected from. Still, Blackstar is atmospheric and proper exit for a true artist.
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From 12/31/2019 16:53
Great stuff.
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From 12/16/2019 03:06
David Bowie always surprised and was one step ahead.
And on this album he writes his own epitaph.
It's an album that comes from the context of his previous works but has this atmosphere that makes it magical.
Beautiful indeed.
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From 09/18/2019 17:03
Bowie knew he was gonna die, but it could've been easily treated and he would've survived. Instead, he decided to take death head-on and dissect what it meant to him. What an artist
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From 07/24/2019 02:34
This is truly an amazing album. David Bowie is a true artist. The way he's able to reinvent himself on every album is legendary.
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From 07/15/2019 17:24
Well, we lost one of our greatest ever musicians at the start of this year, so it was like 2016 was doomed from the start. David Bowie will never be replaced, only emulated and honoured, and to ensure people knew that he sealed his life and career with this staggering work of art. In the past he had been quite liberal with cultural references, and on Blackstar he’s constructed a puzzle so tight and intertextual that it keeps revealing more layers the more you solve it.

Best track: Girl Loves Me. When he sings “where the fuck did Monday go”... man, what shivers it gives me. It’s like he had all the details of his death on a boarding pass.
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