★ (Blackstar) (studio album) by David Bowie

★ (Blackstar) by David Bowie
Year: 2016
Release date: 2016-01-08
Overall rank: 116th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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86/100 (from 1,570 votes)
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★ (Blackstar) is ranked 5th best out of 91 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 54,132.

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 85.6/100, a mean average of 84.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 85.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.

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From 04/04/2023 19:49
A phenomenal final album that closes out a fantastic career with possibly his greatest ever release. Bowie's words are deeply personal making it tough for anyone to listen to this album and not get emotional. His voice sounds fantastic and it helps to create this melancholic atmosphere which is so easy to get lost in. The music is ambitious and experimental as well which makes for an engaging, edge of the seat listen that captivates me right from the first second. The 3 songs on here which are outstanding are the title track, Lazarus and I Can't Give Everything Away. This closing track is simply sensational and it acts as a perfect send off to one of the greatest musicians of all time as it feels so personal and heart wrenching. Overall, David Bowie created the perfect farewell album that is not only musically stunning but also one of the most emotional experiences you will ever encounter.
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From 01/18/2023 11:21
A parting gift that showed ambition, risk and the proof of Bowie's lifelong devotion to his craft. Blackstar is a testament to making the most of every moment of your life even in your final steps that you're able to still have an impact on the world even when slipping away from it. A true masterpiece.
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From 08/12/2022 17:06
The Best Last album by any solo artist, Bowie was and is the best solo artist ever
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From 07/24/2022 21:39
Rest easy David. My favourite Bowie album is his last.
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From 05/10/2022 22:02

I. Blackstar
II. Larazus
III. 'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore
IV. I Can't Give Everything Away
V. Girl Loves Me
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From 05/08/2022 17:57
There are two types of “tribute” albums: The unintentional ones usually happen early in an artist’s career. The album comes out, then the lead singer goes crazy or dies or something else that limits the amount of music he can make. These albums are almost always overrated, severely.

Then you get the intentional tribute, such as this one from Bowie at the end of his long and celebrated career. Given one chance to say goodbye, he hits a home run.

The irony with this album is that it doesn’t contain Bowie’s best music (though the first and last song come close) but it is among his best records because it is so focused and poignant.

A classy exit. An unmistakable triumph.
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From 02/10/2022 02:32

La despedida de la leyenda David Bowie. Es un disco muy experimental, tan solo en el inicio con Blackstar se percibe un rock industrial. Tiene obras maestras como Lazarus, directamente un adiós de Bowie y también está la última, el último adiós del genio con I Can't Give Everything Away. Blackstar también es una de las mejores. El jazz de Dollar Days es hermoso y Tis A Pity She Was a Whore está agradable. Es un disco muy sólido y como despedida es icónico e histórico. Bowie vivirá eternamente.
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From 01/27/2022 14:46
Thank you David for your music. Eternal memory.
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From 11/16/2021 15:05
Disco póstumo del Duque.
Disco correcto. Nada sobresaliente y nada despreciable. Todo lo que tuvo que dar, lo dió
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From 10/23/2021 11:21
I am a big Bowie fan and there are some glorious moments on this album - Lazarus and Blackstar easily stand out. I even really like Girl Loves Me although it is just a pretty straightforward song. The rest is good although I am not too into Sue which is probably the beat.
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