★ (Blackstar) (studio album) by David Bowie

★ (Blackstar) by David Bowie
Year: 2016
Release date: 2016-01-08
Overall rank: 133rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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★ (Blackstar) is ranked 5th best out of 88 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 58,692.

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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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From 07/07/2021 19:17
What a goodbye for the best solo artist ever, this album combines jazz and art rock the best way possible, love this album , top 100 all time for me
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From 01/22/2021 14:11
What an amazing sendoff from the legend of the music industry, one final hurray!
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From 01/11/2021 07:59
A perfect closing chapter on an incredible legacy. RIP Starman
Best song(s): All of them
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From 08/20/2020 18:18
Farewell Ziggy! Thanks for the amazing music you have left behind! Rating (81.43)
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