★ (Blackstar) (studio album) by David Bowie

★ (Blackstar)
★ (Blackstar) by David Bowie
Year: 2016
Release date: 2016-01-08
Overall rank: 134th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,445 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2016 (3rd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 2010s (11th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (134th)
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David Bowie bestography

★ (Blackstar) is ranked 5th best out of 81 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 62,857.

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Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,445 votes)
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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 85.7/100, a mean average of 84.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 85.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.0.

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90/100
From 01/22/2021 14:11
What an amazing sendoff from the legend of the music industry, one final hurray!
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95/100
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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From 08/17/2020 22:30
I can't accept he's dead I have to come to terms
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From 06/17/2020 04:47
Bowie’s last album is a haunting masterpiece that leaves me speechless just very powerful and emotional.
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From 05/30/2020 12:46
Fav. Tracks: ★ (Blackstar), Lazarus.
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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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90/100
From 02/19/2020 02:57
what a way to go out.
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