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★ (Blackstar) (album) by David Bowie

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★ (Blackstar)
★ (Blackstar) by David Bowie (2016)
Release date: 2016-01-08
Overall rank: 227th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,232 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 2016 (3rd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 2010s (15th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (227th)

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★ (Blackstar) is ranked 5th best out of 67 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 15 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 95,888.

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★ (Blackstar) track list

Overall chart historyOverall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 87 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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 91/100 (438 votes)
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2.'Tis A Pity She Was A Whore
 84/100 (305 votes)
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3.Track pickLazarus
 92/100 (455 votes)
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4.Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)
 80/100 (290 votes)
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5.Girl Loves Me
 84/100 (293 votes)
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6.Dollar Days
 87/100 (305 votes)
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7.Track pickI Can't Give Everything Away
 89/100 (325 votes)
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From z21
No doubt, great record.
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Favourite track: "Blackstar"
Least-liked track: "Dollar Days"
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90/100
I'm speechless. I wasn't blown away by Ziggy Stardust, but this is amazing — especially given the context of its release. Phenomenal.
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Blackstar is the best swan song albums since Queen's Innuendo.
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A complex and quite sad album but musically brilliant, particularly the whole of side one (vinyl) and the last track on side two. This album closes my Bowie vinyl collection which is quite fitting.
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From Montpejo
Pretty morbid but fascinating tunes

Standouts: ★ (Blackstar), Lazarus

Least favorites: 'Tis A Pity She Was A Whore, Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)
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There is no way to ignore that Bowie's death, especially so soon after it's release, affected immensily the way the album was interpreted, and listened.

This album is about his death, It is about death, or whatever more you can conceive from It. It is so clear that he composed It with his soon death in mind. So, there is no way, to listen to It without this context floating in every line.

What I get here is something, like, nothing else, ever. Blackstar is an unique album, i think we will never see something like this again in our whole lifes. Artists had come and gone, and albums like this existed since, "American IV" is an example, "You Want It Darker" is another, and in Brazil we have Cazuza's "Burguesia" and Renato Russo's "A Tempestade". But all of these albums, they don't do what Blackstar does.

Blackstar is not about dying, is about what happens after. What happens with the people you knew, what reaction comes after. It is the feeling of what you will be leaving, not what will end. It is about passing everything you have away.
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O canto do cisne do grande rockstar! Mergulho em conclusões, incertezas e levadas improvisadas de jazz! Genial!
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Over two years old and ends up being one of the most vibrant and heart breaking albums ever conceived. What every artist should try to achieve when they get to there twilight years. And probably the best album of 2016. And there were three other albums I thought were masterful. While this is just god like. This makes me worried for his other 24 albums since this was my beginning to Bowie. As well as having Space Oddity from 69 to cover soon.
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