★ (Blackstar) (studio album) by David Bowie

★ (Blackstar)
★ (Blackstar) by David Bowie
Year: 2016
Release date: 2016-01-08
Overall rank: 135th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,371 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 (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 63,905.

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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 84.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 85.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.2.

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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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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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80/100
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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