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View Poll Results: David Bowie - "★" (Rating out of 5)
1/5 2 6.67%
2/5 0 0%
3/5 2 6.67%
4/5 11 36.67%
5/5 15 50.00%
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Old 01-11-2016, 03:44 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Listened to the whole album again.
Most emotional and heartbreaking musical and lyrical experience I ever had.
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Old 01-11-2016, 03:55 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I am glad I bought it, did it get to number 1?

Turning down a knighthood >>>

Turning down the London 2012 opening ceremony >>>

Drinking a carton of milk with a fly in it >>>

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Old 01-11-2016, 04:22 AM   #33 (permalink)
 
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I am glad I bought it, did it get to number 1?

Turning down a knighthood >>>

Turning down the London 2012 opening ceremony >>>

Drinking a carton of milk with a fly in it >>>

1 in the UK, 2 in the US, but I imagine it'll reach 1 in the US now.
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Old 01-11-2016, 04:26 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Not in the german charts yet.
Don't disappoint me, you nazi bastards.
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Old 01-11-2016, 07:29 AM   #35 (permalink)
 
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Listened to the whole album again.
Most emotional and heartbreaking musical and lyrical experience I ever had.
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I think it's just hit me how incredible the whole undertaking is in this context.

Bowie laid bare his battle with cancer and his proximity to death right under our noses without our realisation, and consequently, the album becomes a chilling and triumphant obituary that seals a legacy forever. Watching the videos back for Lazarus and Blackstar now is so strange and dark, but so emotive at the same time.
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:03 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Watching the videos back for Lazarus and Blackstar now is so strange and dark, but so emotive at the same time.
That image in the Blackstar video of the dead starman with the jewelled skull is pretty unnerving.
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I think it's just hit me how incredible the whole undertaking is in this context.

Bowie laid bare his battle with cancer and his proximity to death right under our noses without our realisation, and consequently, the album becomes a chilling and triumphant obituary that seals a legacy forever. Watching the videos back for Lazarus and Blackstar now is so strange and dark, but so emotive at the same time.
I wonder whether there was ever another musician who was able to leave like that.
The only comparable thing that comes to mind was Mercury's "The Show Must Go On".
Oh, and Cash's version of "Hurt", although I don't think his death was as imminent as the other two's.
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Old 01-11-2016, 10:24 AM   #38 (permalink)
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I haven't given Bowie that much of my time, but I'm currently downloading a bunch of his ****, and this album will be up first. Time to fill this massive gap in my music knowledge.
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This album is really neat, the atmosphere and everything, the jazz, really ties it in nicely together. Will give this some more listens sometime soon.
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This album is really neat, the atmosphere and everything, the jazz, really ties it in nicely together. Will give this some more listens sometime soon.
Yep, loving it.

Tony Visconti confirms Blackstar is his parting gift for fans.

Video: David Bowie's last release, Lazarus, was 'parting gift' for fans in carefully planned finale - Telegraph

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Scroll down and it's got loads of lyrics from it.
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