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So can we agree that this is a 10/10? It is very apparent now that it was an album about his death, making the lyrics incredibly, emotionally impactful. The man's a fucking genius.
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10/10 spookcore for sure
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>predicted his death to the day

The absolute mad man
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>>61651347
nah medically assisted suicide

but do not ever expect that to come out
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>>61651371
Well anon, he can't give everything away.

I'm officially spooked.
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LAZARUS THROUGH THE PARTY
LAZARUS THROUGH THE FIGHT
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spookwave
nu-spook
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blackstar? more PC bullshit. more like niggerstar.
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probably his best since the 70s

The Next Day was pretty great too desu
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>pretending to care about washed up 80s musician because you played phantom pain.
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>>61651441
threw*
dumbass.
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>>61651476
Lol dude this is exactly the type of humor I come to 4chan for! Thanks so much man you're a funny guy and your comment really made me laugh a lot :^)
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>>61651523
same shit, it has no meaning anyway
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I've been listening to it solid since Thursday night and was listening when I saw the announcement pop up on FB today. I thought it was his birthday gift to us but it was his farewell; I should have known better but I couldn't think the unthinkable.
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>>61651441
SNUCK INSIDE THE SOUND OF SLEEP
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>>61651522

>showing your ignorance and thinking you're smart

I resurrect the fedora meme. To you friendo.
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>best
lazarus
>runner up
sue (or in a season of crime)
>worst
girl loves me
>overrated
blackstar
>underrated
dollar days
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>>61651577
context
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>>61651299

Not even kidding, in context it jumps from an 8 to a 10/10. The lyrics are so spooky now, and "where the fuck did monday go" is high tier rock and roll legend shit now.
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>>61651641
PACIFIER PACIFIES YEAH IT PACIFIES
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I'm listening to the lyrics really closely now and anybody else feel fucking dumb? The lyrics to a lot of these songs are basically, "I'm gonna fucking die, guys" yet I've always saw Bowie as something immortal and the thought never crossed my mind that this would be the end.
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>>61651720
oh shit, hidden messages time.

Bjork played her album packaging games last year so I wouldnt be surprised if there's something in blackstar.
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tis a pity she was a HWWWWOAAAAAAWWW
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>>61651673

Good try Ahmed. You'll soon learn how to write properly in English.
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>>61651673

Nah he's right.

mgsfags grab onto anything to make their shitty cult seem relevant. It's not:

> I'm sad that Bowie's gone

It's

> I'm sad that Kojima is sad that Bowie is gone ;_;

It's fucking annoying.
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9.5/10 Not much for Bowie.
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>>61651522
>80s musician

go back to whatever board you came from
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>>61651833
The mental image of Kojima just sitting in a chair in front of a speaker with a picture of Bowie in front of me is so sad
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>>61651686

the first time i noticed Sue was a rerecording i was pretty bummed. But the Blackstar version is truly incredible, even better than the previous one
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>>61651833
you're obviously a /v/ tourist m8

no one here cares about that shit
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>>61651915
read the lyrics
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>>61651759
>I'm dying toooooooo
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>>61651522
>>61651833
>I'm so much of a dumbass that I never got into Bowie except when I heard him in a video game once.
>Only people who played that video game would like Bowie.
>Bowie has no merit independent of his inclusion in muh fav past time.

Fuuuuuck off worst dub opinions
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It's a 7/10 at least
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It's a 7/10 at best
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>>61651522
>People on a board dedicated to music discussion are merely pretending to care about an iconic artist
What made you so bitter in life, anon?
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>>61651347
>>predicted his death to the day
how, what did he say?
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>>61652100
I've always been bitter
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>>61651833
What the fuck are you talking about, go back to /v/
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>>61652114
"Where the fuck did Monday go?"
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>>61651299

Go fuck yourself, it's far from being a 10/10

Now that he died legion of cocksuckers will idealize whatever garbage he made
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"I've got scars that can't be seen"
"Something happened on the day he died"
"Look up here I'm in heaven"
"I'll be free. Just like that Bluebird
"Where the fuck did monday go?
"The clinic called. The x-ray's fine"
"It’s all gone wrong but on and on. The bitter nerve ends never end. I'm falling down"
"I know something is very wrong
The pulse returns the prodigal sons
The blackout hearts, the flowered news
With skull designs upon my shoes"
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>>61652100

Why do you "argue" like a woman?
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>>61652173
b88888888
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it is a 10-10 no bad song
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>>61651940

Nah you just care about a less talented version of Billy Idol.
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>ITT people thinking David bowie died on Monday 11th instead of the correct date Sunday 10th
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>>61652177
damn
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>>61652241
But he was alive on Sunday.
Where did Monday go?
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care-line
care-line
CARE-LINE
CARE-LINE
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>>61652149
damn
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>>61652275
I seriously can't fuckign handle this.

had anybody else been wondering what that line meant? I didnt think abotu it too much except it passing but it was always odd.
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>>61652277
DRIVING ME
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>>61652173
Kill yourself.
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>>61652241
The day of the news, the mourning, the remembrance, though, will be Monday
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I'd like to imagine he faked his death and he'll die of old age somewhere remote and freaky.

>two days after birthday album release
>full head of hair
>looks like a healthy aging man
>dwindling public presence presumably getting tired of the spotlight

A boy can dream.
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it would make more sense if he died on monday for the "where the fuck did monday go" thing. like as if it came and he didnt get to experience it so it left.. "where the fuck did monday go"

idiots.
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>>61652569
Depending where he was at. It could have been Monday.
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>>61652569
wut

maybe if the line was "all of monday" or soemthing like that.
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>>61652586
at home
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>>61652611
i know what youre saying but i dont think you get what im saying.
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>>61652615
What time zone is that
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>>61652643
Do you even know where the 0th meridian is? Ahh, Americans...
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Can someone actually point out any lyrics from Blackstar that become more significant from his passing?
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>>61652664
young americans*
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>>61652672
Where the fuck did Monday go?
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>>61652672
>I'm dying too...
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>>61652664
Di you backtrace his ip to figure out where he's posting from?
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>>61652672
All of this: http://www.davidbowie.com/news/lazarus-lyrics-full-55371

The last track implies he can't share with the world he has cancer.

"I'm a blackstar" -- this one is the most obvious.
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>>61652149
lol
maybe if he had said, "Where did January 11th go?". come on, now, don't be silly.
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This vid came out four days ago and i thought the timing was due to the album launch, but the reality is it's due to his imminent death. The lyric and imagery, there's no denying it.

Rest in peace Bowie man, I loved you as much as I know you loved all of us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-JqH1M4Ya8
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>>61651759
I did think it would be a great final album, and almost feared it actually would be.
Not that he was going to die tho.
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>>61652735
>"I'm a blackstar" -- this one is the most obvious.
actually I dont get this.
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>only album cover without picture of bowie
damn...
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>>61652797
me neither

someone explain
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>>61652177
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>>61652672
If I'll never see the english evergreens I'm running to, it's nothing to meet, it's nothing to see, I'm dying too
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>>61652802
fuck
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>>61652797
Star=light
Black=no light

Hes a dead star

Get it?
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>>61652735
>Look up here, man, I’m in danger
>I’ve got nothing left to lose
>I’m so high it makes my brain whirl
>Dropped my cell phone down below
Yeah it's not even trying to hide the fact that this is a man who is in and out of radiation/chemo treatments and going through complete and utter hell.

It's fucking amazing that he had the strength and cognizance in his final months to make this album.
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>>61652797
>>61652823
A blackstar is a dying sun
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>>61652862
damn
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>>61652890
but is it really? I know thats a blackhole.

just sayin
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>>61652890
a care-line failing star some might say.
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>>61652912
Youre nitpicking too much, you get the point
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>>61652912
Imagine him singing "I'm a blackhole". Yeah...
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>>61652934
>Youre nitpicking too much
maybe
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>>61652445
>looks like a healthy aging man
He definitely doesn't look healthy in the new videos. I was noticing that just yesterday.
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>>61651522
>People only know David Bowie from an unfinished, rushed and poorly plot developed piece of shit game that is Phantom Pain.

Check'em
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>>61651833
>being this 15
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>>61651833
who
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Lazarus hits fucking hard, now
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Blackstar was the first Bowie album not to feature him on the cover. Instead it's just the literal black star, the new, dead, him.
He knew exactly what was happening and when.
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>>61653047
also keep in mind that this is technically the star of david

whatever that may imply

dead david? I'm just saying despite the music video, there may be no direct correlation to astronomy.
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Where's an actually good stream of this album? Youtube has terrible quality ones.
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>>61653047

I don't think he would've thought it it would be this soon (like days) but he definitely knew it was coming
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>>61652890
>>61652912
LOL fucking retards
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>>61652912
Remember the song Starman? That was him and now that the Star is Black the man is dead.
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>>61653047
Maybe he thought he would be dead before the release. It would be a posthumous album full of plain messages.
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>>61653090
hey its the star of david technically
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The last person he followed on twitter was "God".... damn
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I've often thought it strange when people said they were crying over a celebrity death but here I am now...

I don't want to live in a world without Bowie.
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>>61653069
you fucking suck ass
just slsk it
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>>61653123
what

in

the

fuck
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>>61653063
>also keep in mind that this is technically the star of david

...no its not
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>>61653124
You will keep on living your life. However, you will realize that you were born to suffer till the sweet escape of death.
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>>61653148
wtf yes it is

oh fuck wait star of solomon?

been a very long time
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>>61651522
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>>61653175
put the cock outta your eyes mane
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>I Can't Give Everything Away
>I can't answer why, just go with me

He wanted to say something but that information was never for us to know, I'm very glad the album came out untainted by "GUYS HE HAS CANCER" bullshit, and feel immensely saddened
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>>61652872
>Here I am
>Not quite dying
>My body left to rot in a hollow tree
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>>61653063
im thinking off the top of my head here but doesnt the star of david have 6 points?
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>>61653123
where do you find this?
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>>61653224
The unnamed poet credits the symbol's origin to King Solomon, and says the symbol is key to understanding the work.

although yeah I guess its not called the star of solomon either. still though there may be no direct correlation between astronomy and blackstar as this symbol has lots of meanings.
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>>61653293
yeah sorry power of suggestion

still old testament stuff though
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I heavily advise everyone to listen to the last track of blackstar and now realize he knew full well it was the last song he'd ever make
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I know it's presumptuous but there's some slight hope that he goes with the lazarus and releases a part 2 of blackstar in 4 days.
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>>61652177
>"Where the fuck did monday go?
>dies right before monday

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK
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https://mega.nz/#F!TkEmUZBQ!UrO8m3UhEfvuVpXFBr-fJg!uwd0Rbbb
oi
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There's been hints that there's more tracks from the Blackstar sessions unreleased, like one of the studio musicians said there was a track called Somewhere

If David gave an order like "release this after I pass" for anything..it'd be crazy
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>>61653308
On his twitter
https://twitter.com/DavidBowieReal/following
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>>61653355
>I know something is very wrong
The pulse returns the prodigal sons
The blackout hearts, the flowered news
With skull designs upon my shoes

>Seeing more and feeling less, saying no, but meaning yes, that's the message that I sent, I can't give everything away

he couldn't fucking tell us, everytime the public pressed him on his health and he told us he's fine, fucking shit I'm crying
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>>61651522
CRAAAAAAAWLING IIIIN MY SKIIIIIN
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>>61653460
>turn your own death into performance art without anyone noticing until its over

god damn he went out like a boss.
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>>61653528
What the fuck

What the mother of fuck
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>>61653528
god damn man, the feels
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>>61651299
Damn nigga, you could have at least got the right decade.
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>>61653355
>>61653528
>>61653565

part of this especially the fact that he "cant give everything away" may be more of a reference to wanting to keep something of himself, to himself, and theres nothing in our entire existence thats more personal and unique to us than our own death. Its like, if hed told everyone, the last private thing he had would have been on sale along with the album.
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>>61653528
What an outro, what a beautiful outro, bowie till the very end, a horrificly upsetting but amazing swan song.
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Nah, it's still a solid 8/10
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>>61653528
I'm genuinely upset beyond belief
The entire song is screaming "I'm going to die" and I never noticed
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>>61653690
I'm even worse, I didn't even fucking pay attention to the lyrics. I never got his message.
I should kill myself right now.
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>>61652782
January 11th is a Monday.
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>>61653640
Very interesting and true analysis.
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>go into my music folder
>check properties of my bowie discography folder
>Created 2011
>2011
>It's now 2016
>Five Years
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>>61653528
Fucking shit
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Fucking damn it. There was one point through my first listen to Blackstar, where I thought that it had so much emphasis on death, that he might be trying to tell us something, before telling myself that "nah he seems to be pretty lively in those recent music videos".

He knew all fucking long, that he was going away, and this album as his swansong is so tragically fitting, I don't even know what to say. I feel like someone who didn't make it to the hospital in time to say goodbye to a close friend.
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>>61653732
thinking more on it... the sorrow of him saying he cant give everything away makes it feel as if hes sorry he cant share his death with us, like he feels selfish about not sharing it the way he shared his other life experiences... knowing full well that he'd written the album to do just that, but that it wouldn't be understood until he was gone, which he also knew.

holy shit how do you even analyze this? This is literally a dead man talking about his death. Im just, I cant even,
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>>61653528
Normally I throw alot of Bowie analysis out the window due to his cryptic nature but this ones so astoundingly obvious that it makes you wonder how the fuck no one caught on.
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>>61652177
>"The clinic called. The x-ray's fine"

FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK
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>>61653528
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/12092542/Bowies-last-album-was-parting-gift-for-fans-in-carefully-planned-finale.html

It's true.
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>>61652177
"Where the fuck did monday go?"
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>>61653866
yep
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>>61653969
godspeed bowie
based as fuck
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I don't think it is a 10/10 album but it's pretty close. It was originally 8/10 but David Bowie's death made it more morose and exponentially better. Blackstar is a 9/10 for me.
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>>61654059

this desu
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>>61651371
I can’t answer why (I’m a blackstar)
Just go with me (I’m not a filmstar)
I’m-a take you home (I’m a blackstar)
Take your passport and shoes (I’m not a popstar)
And your sedatives, boo (I’m a blackstar)
You’re a flash in the pan (I’m not a marvel star)
I’m the Great I Am (I’m a blackstar)
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>>61653528
Good reminder for everyone to start now on their path toward a beautiful life lest we miss the chance to make an ending for ourselves as lovely as Bowie's
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>>61654279
This is a nice post. Thank you.
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>>61654330
you're welcome

I hope you find your way
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>>61653969
This elevates Blackstar to something entirely different. I don't even want to put it on a scale, it doesn't deserve that.

Bowie fought 18-months of Cancer, and still managed to record one last album for his fans. It doesn't matter if it's a 8/10 or a 10/10.

I can't quite put it into words properly, but judging the album would be like saying "hmmm 8/10 best new farewell" to your dad on his deathbed.
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>>61651522
[spoiler]GET OFF MY BOARD REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE[/spoiler]
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>>61653366
Medically assisted suicide. This was planned.

He literally turned his death into a work of art.
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>>61654384
Most important work of art of the 21st century/10
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I didn't care for Blackstar until now.
Fuck is this what Donuts was like?
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>>61654487
Now now don't show your newfaggotry so easily.
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>>61652890

>blackstar
>dying sun
>dying son
>son of God
>rose on a Monday
>Lazarus was his friend

>tfw Jesus came back and we didn't know it
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>>61654461
source
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>>61651522
i never actually gave bowie a listen till they put it in the phantom pain, only because i thought people were over hyping him but desu i think he's a darn good musician
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>>61653528
>I can't give everything... awayyyy
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>>61651522
I love you, best post of the day
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>>61654521
"Where the fuck did Monday go?"

There is no source, but if you read Visconti's statement and the lyrics of the new album carefully, it's pretty obvious that's what happened.
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>>61654554
Although if that's true he was probably already going to die soon.
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>>61653528
Fucking hell, what a gut punch
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>>61651522
>not browsing /mu/ fuck off pleb
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>>61651522
>that tumblr filename
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>>61651522
>playing games beyond your 20s
why?
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>>61654554
where's the visconti statement?
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>>61652615
Yeah but was he living in the UK or was he in the states?
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it's probably just alright
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>>61651522
>bowie is only notable for phantom pain
what the fug
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>>61653113
That's what I'm thinking, too
It probably was his initial plan, but I hope that he could find a little joy in experiencing the reaction to a brand new release of his. While he knew so much more than anyone else, controlling the scene as always.
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>>61654767
"I never lost control"
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>>61654828
You're right
God this album is perfect
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just listened to the song blackstar. it was pretty bad and i'm an actual bowie fan.
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>>61652912
This is wrong a black hole is not a dying star it's a star that exploded and collapsed in on itself

A black star is some weird thing that scientists found that rotates/emits radiation or something to that effect in such an odd unnatural way that begs the question as to wether or not it's an actual star or some kind of artificial alien thing.

Anyway the term black star here clearly has a lot to do with his impending death regardless of what it actually is
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>>61654618
Well, yeah. He'd been battling terminal cancer for 18 months.
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>>61654729
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/david-bowies-death-a-work-of-art-says-tony-visconti-20160111
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>>61654854
wrong. a black star is a solar eclipse dingus
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>>61654854
>actual star or some kind of artificial alien thing.
>artificial alien thing
DELETE THIS
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>>61651522
I hate that I can't call Diamond Dogs my favorite song anymore on /mu/ because of that fucking game.
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>>61654964
>diamond dogs
>not Jump They Say
pls
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>>61654851
yeah but think of it as one of the last testaments of a dying artist
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>>61654984
We all get our own opinions, man. But that whole album is something special to me.
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>"Where the fuck did Monday go?"
>today is Monday

His last album released on his birthday, left us two days later on the Sunday, where the fuck did Monday go.

Damn everything about this album is a mindfuck now.
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>>61655039
Don't forget
>last single released before death was Lazarus
>released four days before he died
>Lazarus was resurrected after four days
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>>61654851
I'm liking the overall album more than that particular song. The last song especially.
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>>61652177
>>61652672
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>>61655056
>>Lazarus was resurrected after four days

Damn dude, I knew about Lazarus being resurrected etc, but not the 4 day thing.

Holy fuck man, everything was planned to a T, I wish Bowie was here to see peoples reactions to all this, damn...
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>>61653406
apparently he was still writing songs while in his deathbed
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>>61651522
U sound like my gf right now
Kil urself
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>>61655039
>>61655056
so fucking based
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>>61652241
>dies on sunday
>where the fuck did monday go

yep, that's even more spooky
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>>61655219
>death announced on monday
>monday will be filled with so much grief that it will pass unexpectedly
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>>61654461
>Musically assisted suicide.

ftfy
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>Local newspaper released Blackstar review calling it utter shit today
I just imagine the guy responsible for that going 'fuckfuckfuckfuck' finding out what happened)

but he deserves that for being fucking tasteless idiot
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>>61655354
the album was pretty bad though. don't delude yourself
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>>61655375
it was at least decent
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>>61655375
He gave it 2/10.
It was not great, but it was still good.
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>>61655375
nah my dude Lazarus is a romper stomper
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>>61654461
>Medically assisted suicide. This was planned.

I wonder if this is what Bowie was talking about regarding "On the day of execution" in Blackstar
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>tfw Dollar Days is making me cry now

help

>If I never see the English evergreens I’m running to
>It’s nothing to me
>It’s nothing to see
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Dollar Days fits in well with Bowie's classic works
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>>61655458
its a happy song anon
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>>61651686
>>worst
>girl loves me

absolute madman
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lazarus is insanely unsettling to listen to now

the video also
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>>61655455
>I wonder if this is what Bowie was talking about regarding "On the day of execution" in Blackstar
That's interesting.
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>>61651522
And this is why /v/ will forever remain the worst board.
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>I Can't Give Everything Away

so what did he keep
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>>61655568
His death
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>>61654828
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKz_YJhQtzs
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"Hoh, I'll be free
Just like that bluebird."
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Was making an album about his own death part of his plan?
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>>61655779
Of coursh
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>>61655779
>falling for the decontestualized quotes meme
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>makes a great death farewell album
>doesnt die
>his actual last album is shit

Did it ever happen to anyone?
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>James Murphy – percussion on "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)" and "Girl Loves Me"
What
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>>61653460
That's pretty hilarious. Does it say when he started following God? Really hard not to see as a joke about deathbed conversions.
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It is a sad day and for him we must go to the creepy 90's chat room game Bowie himself helped to build and enter Bowieworld

http://www-static.us.worlds.net/cgi-bin/download.cgi?action=full&bundle=WorldsCurrentVer

http://www-static.us.worlds.net/cgi-bin/download/download.cgi?action=full&bundle=BowieNMCurrentVer>>61653528
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why is the music video for blackstar so retarded
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>Thought blackstar was about the BBC
>It was about his own death

sadfrogs.jpg

Sorry Bowie
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>>61651522
>he didn't watch The Labyrinth as a child
power of voodoo
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>>61656004

I can't wait when all the christians jump and say it's about Bowie selling his soul to the Devil when he himself it's about ISIS and how religion is twisted around for personal ends.
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>>61652785
Fuck, all that shaking. I really hope that wasn't because of the sickness. I really don't want to see Bowie like that.
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>>61656050
actually this is the only western song about ISIS which actually came out the same day as blackstar and has a strikingly similar cover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_nIGJv9S3E
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>the pioneer of concept albums
>making a final concept album about his own death
>accurate to the weekday of his death 2 days after release

I don't think I'm going to be okay.
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>>61656050
It may be applied to ISIS but is it really about them directly?
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Damn Just listening to Blackstar again and when he sings "something happened on the day he died..."

Right in the fuckin feels man, couldn't hold bad my tears
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>>61656037
Who do?
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>>61652177
The one that cuts the deepest is "I'll be free, just like that bluebird" that lyric already fucked me up prior to his death and now it's even worse.
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>>61652208
>1 hit wonder, the artist.
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>>61652672
The title of the album is called Blackstar.

A dying star.

Lazarus is its entirety is about him dying.
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>>61656198
>>61656149
>literally crying
LMAO
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>>61651833
Who the fuck is Kojima lol
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>>61655913
I expect Gira will go out this way.
Also Death Grips had a great chance at ending it with Jenny Death, but blew it by continuing to make music
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>>61656170
You do
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>>61656293
a video game developer that /v/ obsesses over

for some reason they think everyone else on the site knows who he is or cares about him in any way
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>>61651522
>tumblr in the file name

Well there goes your opinion. Right in the trash can.
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>>61656297
>Gira is going to die in your lifetime
No. I can't handle that.
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>>61651522
scaruffi pls go
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This is probably the most important thing musically to happen during /mu/'s lifespan for so many reasons
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>>61656140
>the pioneer of concept albums
Now, let's not say stupid things just because he died
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>>61656425

He is somewhat right, though Bowie did subvert his image a lot. He didn't make himself into a permanent cultural icon like Hendrix, Morrison or Cobain. He was playful with it, and who's to say that's not an art in itself? Content and context are equally important in art imo.
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>>61656425
>artificial art
Is Scaruffi some kind of /v/ shitposter?
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>>61656448
kek
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>>61656140
>making a final concept album about his own death
>accurate to the weekday of his death 2 days after release
some truly goat work

>the pioneer of concept albums
please kill yourself
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>>61651522
good post +1
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fucking genius
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>>61651686
Lazarus and Dollar days are my favorite.
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>>61651759
Yeah. It's all about death. The Lazarus music video literally happens on his deathbed with death haunting him as he works trying to outrun death. He's rushing to finish his album while death is clawing at him from under his bed.

Lazarus was an amazing song before but after this...fuck.

Pic related, it's david bowie.
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>>61655455
>On the day of execution, on the day of execution

On the day I kill myself

>Only women kneel and smile, ah-ah, ah-ah

It's okay to cry.

>At the centre of it all, at the centre of it all

>Your eyes, your eyes

The whole album is performance art and we're in the middle of it all, watching it all happen.

I listened to this album like 10 times before he died and it's taken on a whole new meaning now...wow...
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>>61656672

Also the timing of the release is interesting: is it timed with the album launch, or timed with his death? Was his death timed? I think so.
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Its terribly Bowie to make his death a performance piece. It's kind of beautiful.

Whether you like it or not, his death has changed this album, and not in the generic "it was the last album they released before they died" way.

I've always seen David Bowie as a performance artist who uses music as his medium and that's what this is. A piece of performance art.

The album was great before, but its phenomenal now.
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Daily reminder that Fantano waited for this to release his review.
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>>61656846
probably medical assisted suicide, terminal cancer is horrible, had a friend who was struggling through 3 years with it and in the end she just gave up trying
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https://youtu.be/y-JqH1M4Ya8?
Any meaning to Lazarus being in that funky aspect ratio?
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>>61657020
It's Hip to Be Square
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>>61654365
Godspeed anon. Here's hoping you find your way too.
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>>61653047
>"I'm a blackstar"
>Black star appears on the album cover
>Bowie appears on the album cover
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>>61656846
I don't think so, he was working on other projects than just the album and probably wanted to do as much as he could before he dies. I think it's a bit disrespectful to think that he would use his death as part of an album release.
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>>61656994
He didn't like the new DGD album so I don't like that guy desu
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>>61656309
Do what?
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It was 5/10 yesterday and it's 5/10 today. His death doesn't change that, guys. I know how much you love to hype shit but just because he's dead doesn't make this album good.

RIP
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>>61657122
Of course he fucking would. He knew he wasn't long for the world and purposely made an album about him dying with the intent that it would take on a new meaning after he popped his cloggs.

Did he purposely die early to make it seem cooler? I doubt it.
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>>61657178
Or maybe he released an album on the verge of his death knowing that gullible retards would lap it all up afterwards and call it a masterpiece(see: this thread)
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>>61655174
>That shot in the Lazarus video where Bowie is frantically writing songs whilst the skull of Major Tom watches him, all whilst we cut to shots of Bowie reaching out helplessly from a hospital bed
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>>61657178
Well yeah that's what I mean, he wouldn't accelerate his death for just some promotional stunt, but that's what a lot of people seem to think. Of course the album is tied incredibly closely to his death.
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>>61653361
I had this same thought as well.
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Amazon 10 dollar price hike incoming
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>>61656959

The before and after context sure is a wild juxtaposition and to be honest, I agree that Bowie would do such a thing. He will be remembered forever.
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>>61655179
you first
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>>61656825
>>Your eyes, your eyes
>The whole album is performance art and we're in the middle of it all, watching it all happen.

Yeah, before it was just a Bowie album that people though was a bit out there and wondering what it all meant, Bowies death/illness was the key to unlocking the whole theme.

>The whole album is performance art

Damn right man, classic Bowie.
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>>61657218
>Guy known for writing concept albums and making art pieces out of music videos
>ayyy make the gullibe retards lap it up

Mate, even if you don't see it as art, Bowie was an artist and took the concept of art pretty fucking seriously.

but sure keep up the cynicism senpai
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>>61657229

Supposedly the album was recorded almost a year ago.
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It's a great album. It's similar to, say, station to station.
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>>61657236
It rather looks like he postponed his death. Have you ever had someone close to you fight a losing battle against cancer? The medically assisted suicide part is usually when death takes its time for too long.
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That harmonica on I Can't Give Everything Away is a lot like on A New Career in a New Town. Actually the tunes are similar a little bit I think.
Cool stuff.
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>>61657356
I'm not saying he's not an artist. I'm just saying it's pretty manipulative releasing a mediocre album like that on the verge of your death knowing full well that everyone, critics included, would lap it up just because he's dead.
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>>61656846
the album released on his birthday
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>>61657416
That's where it's taken from
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>>61657383
He was diagnosed 18 months ago, it's still possible that he had anticipated his own demise.
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>>61657432
except it received unanimously positive reviews before everything conspired today, fuck off cunt
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>>61651522
>implying I found out about Bowie through MGS
I waited until he died to listen to his music, like all the other sane people.
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>>61651522
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Alright, the wave of grieving is over, now it's just edgelords.
Pack it up boys.
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>>61657055
checked

jeez that is a tasty dubs post if i've ever seen one
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>>61654519
>Bowie was Jesus
FUCK
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Tfw the Vatican will never tweet upon your death
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>>61657152
>It was 5/10 yesterday and it's 5/10 today. His death doesn't change that, guys. I know how much you love to hype shit but just because he's dead doesn't make this album good.
I'm guessing you can't feel emotions.

His death makes this album almost 10/10. He's tricked us all.
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>>61653808
I think its either this or the fact he can't give all the love he has for everything in life away for anyone else to feel as he does. Or the fact he feels like he can't fully express all the ideas he had as a musician because he was running out of time.

I'm not a huge Bowie fan, but this last album carries a lot of great meaning in conjunction with a really unique sound. It's really good.
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>>61651522
I'm laughing and crying at the same time after reading your comment.
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I wonder how will his death affect the record.
What will Fantano give it?
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>>61657862
Considering what Bowie represented, the fact that a Catholic cardinal would tweet about him is pretty significant
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>>61658578
>What will Fantano give it?
Why would you be interested?
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>>61658633
[/spoiler]shhhhhhhhhhhh, that's fantano posing as one of us to get his score for his next hit review, but don't tell him i told you that[spoiler]
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>can we agree
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>>61658602
Considering that God doesn't exist, the opinion of a Cardinal is worth shit
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>>61658602
*tips*
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>>61658756
Owch, the edge
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>>61658797
Sorry, meant to >>61658756
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>>61658633
This is Donuts pt 2.
I know Blackstar was generally well received but now that hes passed away,will critics label it as perfect closer imo.
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>>61658756
>Considering that God doesn't exist, the opinion of an extremely influential man part of an institution whose values are in complete antithesis to the way Bowie lived is worth shit
Your fedora might be a bit too tight, it's preventing blood from oxygenating your brain
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>>61658812
nice argument biblefag, I'll surely convert now
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>>61658888
I'm an atheist actually mate, I'm just not an edgy cunt about it
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>>61658578

If Fatanon had any class he'd just share his thoughts on the album and just skip the score entirely.
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>>61651299
A fucking Swiss newspaper called this a "dish hard to swallow" when reviewing this.

I swear sometimes it feels like my country consists of plebs.
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>>61651299
I TOLD HIM TO GO FUCKING DIE TWO DAYS AFTER THE RECORD CAME OUT AND HE ACTUALLY DID IT, THE ABSOLUTE MADMAN
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>>61659327

Maybe if there was a format which resembled a big black cock they'd find it easier to swallow?
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>>61654851
Give the album a couple spins I thought the majority of Station to Station was shit the first time I heard it.
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>>61657432
I think this might have been a valid criticism, maybe, if he had died before the album got reviewed.

Instead he kept it a secret and released a pretty damn good set of songs that took on new meaning after finding out the guy was dying for 18 months (the whole production.)
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>>61656331
tbf he is probably the biggest name in videogames.
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>>61656448
w o a h
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>>61658602
Bowie was catholic, or at the very least from a catholic upringing
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>Also confirmed is LCD Soundsystem founder James Murphy’s involvement on the album. He played percussion on two tracks, though his role on the record was originally going to be more prominent. “At one point we were talking about three producers for the album: David, James and myself,” says Visconti.

>“[Murphy] was there for a brief time, but he had his own projects to go off to.”

oh boy wonder how he feels about that decision now
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