Is this one of the greatest concept albums of all time?
hearing these lines now feels so abstract, like youre an alive human and suddenly days stop occuring
My initial reaction was that it was good. Now after his death, I realize that the entire album was about him preparing to die. So in a fucked up way, yah him dying right after its release makes it kind of amazing. Its like David Bowie's goodbye album. He knew this was probably the last thing hed ever record
I think he meant Major Tom since it was using that character to represent his dead. When so Bowie took its place and cried he was a Blackstar, which is a star with a velocity that exceeds the speed of light. He was talking about leaving this world
>doughnuts was recorded just before he died so its about him dying
Yah, if you listen to that album without knowing he died shortly after you'd never make the connection with death. I don't think j dilla really wanted the album to be about dying
All of the songs are extensions of himself as a human being.
One of the many themes of the album is his death and his acceptance.
What the fuck are you saying? The album is everything J Dilla, including his death.
It has a great concept, but I think its silly to let the 'story' behind the album mean more than the music.
Like this clearly isn't his best album, or the best this year, but it is still good, and it's good that he was able to make a definitive statement before his death to give people actual closure. Could you imagine if 'the next day' was his last album... fuck that.
also as a side note my dad read some reviews of the album and ordered scott walkers bisch bosch. He only knows scott walker from the walker bros. Not sure if he'll like it.
Nah, look at Yukio Mishima. He finished his final book the morning that he killed himself, and it was part of a tetralogy that basically spelled out "I'M GOING TO FUCKING COMMIT SEPPUKU."
>mfw Bowie is dead and I still think Blackstar is some of his worst work
nope everyone was loving it yesterday
i'm not saying he's a genius or anything, but no other artist has started as many trends by ripping off mainstream stuff.
>College Dropout- Late Registration
all influenced the direction of mainstream hip hop in a big way
still think MBDTF is a mediocre effort, but to be commended for being so kanye-ish, and Yeezus is at least a fun listen and is also very kanye, but has too much filler.
>"Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" is released in June of 1972
>First Track is titled "Five Years"
>Kanye West is born in June of 1977
DO YOU SEE, /MU/?
DO YOU SEE?
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>>(I’m a blackstar, I’m a blackstar)
The title track repeatedly refers to a "solitary candle." "He told me it was about ISIS," says McCaslin. "It's just an unbelievable tune." (McCaslin's ISIS assertion is news to Guiliana and Visconti, who say they have no idea what the song is about.)
Only album of his in which he doesn't appear on the cover, used to think it was just a cool fact, but now, damn
Also, bet p4k is regretting that 8.5
Yeah I heard that before, and while it's a really cool explanation, it had to be on purpose that he chose not to put an actual picture of himself on the cover like he always does
>"How do you award aesthetic points to a 75 minute suicide note?"
How do you award aesthetic points to a 40 minute 'suicide note'?
Meant to quote >>61670457
Picture is Sylvia Plath, her poem 'Edge' is another example of a visceral confrontation with death. Tichbourne's elegy too. Fuck I want to write a paper on the confrontation of death through aesthetic forms.
Heidegger would be so fucking proud of Bowie.
No, nor was my dad killed in a war, infact my family is pretty much "perfect" by today's standards.
But the feelings of isolation and change that Pink goes through is something that I identify with.
Kanye West is confirmed for being the next David Bowie.
Get ready faggots, a new era of Bowie is upon us.
Please do anon and make sure to publish it here. I will surely read it. The circumstances of Bowie's death and the connection between death and art here really feel like a life changing experience.
>feelings of isolation and change
Brand New - Devil and God
Turnover - Peripheral Vision
Touché Amoré - Is Survived By
Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights
Pianos Become the Teeth - Keep You
The National - Alligator
I still cant fucking believe it
its like watching a man carve his own epitaph in front of everybody whilst they're obliviously cheering him
and then he bows gracefully and just falls dead on the spot
what the fuck happened
If you post a way of contacting you I'll send it when I get it done. I'm snowed under with other commitments until Friday so I'll probably do it over the weekend, I'm not typically on /mu/.
"How many times does an angel fall?
How many people lie instead of talking tall?
He trod on sacred ground he laughed into the crowd"
"Saying no, but meaning yes, this is all I ever meant, thats the message that I sent, i cant give everything away"
after all the pressing by news reporters about his health, he's finally admitting he never told us the truth, he was dying
Also in the blackstar vid, the little girl with the black hair who calls out "im a blackstar" and the one it keeps switching between bowie and her eyes
shes become overgrown in the Lazarus video and is lurching under his bed
This is the digital single cover for Blackstar
The flaw in the perfectly aligned grid is cancer
Calling it now: Another artist will come up in a few days and reveal that Bowie asked them to carry on his legacy
>Somebody else took his place and bravely cried
>"I'm a blackstar, I'm a blackstar"
>makes central theme of his album his own death
>mentions how he is used to fooling everyone by being irreverent and how he will do it again with this album
absolute fucking madman. i was never a very big fan of bowie but this is tubular as shit, i must re-listen to his older stuff. hardcore as fuck
Not a single non-kickass song on this record imo. Some are better than other but all of them are really good. Throughout my entire first listen I just kept on thinking "damn it sounds like kendrick lamar produced this". I was not at all suprised when the producer said they were heavily inspired by tpab. I read some where else on this board that he was inspired by death grips, is this true?
I think it's justifiable. With this being such a calculated release, it's obviously something to consider. It's a straight up death concept album and the whole situation should be taken into account when reviewing the atmosphere and introspection going on throughout the album. But whatever, I'll let you get some good boy points from yourself for trying to be "above" others' ratings.
Yeah, just search "bowie death grips" or something, there are quotes out there about them listening to Death Grips from Sacramento or something. It's thematically relatable because of the death theme and whatnot.
It's definitely one of the best concept albums there are. The subject matter and presentation of it was powerful and left a huge impact. The music is still not good as pic related which also had a subject matter presented in an emotionally heavy way.
It really does resemble something thats going to get worse and worse doesnt it?
Reminds me of this episode
well, it the same concept.
The representation of black hole (a black star) idea
this is probably the most logical reason
I would normally say that we have to let the dust settle, but given the subject matter and his death days later, i think it's okay to say that yes this is one of the greatest albums of all time.
it can be a lot of things
A black star in the poetry sense is a dead star, a star without light. He was a star, now is dead. His light is out.
But cancer turn of the light.
It is a conceptual album about dead and life after dead.
Look at the videos.
Check the other songs, I think that he is telling us something more, what? I don't have idea.
The blackstar is Bowie. When a star turns into a black hole, its light goes out, but its gravity remains. David Bowie is dead and now the weight of his legacy is all that's left.
I've actually always thought Kanye West was similar to David Bowie for a couple of reasons.
>Constantly reinventing self
>Consistent in quality of work
>Have knack for being ahead of the times
Kojima intentionally gimped the ending to MGSV to make us all feel the phantom pain he felt when his career at Konami died preventing him from making the masterpiece he intended to make.