>Blackstar's RYM rating steadily increasing ever since his meme death
why is this shit allowed?
To be fair, the knowledge that Blackstar was the work of a dying man changes a lot of people's interpretation of the album. If they had quarter star ratings I'd probably move mine from 4 to 4.25.
Rating/changing ratings of artists should be suspended around events like this, I'd say for at least 2 weeks. They need to treat it like they treated Pitbull's DALE issue - ban anyone trying to rate it 5/5 or something else high when they either 1. didn't have it rated before or 2. had it rated low
Between his dying and finding out about his secret 18 month battle with cancer, I can kinda understand it. Listening to blackstar today versus a week ago, I feel differently about it and my understanding of the album has evolved. I definitely understand the album more, and I like the album even more now.
It's mostly just silly artificial inflation cause he died but if it bothers you just ignore it or wait a while and it will even out.
this just in: nothing new can be good
do you literally not understand fucking english
do you know what an opinion is
get me out of this place
Yeah it's pretty understandable that the album could get over-hyped over something like this.
>artist releases album
>unexpectedly passes away couple days later
>tragedy gets discussed all over the media
>all while coincidentally shilling the new album, when otherwise no one would've heard about it
I bet nobody here would have heard about Eagles of Death Metal if it weren't for the shooting, just watch their next meme-single dedicated to paris reach #1.
Well, the good thing about music is that, if you don't like it or for any reason really, you can just stop listening to it. Probably better to form your own opinion of something anyway
It's not just because it was his last album before dying, it's the fact that he made the album knowing he was going to die soon, making it his way of saying goodbye to the world.
It's the same reason pic related and the song 'Ceremony' have the reputation they have.
Nah, I don't think Ian was ready at that point.
Pic related (the parts with the Birmingham performance) was his last act. Digital was his last song, two weeks before he ended it.