If you didn't hear this before he died, you forever missed out on a totally unique headfuck and listening experience. The process of realising the whole album is literally a death note is like nothing I've ever experienced.
When the backlash comes, it will be from people who weren't there. I normally wouldn't say this but here there is nothing else to be said - their opinions do not count.
Of course, I hope people also don't forget that this was already a widely acclaimed release even without the context.
NOBODY WILL UNDERSTAND THE ALBUM BUT ME, I LISTENED TO IT BEFORE HE DIED YOU'RE ALL A BUNCH OF FUCKING BANDWAGONERS
it's okay OP the entire planet is mourning, join us instead of using elitism
I feel like this is similar to people watching The Sixth Sense this many years on from release. Everybody knows the twist ending.
Except that this is real life, and a tragedy. Fuck.
HE'S A FUCKING RAPIST YOU FUCKING RAPE APOLOGISTS. HIS MUSIC THEREFORE HAS NO MERIT. WOULD YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO MUSIC FROM A RAPIST??? NO YOU WOULDN'T UNLESS YOU'RE A SICK FUCK LIKE HE IS.
I'm not gonna spoil it because I'm not an asshole and someone else will do it anyway, but how removed are you from pop culture that you don't know this? I've literally never seen it and I can't remember a time when I didn't know the ending. I always thought it was up there with the end of SW episode 5. Just one of those things people know by default
Jesus, Dollar Days is so sad. I think it's sadder than the closer.
The absolutely stunningly beautiful melody tears my heart out
>I'm dying to
>push their backs against the grain
>and fool them again and again
>im trying to...
>im dying to...
his struggle to keep going, he didn't wanna stop. He wanted to keep pushing boundaries with his art, he was trying his best till the end.
Yeah I do secretly take pride in the fact that I spammed this album a solid 10 times before he died, can't help but feel like it would have less impact if I hadn't extensively listened to it.
It's not something you can go around telling people in every day life and it will probably never be acceptable to brag about unless you want to come off like a complete faggot but we know OP, we know we're in on something special that they missed, you and me bro we did it.
well for me at least I watched the vids and listened to the album like an absolute madman as soon as they were out/leaks were available (i eventually bought it) and watching and listening to this shit being like what the fuck Davey? and then being able to go back and watch the lazarus video is fucking haunting. 10/10 way to die
I feel you OP.
Beforr this album, i was not a fan of Bowie, just knew a couple of his popular ones. But then couple of my frienss were getting hype to this album so we heard it since friday.
This monday morning gained so much proportions, it's so weird and unbelievable. No one saw it coming, and it's truly a mindfuck experience that nobody was aware of the meaning of this album for just 2 days.
I had just finished listening to the album a second time right before the news hit me. I felt broken once I began to tie things together with the news and the album. It's a fantastic finale.
I just managed to listen to Blackstar Sunday night so in 24 hours my perception of the album went from
"Man, Bowie sure likes being weird." to "Oh."
And I kind of just been stunned since then.
Listening to album while playing dota with my friend. Next day wake up, hear that David died. Heart dropped, decided to listen to album again. Lazarus start playing, it suddenly clicks in my head. Start crying like a kid. Never have felt such sadness when somone dies.
Yeah, same here, sat in the bus at 7 in the morning yesterday, listening through it again, and I randomly decided to open facebook to see what's going on
Lazarus suddenly started playing and I saw all the headlines
I just felt my heart drop and just being fucking stunned for the whole song
It still feels weird, so fucking weird
I listened to Blackstar (the single) on Sunday and decided I might go buy the album on Monday but now I'm not sure if I want to hear the rest of the album. It just doesn't sit okay with me anymore.
i physically felt him die in me right before i heard the news. i was on 3 hits of lsd and my friend messaged me as i was feeling sick and he told me, and it was like all the pressure and sickness left my body. it was profound. so i listened to the album and cried.
i got it the day it came out. my record store had one copy, it was only 40 bucks, now i look on ebay and the standard goes for like 300 and the clear vinyl version goes for 4-500... im so fucking happy i went and got it... i listened to it that day and was blown away, two days later he died. fuck man.
i knew deep down what he was saying. but i didnt want it to be true. im just so happy he was such an artist. and it was extremely profound to have this all come full circle while on acid.
>mfw I didn't hear it but I'm going to pretend I did
More lies...your nose will get bigger. Shame it's not your pecker.