>>61691309 Well it was quite acclaimed before his death even, although that doesn't entirely rule out your argument about reputation alone. However, I must say that the hype behind Blackstar on here before Bowie's death was quite telling about the quality of the album. It's easy to judge harshly and shit on potentially "washed up" sort of artists putting out work at that age and we know /mu/ is just the place to do that. So it really is quite a feat considering it was being praised here even before his death added a significant layer of context to the project.
>>61691309 How wrong you are. First off, the reviews came before his death, which shows the strength of the work seperate from how much people will miss bowie. Secondly, the album is actually a monumental, genre-bending masterwork; not only is the whole thing enjoyable IMO but he also has a completely genius modification of his "soul love" from ziggy stardust at the end of the album, his last song is a callback to his own work from the 70s. I don't know about you guys but I am thoroughly impressed by it
>>61691309 >>61691326 A lil reply to your bowie post: WOW!!!!!!!!#. I am HONESTLY fucking speechless at how blatantly ignorant arrogant and narcissistic you are you dilluted fucking cunt. AND WHAT HAVE YOU PERSONALLY DONE FOR THE QUEER COMMUNITY EXCEPT FLAUNT YOUR FAT FUCKING ASS AROUND and play other peoples music???????. HAVE YOU EVER HAD AN ORIGINAL IDEA IN YOUR LIFE???????. How are you going to go on a rampage calling someone a white pedophile who in my opinion is an icon but nevermind that....... You are fucking sick. It sickens me that you would even have the audacity to post something like this but it sickens me MORE that you have this cavalcade of fucking braindead drones that respond "i had no idea wow"....... Jesus fucking christ. Or rather Sandy fucking nutts!!!!!!!!. Since YOU basically think you are a god. You make me so sick. It is sickening that you exist and it is very sad that people listen to you. You have done NOTHING for the queer community except cause a world of drama. Keep living your life as the narcissistic metasticized tumor you are. This is tooo toooo far. I will no doubt run into you. I will just stay the FUCK away from you because you are a sick sad dangerous subhuman cunt.
>>61692507 >>61691309 >>61691326 I do not know what happened to you considering you used to be one of the coolest funniest people I knew years ago but your decline into massive self absorbsion sickens me. Please do yourself a favor and fucking check yourself. But i know you wont. You are nothing but a repulsive enochate personality disorder that would fit purrrfektly impaled bowies cock. Way to go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!. You are dworkin and mandella mixed into one!!!!!!!!!. A mouthpiece for the opressed masses. Please now darling put another song on the dj set and bash bowie. You really make a good point. Who the fuck do you think you are?. CUNT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.Why dont you go shake your ass like a freak at another bounce show and then complain about cat calling?. "Im just saying hes not my queer idol"..... You say. Well NO ACTUALLY YOURE AGREEING WITH OUTING BOWIE FOR BEING A RAPIST AND A PEDOPHILE. Pull your fucking head twenty thousand feet out of that ginormous hot ass of yours and get a very petit grip on reality. And have just a shred of human decency. Just a shread. It is so sad that you and people like you exist in this world. You might as well be the queer Fred Phelps. Using someones death to bash them. You are a sick cunt. AT LEAST DO SOMETHING BESIDES COMPLAIN BITCH GOSSIP AND START DRAMA..... SOMETHING A TAD WORTHWHILE CREATIVE ETC. BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT TO BASH A LITERAL ICON. GODDAMNED. Sick sad world were living in. Thank you for finally publicly making the BIGGEST fool out of yourself possible. "He hasnt done anything worthwhile in the last twenty years?" except ummm well for starters manage to make an entire beautiful album addressing the issues of death while in the end stages of cancer. Im not even going into my personal experiences with you being a sicko. But man you said a mouthful here. You are now designated QUEER FRED PHELPS.
>>61692416 It's a great album with iconic tracks like Life on Mars and Changes. The other tracks are also no fillers, because they all have something to tell and for Bowie the inspration is not that abstract.
Hell, everytime I listen to Kooks I cry like a bitch, because hewrote it for hisnew born son and the melody is just so heartwarming and I remember how I don't get along with my parents at all.
Shit and I am crying right now as I type these words fuck mylife
>>61692507 >>61692507 Hey man I dig blackstar, some people just don't try to love anything or get inside the mind of the artist. Some artists take a while to get into. Some songs and albums do as well. Some people disagree and post about it on a Swedish elephant wrangling board. chill out man
>>61691150 As good as it is, I don't think the album is what's iconic here, so much as David Bowie's life and career in their entirety. It was a finishing move perfectly suited to his 50+ year combo of awesomeness. You can't really take it out of the context of being a David Bowie album.
I'm a Bowie fan and I honestly don't get the hype for Blackstar, it's a 6/10 at best imo The lyrics feel very poignant within the context of his death and everything but songwriting-wise most songs are really mediocre
I don't think it will stand the test of the time like his other, more acclaimed albums
>>61693430 I'm a 4chan poster and I honestly don't get the hype for your post, it's a 6/10 at best imo The words feel very poignant within the context of shitposts and everything but intelligence-wise most sentences are really mediocre
I don't think it will stand the test of the time like other, more acclaimed posts
You know, on newspages and social networks, I see everyone gushing over that "Look up here, I'm in heaven" line, or maybe even the whole first verse. And I get that, it's feelsy and easy to understand. Same with "I’m dying to". But what really, really got me out of the whole album is the ending of Lazarus. >"Ain't that just like me" And I though about Bowie, faced with inescapable death, and deciding that he's going to make art out of it. Because that's the greatest thing about Bowie, there has always been a interplay between artist and art that's really great. >"Ain't that just like me" It is, isn't it?
>>61694241 Albums being connected to emotions you hate can be terrible, but it's a great feel when you discover something in the sounf and lyrics that only matters for YOU and thus becomes something new and very personal and new thing
It's a statement about how he views his whole career and how he understands that fame and fortune he has cant come with him into the great unknown so he does the only thing he can do and make a song and album talking about his last phase in life. And he's totally aware of how weird, and personal, this sounds.
It's something completely Bowie. It's just like him.
>>61691150 I imagine it'll probably be have an enduring legacy in the "underground" or "hipster" or whatever-you-want-to-call-it scenes, and it'll be cited as an influence by a good deal of future artists, but the mainstream won't really care about it too much.
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