Can't stop listening. Was gonna put some Beach Boys on but just ended up spinning this again. Anyone else got it on repeat?
The first song, the title track, might be the most challenging for you to get into then. It's the most challenging song on the track listing (though I do think it's brilliant). Give it a try though if only to know what the hype is about. The album as a whole is really great.
But I don't know what you expect me to tell you when musically, In Rainbows/TKOL are very very different. Blackstar is rooted in avant-jazz and the progressive, and Radiohead's in the electronic and indie/post rock.
I don't know if it's the production or what, but the entire first half of the album sounds like "Bodysnatchers" and "Bangers and Mash". Everything else sounds like TKOL except even less interesting. I wish the production were more nuanced.
Can I ask a serious question?
I've been gone from /mu/ for a few months...when exactly did it become popular for posts to be called "memes" and "pasta" anytime anyone disagrees with them?
Bowie was an overrated hack more known for his wild appearance than his talent at composing or perfoming. He was a trendhopper who basically ripped off other shit that was going on around him and watered it down for a mainstream audience. His few good albums were collabs with more talented musicians like Eno.
Lazarus is the best track on this album
> tfw when you realize the title track is about the people who Bowie inspired carrying on his legacy through their own music
> tfw when you realize you're a talentless, unoriginal hack who can barely even create or play music
> tfw you're not a part of the Blackstar
Because Bowie was the creative force of like 8 of his own albums that are vastly superior to Low (including Heroes) and also the creative force of some of the best albums of Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and other's careers.
Eno is cool and all but his career is objective shit compared to Bowie's
The title track is about death. Blackstar is death. This part is death mocking David, saying she is not a filmstar or a popstar like him but she's going to take him anyways, also calling him a "flash in the pan" while she, the Blackstar, is the Great I Am:
>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)
I have literally had it on repeat since I received it on the 8th. It has not stopped.
Seriously contemplating getting OPs picture tattooed on my right hand.
God, I've shed so many tears. And they still keep falling :'(
This song actually fucking haunted me on the second listen after his death. 'A New Career in a New Town' was my favorite track from Low, one that I listened to a lot in some fucked up times. Listening to it after his death had weird echoes of my past and I didn't know how to feel about it all.