IT'S 4.01 GUYS
I'm so happy the album gets the love and appreciation it deserves and i hope it will manage to be the highest rated album of this decade so far, since it's much more deserving than the current highest rated album of the 10's in rym (which is MBDTF)
>Listens to it twice
Why can't people like this be banned from rym?
go fuck yourself you bowie fanboy faggot
bowie is probably one of the most overrated artists of this time
this album was over hyped because of his magical death, fuck you pleb and go back to leddit
Well, why would I listen to an album repeatedly if I thought it was horrible? There was a Simple Plan album I had to listen to on a car ride with a friend, only listened to it that one time. Still got a 1/5 from me.
woah the stars are black because of the album blackstar by the late artist david bowie i never realized until now
its like one of those unintentional things like how they named it /b/ because you /b/ anonymous and also how the falklands is an anagram of great britain
> person states an opinion
> other person can't cope
> first person goes full on tard, le overrated and reddit buzzwords xDDDDDD :DDDDD
Why can't we have an "informed" discussion like reasonable people? /mu/, pls
I don't know if it's because I'm a Bowie fag, but I was under the impression that people were already hyping and talking about Blackstar even before he died, so these claims that the album only got critically acclaimed now don't make any sense to me. Even here people were all over Blackstar and Lazarus when they got released.
Are all of them contrarian fags?
>mfw Bowie never gave a fuck about rock music
>Bowie saved us from ROCK music not progressing enough
>tfw Bowie will never top "To Meme The Buttercuck" rating
It was well received before he died but if he hadn't died I don't think the RYM score would be this high. You could argue like people have that his death is part of the album and it should be rated with it in mind but there's a pretty thin line between that and overrating an album because the artist is dead. Still, the people saying it would get mediocre reviews if he didn't die are idiots because this is demonstrably false.
I was looking forward to blackstar as well,I thought the title track was really good after listening to it a few times ,plus I was just really happy Bowie was back making music,i thought it was strange that he refused to perform live or go on tour but I guess we know why now.
That is not true.
There were alot of incredible rock albums this decade
The fact it's 2016 does not mean anything. if you think the number of the year makes something better or worse, well, i think you are being silly.
There are incredible new rock albums being made all the time anon. have you heard pic related? it's from 2015 and i think it's absolutely beautiful
Good album, promising band. Also, they have a new album coming out pretty soon.
This was a rather mediocre in my opinion, but I'm very excited where the band progress in the future.
Just getting around to listening to this for the first time and HOLY SHIT I AM LAUGHING MY ASS OFF.
I haven't had an album disorient me in such an unexpected manner in a long ass time; I have found myself saying out loud "What the actual FUCK am I listening to?" for the first time since... like Ween when I was 15.
I am blown away that something could evoke such a response from me again. Is this even music? Mostly not, probably, but holy fuck if I don't enjoy it.
Of course music evolves and changes anon, but saying "x" genre is dead is just silly.
One of the nice things about this era of music is the huge variety of different genres. many genres have new releases and excellent albums being released in them.
What? it's not even THAT inaccessible anon. if you think this is "not music", well, it's your problem, and the problem is that your definition of music is very flawed.
I think it's an incredible album btw, i absolutely love it. if you don't like it it's okay, but claiming "it's not music" is just incredibly silly and objectively wrong.
jesus christ what a shit review, most of it are circumstances and atittude before listening to it and like one paragraph of actual content which hardly passes as a review and consists of some buzzwords
It wasn't that clear for me. i haven't even thought about it until i was told about it.
I think the work of This Heat and Viet Cong are quite different anon, to be very honest with you.
You are now aware that the stars spell 'BOWIE'.
If you're going to limit yourself to five-point stars to spell out a word, what other configuration could be used for 'B'?
Also, what else could it spell? It's clearly got O, 'W', and an 'E', 4th could be seen as an 'I' or an 'A'.
....Or it's a code that we can key into our spaceship so it knows which way to go.
Do you think 'blackstar' means he awknowledges he will become a 'star in the heavens' but unlike the usual association of a bright, shining star to memorise a loved one, a black star will be invisible on the night sky, even though it's there, it will be unseen and easily forgotten.
Possible interpretations of 'blackstar'.
>Symbol of British rock
>Black hole i.e. Empty Void
>A variety of cancer legion
>Occult symbol of rebirth
>Juxtaposition of fame and undeserving.
There are probably more but this is all I can think of.
It spells XNRHZNNWG, the name of Bowie's dog you fucking retards
it definitely deserves an extra .5 rating at least on the 5 star rating because of the subject material and his death.
This isn't a "oh he died, better critically acclaim it" type of deal, something I feel like a lot of people don't understand. But the album deals with a lot of themes of death and various other feelings one goes through in their final days. If he woudl have released The Next Day as his final record, nobody would really be all that concerned with his death affecting the rating, because although it was a good album, it wasn't conceptual.
However, listening to it as if it was his swan song is fucking spooky as shit. It's a special circumstance.
Limp dicked Scott Walker. Quirky saxophones to prove how eclectic and le expurrimental he's being. Mildly uncomfortable atmosphere for normies, therefore high art. Turning your own death into a gimmicky marketing stunt isn't something that should be applauded.
>about something (s)he obviously hasn't heard and whose opinion therefore holds no merit
from the same shitposters that feign dislike at everything without actually understanding what they like at all
>the songs were just too slow for my liking without any real catchy hooks
>there really wasn't any song with a powerful buildup
>nor any guitar solos that captivated my attention throughout
why review music if you don't actually like music
David Bowie has never made a good album. It's funny, going to any RYM page of a Bowie album and clicking through page after page of reviews, pretty much zero reviews actually talk about the music. They just talk about the man himself and how great he was, or what the album represents.