Are his posthumous 15 minutes up, /mu/?
As an artpiece, Blackstar is great. In my opinion, artists who use their death to create art are admirable.
As a musical album, not so much. I'd say Bowie is getting the Heath Ledger treatment.
Why do people seem to be forgetting that the album was well received before he died? There does seem to be overrating going on to some extent but the album was already getting pretty high ratings before his death.
I like a lot of Bowie's work, but since he rarely stuck to one style some of his work never hit home with me. Although I thought Blackstar was cool, it's not my favorite. The only song I really enjoyed was Lazarous (and the remake of 'Tis a pity she was a whore, but since it was released as a single earlier I don't credit the album for it's creation)
I agree, I think this album is selling loads just because of the hype surrounding Bowie's death. The tunes on Blackstar are not the kind of songs people who buy top charting albums usually search out. Blackstar (the track) is 10 minutes, that alone is pretty huge.
I really think he might have faked his death just to laugh at everybody crying for him, while he'll be actually dying slowly in Norway, beyond the polar circle.
>tfw I know a guy, who's best friends with screenwriter for Basquiat.
I might be two people away from Bowie.
A lot of people do that. I guess they figure that watching on Youtube won't cut into profits. Especially with bands that rely more on live shows for money rather than record sales. I don't know about Bowie but just putting his album up on Youtube doesn't mean much.
I mean come on, even if he hadn't died, it's not like he was doing this album for sales. He has a ton of money, and his wife was rich even before they got married, their whole family is set for life, he was purely making art because he wanted to make some fucking art
have you considered suicide?