>all these people trying to force themselves to like Bowie's albums because they actually believe his hilariously mediocre music is behind his success, not just his style and image
>all these contrarians....etc.
shits on you, i haven't heard a full bowie album before i downloaded the blackstar leak which left me breathless. and ever since i've been listening to his albums chronologically and they are all fucking good, especially compared to other popular rock music
wow, if i wanted to be patrician i definitely wouldn't be listening to bowie. also tell me how much do you know about me and my listening habits :/ , i
The time when scruffi was right
Bowie was a protagonist of his times, although a poor musician: to say that Bowie is a musician is like saying that Nero was a harp player (a fact that is technically true, but misleading). Bowie embodies the quintessence of artificial art, raises futulity to paradigm, focuses on the phenomenon rather than the content, makes irrelevant the relevant, and, thus, is the epitome of everything that went wrong with rock music.
i hate when a critic has a ready definition of art and then tries to tell you which piece of art is real art, which is authentic and which is artificial. who cares, that was bowies art and thats how he done this,
>1 Bowie album on repeat and hope that if you play it 45th time it finally clicks
I knew it.
OP just can't into Bowie and doesn't like anyone who can get an album just after one listen.
Hint: If you don't like a Bowie album after one listen, chances are it isn't for you. He's not difficult to enjoy.
It's funny because everything scruffi says is correct right up until the conclusion. I don't think what bowie did was bad for rock music, it was just another way of approaching art (not that it hadn't been done before but maybe not quite to such a widespread audience). Bowie's music was simple, sure, and he isn't a great example of a talented musician, but he had a good voice and he knew how to appeal to an audience, and everything about his persona was artistic
I'll admit I hadn't really seriously listened to Bowie before his death because I've never particularly been a fan of his style of music, but I gave Ziggy Stardust a listen and although it's not my favorite thing in the world, I get what he was doing and how important it was. Not to mention Starman damn near makes me cry.