Albums where nothing beyond the opener is worth your time
Haha you're joking right?
Blackstar is good front to back, the weakest track being the closer. The instrumentation, the vocal melodies, the lyrics themselves, the production (debatably the best production on a Bowie album). Everything shines on Blackstar. The album is too good for it's own good, and it's fucking lame that people like you try and put it down.
>not liking Lazarus
>not liking Girl Loves Me
>not liking Dollar Days
Okay, maybe Jesus He Knows Me is worthwhile as well, but it's downhill after the GOAT opener either way.
I've listened to this albums three times to try and pick up things I may have missed, but this album fails to be interesting IMO. I don't know if the appeal is in the lyrics since I can't relate to them. The instrumentation uses a lot of basic 4/4 rhythms and the occasional harsh sax to make it "dynamic". Help me see the light in this record. It seems bland at the moment.
>Basic 4/4 rhythms.
>Mark Guiliana on drums with Donny McCaslin playing flute, sax, and various other woodwinds throughout the whole record
Wow, you must really know what you're talking about anon.
>The instrumentation uses a lot of basic 4/4 rhythms
The vast majority of popular music uses 4/4 almost exclusively. I don't know how you can call the drumming on Blackstar "basic".
Not sure why this is even /mu/core. Nobody even talks or thinks about it anymore.