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Old 01-12-2016, 04:16 PM   #496
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Blackstar is a stunning record, and it's wonderful that it was regarded as such before he died and that its reputation isn't bolstered and thus cheapened by pity or whatever makes people check someone out AFTER they die.
Agree that this is true and glad I listened to the record on Friday before he passed. But wow, it's so clear now in retrospect that he is foretelling his own death, I'll never be able to experience it the same way again.
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Old 01-12-2016, 04:20 PM   #497
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Blackstar is in my local Amazon locker awaiting pickup. I'm going to the gym after work, then picking up that puppy and cranking it up while I enjoy a glass of wine.
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Blackstar is in my local Amazon locker awaiting pickup. I'm going to the gym after work, then picking up that puppy and cranking it up while I enjoy a glass of wine.
I don't know why I didn't preorder it. I figured I'd just pick it up this week. . The vinyl is just completely gone and people are really taking advantage of his passing online. There's plenty of reassurance it's going to be repressed, though, so I'll just have to wait it out, I guess.
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Old 01-12-2016, 05:25 PM   #499
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The "Lazarus" video had about 400,000 views on YouTube as of Sunday. Already up to nearly 14M. I really hope Blackstar goes #1 in the charts.


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I may have posted this earlier, i dont recall, but anyway sunday afternoon i was going to order Blackstar, Heathen, and Next Day but then i decided to hold off and ordered a jacket instead. I figured i would go and pickup Blackstar at a local record shop and then possibly use an Amazon coupon to get more albums later.

So yesterday after i got home from work, i went back to my Amazon cart and there sat Blackstar. I actually ordered it and a bundle they had which included 'the next day' and 'nothing has changed'. Funny thing is, they all went backorder as there was no stock! So maybe Blackstar will be #1.

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Probably out of morbid curiosity brought on by the articles that talked about how it related to his death. It's such a great song. Blackstar is a stunning record, and it's wonderful that it was regarded as such before he died and that its reputation isn't bolstered and thus cheapened by pity or whatever makes people check someone out AFTER they die.

Heathen-Reality-The Next Day (Extra)-Blackstar is a stellar run. Reality is the weakest of the bunch, but it's still really good.

Bowie's the best. I had no idea there was so much love for him. In the 90s he was a joke, early 00s nobody cared... But then something happened before he died, maybe around 2010. And he was kind enough to return and give us around 30 new songs. I' m really sad and feel like I lost a friend rather than my favorite musician, but the records will always be there.

I feel really bad for his daughter. It must be awful to lose your dad so young. Hopefully the public outpouring of sadness, admiration and love for the man help her a bit. If not now, then maybe in the future. As for me, it's going to be weird to not wonder what he's going to do next.

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Old 01-12-2016, 05:26 PM   #500
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David Bowie..... is.... David Bowie.

The best compliment for a person/artist is, if nobody even tries to compare you with peers.

David Bowie was such a unique artist/human being.

And what a strong last album he delivered. Knowing it will be the last one. Not an easy task.

It is strange to realize his death... I was not really a die-hard fan. But since my first memories late 70s, early 80s, this man... David Bowie was always there...
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Old 01-12-2016, 06:15 PM   #501
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Bowie's the best. I had no idea there was so much love for him. In the 90s he was a joke, early 00s nobody cared...
I was surrounded by more than a few people who thought he was over in the 90s. I'm pretty biased as I had quite a bit of turmoil in the 90s, I can't really detach myself emotionally from the music I liked in that decade; it's why for example I love U2's from then so much, and Outside is still one of the albums that I listen to most, especially when traveling about town since I don't drive.

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Tonight is fairly underrated.
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Old 01-12-2016, 07:30 PM   #503
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From what I remember their was a critical revival of Bowies late 90s work following I'm Afraid of Americans.


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Old 01-12-2016, 07:31 PM   #504
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Well, it has Blue Jean, which is a seriously great song (and has an awesome extended video). And Loving the Alien ain't too bad. But it's not a great album.

'hours...' is without doubt his worst though. Everything about it is bad.
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Old 01-12-2016, 07:45 PM   #505
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Love that video from the 80s that's doing the rounds of him admonishing an MTV idiot about them not playing black artists.
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:02 PM   #506
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:12 PM   #507
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Is there any chance, given the Lazarus point of reference, that he drops another album in the very near future, almost as a post-script?
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Visconti had said there were a bunch of leftover tracks when The Next Day was released, so most likely something will eventually see the light of day I imagine, whether its a full album or not who knows.
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But will it be out tomorrow, that's the real question.
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:32 PM   #510
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I do hope there won't be an Endless River for Bowie. This seems like such a perfect send-off.
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