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Released on his 69th birthday, Blackstar is a bold final chapter to David Bowie’s chameleonic studio career. He digs deep into experimentation, playing frontman to Donny McCaslin’s NYC-based jazz combo for a thrillingly live-sounding 25th album. The band is impeccable, equally adept at playing tightly wound post-rock on "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)” as they are the skronky free-jazz runs that underpin Bowie’s forcefully breathy tone on "'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore.” Bowie is absolutely haunting on the beautifully odd 10-minute title track as he swings between theatrical and spacey, heavenly and menacing, swaggering and soulful.

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Blackstar is True Art.

How poignant that before Bowie takes his last breath on this earth, he creates a masterful piece of Art. So haunting and beautiful…I want to keep listening because of its depth and unparalleled musicianship. Thank you for this gift-RIP David Bowie!

Amazingly Sad and Beautiful

I don’t know if it’s the way I hear the album or the way it makes me feel. It’s beautiful. I’ve loved his music most of my life and this album is the perfect final album. I will miss you David. RIP

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May David Bowie never be forgotten. 💓

Biography

Born: January 8, 1947 in Brixton, London, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The cliché about David Bowie is that he was a musical chameleon, adapting himself according to fashion and trends. While such a criticism is too glib, there's no denying that Bowie demonstrated a remarkable skill for perceiving musical trends at his peak in the '70s. After spending several years in the late '60s as a mod and as an all-around music hall entertainer, Bowie reinvented himself as a hippie singer/songwriter. Prior to his breakthrough in 1972, he recorded a proto-metal record and a pop/rock...
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Blackstar, David Bowie
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Pop, Pop/Rock, Prog-Rock/Art Rock
  • Released: Jan 08, 2016
  • Parental Advisory

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