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David Bowie - Blackstar

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I listened to the album 4 times the day it came out and haven't revisited it since his death. I'm not sure I'm ready to yet.

 

The totality of his final "piece" (the musical, videos, album) in light of its underlying context is just so intense and true to everything that made him the single most important artist to myself and so many others.

 

"Ain't that just like me?"

 

- Look up here, I'm in heaven. Everybody knows me know.

 

 

I was the same, it's still very hard but I made myself listen to it yesterday and glad I did.

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I haven't actually heard the album yet, it's on the way, managed to snag a vinyl before the frenzy.

 

I'm new to Bowie (relatively) and this news for whatever reason resonated quite a bit, I was legitimately upset that he died despite only knowing maybe 20 of his tracks.

 

I've got a feeling this album will have an impact, when I hear it.

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For those who are *really* interested, the below shows up a few very interesting effects and some absolutely amazing musicianship:



7:40 onwards is a particularly "whoa" moment.

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Just dropped by the local record shop and they had a copy of the vinyl still going for twenty quid - result.

It's being repressed anyway so I expect the crazy discogs prices will drop down soon enough.

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got my wax, still wont open it

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Just dropped by the local record shop and they had a copy of the vinyl still going for twenty quid - result.

It's being repressed anyway so I expect the crazy discogs prices will drop down soon enough.

 

yeah bowie is not going to be limited like warp LPs

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got my wax, still wont open it

You should - it's a really nicely designed lp with a full size booklet included. You'll have a much better time spinning the LP while trying to read the black-on-black printed lyrics than you will looking at a sealed package on a shelf and worrying about falling discogs prices.

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I'll go back to all his music in a few months time, maybe even longer. Its all overkill for me at the moment. Never been able to handle anything above 4.4 on the media/trend/richterscale.

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I wish I could have recorded my purchase of this record. The cashier was a bearded guy of about 25 and I overheard him saying "I really love this album. It's very avant-garde and I loved it even before he died" to another customer. I brought my copy to the desk and what did he say? "I really love this album. It's very avant-garde. I was telling my friends how much I loved it even before he died". I just said "yeah man". If you're going to hipster at levels well over 9000, you have to be aware of the hilarious prospect of trying to claim Bowie as being cool before everyone else thought so.

 

Anyway, I don't find it avant-garde at all. It's a really good summary of his career and there's no better way to end both your life and art. It's a bit heavy because Bowie is someone my dad and I shared and he's quite ill at only 65--not unlike David himself. He even avenged my electronic love when he released Earthling. Even though it kind of sucked, it served as a bridge between generations. I rarely do physical except for vinyl but my dad still loves "discs" so I bought it for him and ripped it for me.

 

Life gets weird as you get older. Glad guys like Bowie helped the transition with style before heading out.

Earthling didn't "suck".

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this album is up there with Heathen, for me.

great album.

 

fucking leaches on Discogs.

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Just realised that Sue and Girl Lovers Me could be prepared for unreleased Outside continuation.

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fucking leaches on Discogs.

 

pretty insane. it's not like the album isn't massively popular and produced by a large scale record company, and isn't already pipelined for an immediate repress.

 

wtf is wrong with people :catcry:

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I've been stalling listening to this whole album, all I've heard from it were Blackstar and Lazarus because of the awesome music videos. But I've been listening to the shit out of his older albums. Teenage Wildlife, man.

 

Hearing the news at the end of a stressful night at work I was just like "WTF, universe. Fuck you."

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does anyone else think "i'm a blackstar, not a gangster" a bit racist?

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does anyone else think "i'm a blackstar, not a gangster" a bit racist?

Not even a little bit

 

"Black" here has zero to do with race

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I've been stalling listening to this whole album, all I've heard from it were Blackstar and Lazarus because of the awesome music videos. But I've been listening to the shit out of his older albums. Teenage Wildlife, man.

 

Hearing the news at the end of a stressful night at work I was just like "WTF, universe. Fuck you."

When I was in the looney bin (the first time), there were two records that saw me through:

 

Daft Punk's Discovery

And Scary Monsters

 

Listened to those two records like 2-3/day each for a couple weeks

 

The lyrics that I clung to were "why don't you play the game?"

And "up the hill backwards it'll be alright"

 

There was something so reassuring about Fripp's chaotic playing on that record...and "Ashes to Ashes" is def my fave DB song of all time

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The lyrics that I clung to were "why don't you play the game?"

Man, this lyric from "Digital Love" has always been a cosmic reassurance for me that not giving a fuck and enjoying life is really the only sensible thing to do! I thought that it resonated only for me with such a significance but great to once again realise that we as people share almost everything.

 

Blackstar is a great album btw. My favourite off it is "I Can't Give Everything Away", it's just such an honest statement. On his last song from his last album he chose to say that he's just a human, not a myth that he helped create, it really touches me - while the melody of course is top notch. Good, good

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I haven't had the balls to throw the vinyl on actually.

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its intense by all means but also definitely worth ballsing through it. it's very lovely, in the end.


had the opp to listen to it recently on wax and ... damn. need to grab this album still !!! is v good.

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I found the vinyl a couple weeks ago in a malaysian record store. It sounds nice. I think it is the repress, but I am still surprised that I found it over here. What is the most jarring thing for the album on vinyl is the acid-y part of the track Blackstar. It is much more noticeable on analog.

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I wish I could have recorded my purchase of this record. The cashier was a bearded guy of about 25 and I overheard him saying "I really love this album. It's very avant-garde and I loved it even before he died" to another customer. I brought my copy to the desk and what did he say? "I really love this album. It's very avant-garde. I was telling my friends how much I loved it even before he died". I just said "yeah man". If you're going to hipster at levels well over 9000, you have to be aware of the hilarious prospect of trying to claim Bowie as being cool before everyone else thought so.

 

Anyway, I don't find it avant-garde at all. It's a really good summary of his career and there's no better way to end both your life and art. It's a bit heavy because Bowie is someone my dad and I shared and he's quite ill at only 65--not unlike David himself. He even avenged my electronic love when he released Earthling. Even though it kind of sucked, it served as a bridge between generations. I rarely do physical except for vinyl but my dad still loves "discs" so I bought it for him and ripped it for me.

 

Life gets weird as you get older. Glad guys like Bowie helped the transition with style before heading out.

I think Amazon was the only store that included a digital version with the vinyl. Strange it didn't come with a code.

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If true that's really awesome

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