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Thread: Album Club, May 2016: David Bowie - 'Black Star'

  1. #11
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    I consider myself a Bowie fan, having most of his earlier work. But I'm afraid I don't like this, maybe a bit too jazzy for me. 6/10
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  2. #12
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    I have this, but have yet to listen to it. I will do so soon.
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  3. #13
    Join Date: Aug 2012

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    I'm a big Bowie fan too.

    Whilst this is a very good record and is the best of his recent Album output by a loooong way, IMO it still isn't up there with his best Albums, which for me are Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane and Ziggy.

    I guess you can't keep on being the inventor / originator of a vibe and Black Star just doesn't hang as well together as some of his earlier stuff, almost as if he is trying a bit too hard to create something he hasn't done before, to try and force a final days / funereal type vibe and it doesn't quite work for me. A bit harsh but maybe just a bit too self indulgent perhaps.

    Anyway, it's certainly his best work since Scary Monsters and ideally, I'd be giving it 7 1/2 but it's a solid 7 / 10 from me.
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  4. #14
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    I loved his early work but this is too dark for me. 5/10.
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    Not the best Bowie album for me but not the worst either.
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  6. #16
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    I finally found myself in the right frame of mind for this one. It went past me when first released and following his death I revisited his more classic material. This however grew on me so a 7. R
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  7. #17
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    I'm Steve.

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    I simply don't like it. 3/10

  8. #18
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    I'm Andr'e.

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    I just cannot cope with anything after his 2nd eponymous LP [Space Oddity]

  9. #19
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    Only discovering Bowie through passing a few years ago (70s pop was/isn't my scene) I like his later stuff, black star is dark though, there's a very different voice in there from previous work, there's a fragility to his voice through the whole album, 7/10 for me.

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