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3 stars The Rock world lost one of its truest epitomes.

Besides the obvious reasons to consider this a final masterpiece or an essential part of your collection, I could hardly think of it in neither of those terms, in the same way "The Buddha of Suburbia" or "Black Tie White Noise" both 1993 and "Outside"-1995, are not considered as such, according to the PA's ratings 23 +- years ago . These 3 past David Bowie's works share a common link, music/ style wise, with this "Blackstar", 2016.

The incidental Jazzy/Bowie feel is emminent as in those past albums. In this one his lyrics hold a premonitory poetry which is both detached and personal and music experimentation is reduced to some specific sections, opposite to "The Next Day"-2013, his previous work.

Anyway, in terms of life achievements (in my book, of course), my favorite Bowie releases still remain the same. "Hunky Dory"-1971, "Station to Station"-1976, "LOW"-1977, "Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)"-1980 and his highly underrated "Let's Dance"-1983.

So it is not irrespect for his passing away, I simply can not overrate this album just because of the obvious reasons. The Rock world lost one of its truest epitomes, on that I do agree!

***3 PA stars.

admireArt | 3/5 |


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