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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Review of David Bowie's Blackstar

I bought David Bowie's new album, Blackstar, on the Sunday I went into the city for the day. Blackstar had already been out for a week and it was on sale for $9.99. Since this was Bowie's last album, I wanted to check his final piece of art.

Metro, a free newspaper given out by SEPTA (our public transit here) rated the album highly the Friday Blackstar was released. Metro also wrote about the different phases Bowie went through from Ziggy Stardust to his modern phase before he died.

I could definitely detect the different stages in Blackstar. I could also hear that he knew he was going to die. It was almost cryptic. Blackstar has seven songs and each song mentions his death - his end. I thought it was a beautiful album because it didn't only focus on the end, but the album was a reflection on life. Blackstar was definitely a fitting final album from David Bowie and I would highly recommend this album.

This morning, after I woke up.

Listening to the album at work.

Taken when I came home from work.

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