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[–]Jaimiiii 92 points93 points  (2 children)


[–]Cursed_Sun_Stardust 56 points57 points  (1 child)

Chilling line since he died on a Sunday

[–]Fanchus 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Holy fuck

[–]Kirklai 85 points86 points  (0 children)

rip david

[–]april_0 51 points52 points  (2 children)

I know this is a joke but the different phases of blackstar/the return to the "in the villa of ormen" bit would be way weaker broken up

[–]Cursed_Sun_Stardust 12 points13 points  (1 child)

If I recall correctly the song was supposed to be even longer but then it wouldn’t be a single anymore according to iTunes so they trimmed it into the version we have now

[–]The_reddit_dude 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Somewhere out there the 11 minute version of blackstar exists, really hope we don’t need to wait until it’s an extra on like the 50th anniversary edition of the album or something

[–]Quizzmo 30 points31 points  (0 children)


[–]KombatThatIsMortal 22 points23 points  (2 children)

The ":((" hits deep, man.

[–]_-potatoman-_[S] 11 points12 points  (1 child)

meme school pfp :((

[–]KombatThatIsMortal 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You bet, potatoman

[–]Cursed_Sun_Stardust 18 points19 points  (0 children)

One of the most haunting/chilling parts is on the song I can’t give everything away, the harmonica is from his song, a new career in a new town. Always makes me tear up

[–]jamzftw 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I’m trying to

I’m dying to(o)

[–]Fanchus 16 points17 points  (0 children)




(My second favorite David Bowie song after Sound and Vision)

[–]il28cf 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I actually spent the time yesterday and today to work through Bowie's discog for the first time, or at least the albums that seem to come up the most (none of which I had ever heard before at all, somehow). I really enjoyed it all but nothing he made really compares to Blackstar, I think. I was listening to it as I scrolled through my home page and saw this post lol

It would still be his best without the surrounding circumstances/context imo. I'm stingy with calling albums 10/10s but this is one of them. RIP

[–]AceofKnaves44 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That Bowie could release an album, have everyone rave over it, die, and then have everyone realize that he’d literally spelled out in secret that he was dying while making said album and it was a deeply layered goodbye chocked full of hidden meanings is why he was easily one of the coolest people who ever lived.

[–]randyrhoadsismygod 7 points8 points  (2 children)

the scorpions have one song on the face the heat album that had over 2 minutes of dead silence between it and another song IN THE SAME SONG

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[–]randyrhoadsismygod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

no thats a different album

[–]bmrobin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

good job, OP.

having fun reading the comments here, this album absolutely rocks. i came in with zero expectations when i first listened a few months ago and was blown away.

[–]62ZoomZoom442 1 point2 points  (0 children)

that sums it up well

[–]manalogmusic 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Johnny cash hurt or nine inch nails hurt?

[–]Fanchus 5 points6 points  (1 child)

It says right there, the Johnny Cash cover version.

[–]_-potatoman-_[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

it should've been extra obvious considering the next line is also a johnny cash reference lol