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Album Review: David Bowie - "Blackstar" (10/10)

Our beloved cracked actor, who introduced 
us to larger than life characters like Major
 Tom, Ziggy Stardust, Halloween Jack and
 Thin White Duke, leaves us with Blackstar, his 25th studio album—some say his 
parting gift to us. “Don’t believe for just one
  second I’m forgetting you,” he assures us
 on “Dollar Days,” before repeating the cry, 
“I’m trying to, I’m dying to.” Collaborating
 with N.Y. jazz-rockers, The Donny McCaslin Quartet, Bowie croons from station to station through the iconic sonic signposts of his career (the art rock, the kraut rock and his ‘90s drum and bass muse all present). He is the UberBowie, and his Blackstar is the monolith.

Score: 10 out of 10

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Producer: Tony Visconti