Review: David Bowie, ‘Blackstar’

“Look up here, I’m in Heaven.” While there may be no God, there is always David Bowie.  The slightly overrated The Next Day notwithstanding, it’s here in Blackstar that the elusive artist has truly opened his sacred closet of curiosities, again, for us mere mortals to peer in. Back in November the title track attacked the senses to shock and critical awe, bravely showing his physical maturity (no mean feat for a functioning narcissist), and diving headlong into experimental elongated rhythms and pseudo kraut-jazz. It’s so listenable you’ll find yourself constantly hitting repeat, with gusto, on the mere seven tracks on offer. Akin...

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