It seems like a weird thing listening to a brand new DAVID BOWIE album, just as he passed away. The album titled * (Black Star) will be his swan song for all of his fans. Unlike his last album, “The Next Day”, this album seems more somber. There are songs that are less so, but, David, being David Bowie, wanted to say goodbye to fans with music. The song “Lazarus”, seems to be telling his story, after his death. It starts off with the lyrics, “Look up here, I’m in heaven. I’ve got scars that can’t be seen. I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen. Everybody knows me now.”
David Bowie, being the great artist that he is, wrote this album for his fans. This to me, seems more like his work during his Berlin Era, with Low, Heroes & Lodger. Unlike these three albums, David Bowie does bring in some upbeat tracks like “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime). Bowie, not being in the best of health, still gives a great performance on his last album, even if the songs mostly revolve around his upcoming death, bringing in moments of Jazz, Progressive Rock, & fusion, but, mostly staying within the rock range. My favorite track on the album is “Dollar Days”. Will you like this last David Bowie album? I can’t say. It is different, as are many of David Bowie’s albums. Me, being a big fan of David Bowie would give this album, * (Black Star), 4 Music Guru Stars. Although, I must admit to not liking “Station To Station, right after that came out. The title track of that album is now one of my favorite David Bowie songs. This one may get a higher rating with more listening. Once again, fans of David Bowie, this album is for you. David Bowie, you will be missed. R.I.P.