#6 David Bowie “Blackstar” – Top 10 Albums of 2016

On what ultimately turned out to be his deathbed, David Bowie shocked us all by releasing his most promising and inspired work in almost 40 years. Not since 1980’s Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) has Bowie fully wielded so much sway and authority over a recording project with this kind of cohesiveness and integrity from beginning to end. Focused, raw, exposed and playful while vulnerable yet powerful and uncompromising all at once, this is vintage Bowie at his finest. Feeling almost like a seamless continuation of his famed experimental German period Blackstar holds up against the very finest moments of Bowie’s back catalogue pre ’80’s commercial era and beyond.

Key tracks: all of them

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