Blackstar [LP] - VINYL

  • Artist: David Bowie
  • SKU: 5658115
  • Release Date: 01/08/2016
$28.99
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Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (23 out of 24)

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  • Blackstar
  • Tis a Pity She Was a Whore
  • Lazarus
  • Sue
  • Girl Loves Me
  • Dollar Days
  • I Can’t Give Everything Away


Overall customer rating

4.8
96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An album worth the inflated price of vinyl

    Posted
    StuPendos
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    When I first started collecting records almost 16 years ago, you could buy a new album on vinyl for $10-20. Rarely would you see new records over $25, and they would most likely be special editions or contain multiple discs. In the past 5-10 years, collecting records has become en vogue again, so the prices have skyrocketed. New albums routinely cost $30 or more, and there's nothing special about them--just the album on normal black vinyl with an ordinary cardboard sleeve. This is not the case with Bowie's farewell album, Blackstar. This is an essential album for any collection to begin with, so the unique design of the vinyl is something special. It comes in a die-cut sleeve, exposing the record at the black star. It also contain a sleeve-size booklet, duplicating the one that comes with the CD version. This is truly a rare case where the inflated cost of vinyl is completely worth it. It is a must-buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Diary of a Dying Man

    Posted
    Electrosound
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    This album is clearly the work of a person who was looking death in face. I wanted to listen to it a few times before posting a review. The music is atmospheric and dark and the lyrics indicate to me that Bowie felt cheated by the impending end of his life. Listening to the album is an interesting and somewhat challenging experience, but I don’t think I’ll be doing it very often. On the more positive side, even though the digital download code said it had expired, it still worked in November of 2017.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Tremendous Gift to Bowie Fans

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    David
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    Purchased the late David Bowie's "Blackstar" vinyl LP record at Best Buy. The lyrics are haunting, especially knowing that Bowie was terminally ill with cancer while recording this, his final record. The record's label was slightly damaged (ripped) for some reason fresh out of the package, but there was no damage or warping of the playable surface otherwise. I believe the ripped label occurred during the manufacturing process and no fault of Best Buy. 5 stars for the music. 4 stars for the damaged label.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FLAWLESS

    Posted
    Josh
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    This has got to be one of the best albums I've ever heard. This is truly a terrific album Bowie was able to put out there before his unfortunate death. Any lover of music will enjoy this one. As far as the quality of the record goes, this is the heaviest, smoothest, and overall best quality record I own. This is 30 bucks for just a single LP, but it also comes with an art booklet which includes photos of Bowie and lyrics as well. This is a must have for anybody.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    D@mn near a masterpiece.

    Posted
    abaffuto
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    If you like Bowie's work then you most likely have already added this to your collection. If not, give it a listen! Regarding my purchase: My packaging was bent and damaged and I did not receive a discounted price (shame on you BestBuy). My vinyl also did not come with an mp3 code, even though it stated that it would (and again, Bestbuy is of no help). Unfortunately, in retrospect, I would have gotten the album somewhere else.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Objet d'art

    Posted
    horseman
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    Love the sound and the story. A real album with every song a keeper... My copy is slightly warped though, and the center hole has some manufacturing quality issues. I'm thinking of asking for a replacement for that reason, but I still give this final Bowie record an A! My favorite track is "Lazarus", the 3rd track, which never fails to give me chills. The first line he sings is "Look at me, I'm in heaven!"

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An outstanding album

    Posted
    echobase46
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    After listening to this album, it's clear that David Bowie still had so much to say. Although taken too soon, this album is lyrically poetic and brilliant. And it's a fitting message of goodbye from someone who spent his entire life creating such unique art.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bowie's Final Gift To Us All

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    JT33446
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    The final album and what a masterpiece it is. Not only musically but the vinyl cover artwork is mysterious and amazing. A must have for all Bowie fans and music collectors.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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