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* The ultimate (possible) fate of Major Tom: journeying to a far-flung solar system, his body dying and becoming an object of worship by the natives, his soul joining with an alien sun and ascending to Godhood. Just like David himself...


* The words in the song 'Quicksand'... "I'm not a Prophet or a Stone age man, just a mortal with potential of a superman." Awesome.

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* The These words in the song 'Quicksand'... "Quicksand": "I'm not a Prophet or a Stone age Age man, just a mortal with potential of a superman." Awesome.



* "Life on Mars." With the combination of weird, absurd lyrics, bombastic keyboard and guitar work, soaring, triumphant chorus, and beautiful string section.

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* "Life on Mars." With the combination of weird, absurd surreal lyrics, bombastic keyboard and guitar work, soaring, triumphant chorus, and beautiful string section.section, it's an absolute winner.


* ''"Heroes"'', just ''"Heroes"''.

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* ''"Heroes"'', just ''"Heroes"''. Just ''"Heroes"''.


* As of this writing, four days after ''Blackstar'''s release, it's already [[http://www.metacritic.com/browse/albums/score/userscore/all/filtered?sort=desc the second highest user-rated album of all time on Metacritic]]. By five days after its release (January 13, 2016), it was the highest rated.

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* As of this writing, four Four days after ''Blackstar'''s release, it's it was already [[http://www.metacritic.com/browse/albums/score/userscore/all/filtered?sort=desc the second highest user-rated album of all time on Metacritic]]. By five days after its release (January 13, 2016), it was the highest rated.

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** [[https://youtu.be/XZGiVzIr8Qg Check it out here.]] David basically ''becomes the interviewer'' and clearly is not impressed by Mark Goodman's attempts at explaining the lack of black artists, but he remains as polite and level-headed as ever.
---> '''Bowie''': [[StealthInsult I understand your point of view.]]


* His DyingMomentOfAwesome: After battling cancer for 18 months and keeping it a complete secret from his fans, he released the ''Blackstar'' album, an insanely dense puzzle box for the fans to pick apart as they remembered him, dying just two days later.

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* His DyingMomentOfAwesome: After battling cancer for 18 months and keeping it a complete secret from his fans, everyone, he released the ''Blackstar'' album, an insanely dense puzzle box for the fans to pick apart as they remembered him, dying just two days later.


** Complementing the Moment of Awesome, everyone regards this as one of the best comeback albums ''ever'' around the world, and fans demand tours and concerts for it.

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** Complementing the Moment of Awesome, everyone regards this as one of the best comeback albums ''ever'' around the world, and fans demand demanded tours and concerts for it.


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** A week after that, NASA [[http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/01/astronomers-say-neptune-sized-planet-lurks-beyond-pluto discovered]] evidence of a new planet in our solar system. In the words of Bowie's main page here, "you do the math."


* His DyingMomentOfAwesome: After battling cancer for 18 months and keeping it a complete secret from his fans, he released the ''Blackstar'' album, an insanely dense puzzle box for the fans to pick apart as they remembered him, dying just three days later.
** And after recording that, he ''kept working''. He made demo recordings of five additional songs, and called his producer Tony Visconti a week before his death saying he wanted to make another album. The fact that he kept working until the very end is even more of a DyingMomentOfAwesome. Of course, it also makes his death into even more of a TearJerker.

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* His DyingMomentOfAwesome: After battling cancer for 18 months and keeping it a complete secret from his fans, he released the ''Blackstar'' album, an insanely dense puzzle box for the fans to pick apart as they remembered him, dying just three two days later.
** And after recording that, he ''kept working''. He made demo recordings of five additional songs, and called his producer Tony Visconti a week before his death saying he wanted to make another album. The fact that he kept working until the very end is even more of a DyingMomentOfAwesome. Of course, it also makes his death into even more of a TearJerker.

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* After never getting a Grammy Award for his music during his lifetime (his only wins were for the "Jazzin' for Blue Jean" video and a Lifetime Achievement Award) ''Blackstar'' racked up five a year after his death.


** "Heroes" also prominently features Robert Fripp of KingCrimson on several tracks, which is impressive because he hadn't played professionally for three years before Bowie recruited him. Bowie essentially brought Robert Fripp out of retirement. Aside from his amazing work on the title track, he also nailed the guitar part for "Beauty & The Beast" in one take (while jet-lagged no less).

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** "Heroes" also prominently features Robert Fripp of KingCrimson Music/KingCrimson on several tracks, which is impressive because he hadn't played professionally for three years before Bowie recruited him. Bowie essentially brought Robert Fripp out of retirement. Aside from his amazing work on the title track, he also nailed the guitar part for "Beauty & The Beast" in one take (while jet-lagged no less).


* "Under Pressure" from the Freddie Mercury tribute concert...performed by Bowie and Annie Lennox. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9ICO-RfjAU Chills guaranteed every time.]]

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* "Under Pressure" from the Freddie Mercury tribute concert...performed by Bowie and Annie Lennox. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9ICO-RfjAU Chills guaranteed every time.]]

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** "Heroes" also prominently features Robert Fripp of KingCrimson on several tracks, which is impressive because he hadn't played professionally for three years before Bowie recruited him. Bowie essentially brought Robert Fripp out of retirement. Aside from his amazing work on the title track, he also nailed the guitar part for "Beauty & The Beast" in one take (while jet-lagged no less).


* His DyingMomentOfAwesome: After battling cancer for 18 months and keeping it a complete secret from his fans, he came out of retirement to release the ''Blackstar'' album, an insanely dense puzzle box for the fans to pick apart as they remembered him, dying just three days later.

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* His DyingMomentOfAwesome: After battling cancer for 18 months and keeping it a complete secret from his fans, he came out of retirement to release released the ''Blackstar'' album, an insanely dense puzzle box for the fans to pick apart as they remembered him, dying just three days later.

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** ''Blackstar'' débuted at #1 on the charts in a wide variety of countries worldwide, many of them (including the U.S.) countries in which Bowie had never had a #1 album before.


* Just a week after his death, [[http://www.avclub.com/article/david-bowie-getting-constellation-230852 he got his own constellation]].

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* Just a week after his death, [[http://www.avclub.com/article/david-bowie-getting-constellation-230852 he got his own constellation]]. How's that for a real Starman?

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