Reviewed by James Lavender
When I first heard David Bowie’s Blackstar, released on his 69th birthday on Friday 8th January, I developed my own opinions of it and was going to write the review in due course. However, with his sad passing, I cannot write it as I was meant to. The fact is that this is Bowie’s final album; his farewell message to the world; his epitaph. This has meant that this review isn’t just judging the work on its own merits; it will have taken on a bigger significance about how this amazing man changed pop music forever.