Articles tagged david bowie

Chaos Does Not Mean Despair in Bowie’s Soundscapes

What Bowie's music describes, again and again, is that we were endlessly, relentlessly killing ourselves.

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Buried Bowie: 25 Deep Cuts

For all of the imagery that dominated the religiosity of Bowie  --  the fashion, the characters, the hairstyles --  what matters most are the songs. Here are 25 killer deep-cut Bowie originals, album by album.

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12 Jan 2016 // 11:35 AM

David Bowie - “Lazarus” (Singles Going Steady)

David Bowie painted his last strokes with life and death, in such a way that wasn’t contrived or overbearing.

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Mourning the Alien: The Many Lives and Powerful Death of David Bowie

In remembering David Bowie, we ask that you remember him two ways: through the eyes of so many others who saw so many different things in him, and through the biggest lie that he ever told us.

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Five Songs to Prove David Bowie Is Impossible to Capture in Five Songs

Here are five songs that capture how difficult Bowie was to capture. But it was always so interesting to try.

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There’s a Starman Waiting in the Sky: Remembering David Bowie

Artists too numerous to count have been influenced by David Bowie’s music, style, and various personas. He will never be forgotten.

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As Long as There’s Fire: David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ to ‘The Next Day’

Forty years after "Heroes", we discover the doomed couple wasn’t so doomed after all, those declarations of love weren’t as futile as we thought, and there are indeed heroes to be found.

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Counterbalance No. 16: David Bowie’s ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’

Up next for the Counterbalance series is No. 16 on Acclaimed Music's Big List—David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Press your space face close to mine!

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The Great I Am: Magic, Fascism, and Race in David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’

Blackstar addresses the tension between David Bowie’s avowed attraction to ideologies of blood and soil, and his equally committed obsession with African American musical forms and tropes.

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8 Jan 2016 // 10:10 AM

David Bowie - “Blackstar” (Singles Going Steady)

David Bowie offers up his iconic self in equal measure to both worshippers and detractors on "Blackstar".

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8 Jan 2016 // 2:30 AM

David Bowie: Blackstar

Blackstar is Bowie’s most unconventional album since his dual '70s masterpieces Low and ”Heroes”, and is a breathtaking and relentlessly fascinating piece of work.

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David Bowie: Five Years (1969-1973)

David Bowie presents a lavish box set containing classic albums that have been carefully remastered for amazing sound clarity.

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Adrien Reju - “Soul Love (David Bowie Cover)” (audio) (Premiere)

New York singer-songwriter Adrien Reju takes on the music of Ziggy Stardust as part of her unconventional examination of love on her new record Strange Love and the Secret Language.

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Adrien Reju - “Last Call” (audio) (Premiere)

The Sam Cooke-inspired "Last Call" is a track from Strange Love and the Secret Language, the forthcoming album from singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Adrien Reju.

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Songs of Simulation and Discouragement: Bowie, Bono, and Authenticity

With its Apple-sponsored free public release, U2's Songs of Innocence betrays just how far the band has come from their past, despite its attempts to bring back a Dublinesque vision.

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Chrome: Half Machine From the Sun: The Lost Chrome Tapes ‘79-‘80

Damon Edge, Helios Creed, and their fellow musicians create music that refuses to remain in the mainstream, yet waits nearby to invite the curious listener into its layered atmospheres.

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Red Bull Music Academy’s Bowie Producer Series + Eno’s 77 Million Paintings Exhibit (Photos)

RBMA gathered Ken Scott, Tony Visconti, and Nile Rodgers for (separate) conversations in NYC regarding their production work on classic Bowie albums. They also talked with Brian Eno and have his '77 Million Paintings' on display.

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David Bowie: Aladdin Sane (40th Anniversary Edition)

Aladdin Sane may be the best example of one of Bowie's central themes: the artifice not as something to break through, not as an impediment on the way to the real, but the artifice as its own sort of realness.

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‘The Ballad of Mott The Hoople’ Is for Those Who Love Mott the Hoople With All Their Might

There’s something missing from this story; there’s an insularity about the film that renders it just a notch or two above pure reminiscence.

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Oh! You Pretty Things: ‘Children of the Revolution: The Glam Rock Story 1970-75’

Dave Thompson (Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell: The Dangerous Glitter of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Lou Reed) knows his glitter, and he leaves no rhinestone unturned, here.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 12 - "Don't You Forget About Me"

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"In another stand-alone episode, there's a lot of teen drama and some surprises, but not much potential.

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