I had purposefully delayed reviewing Bowie’s latest Blackstar, deciding to avoid both the birthday and album celebratory 'bandwagons' – my cleverclogs reflection for when I did comment – and now it is genuinely sad to hear of his death. All of those album reviews already out there are so correct about its brilliance, and listening to the title track today has that profound poignancy many will continue to comment on. It is surely a fact that we have lost a major artist of our time.
Can you imagine how many people are listening to his music right now?! That is amazing. I have made my quick compilation, featuring my favourite album of his, Hunky Dory, the song playing as I type this, Life on Mars.