David Bowie

Flavorwire’s 25 Favorite Albums of 2013

We’ve come to that happy time of the year when culture writers everywhere amuse themselves by making lists of their favorite things of the year. The listomania phenomenon is just as powerful at Flavorwire as it is elsewhere, and anyway, there’s been so much good new music this year, it’s nice to have a chance to revisit it all. So, without further ado, our 25 favorite albums of the year, counting down from 25 to 1. Hurrah!… Read More

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Stereotyping You by Your Favorite Album of 2013

It’s that wonderful time of the year! Yes, it’s December, which means we get to make many end-of-year lists and generally pontificate about what we liked and didn’t like about 2013… but more importantly, it’s also the time when we get to apply gratuitous stereotypes to music fans everywhere. It’s something of a tradition at Flavorwire to ponder what your favorite album of the year says about you, so without further ado, here we go again! (Our obligatory disclaimer: this is a lighthearted exercise, so don’t get all pissy about it — and, yes, our stereotype is on here, and it fits perfectly.) … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Official David Bowie Holiday Gift Guide

“An entire holiday gift guide devoted to David Bowie? Isn’t that just a bit much?” you might ask. To which we might respond, “You realize this is Flavorwire you’re reading, right?” Publication-wide fandom aside, this year of wall-to-wall Bowie — when he released his first album of new material in a decade and was celebrated with an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert — may have been the best time for admiring the great man since the 1970s. And so we implore you to indulge us as we round up the most wonderful Bowie-related merchandise to delight your beloved Flavorwire staff the hardcore fan in your life this holiday season. … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Most Fascinating People of 2013

It wouldn’t be the end of the year without an onslaught of top ten lists, and perhaps the least fascinating one is the most obvious: Barbara Walters’ most fascinating people of the year. She announced nine of the ten picks this week, and they’re not too surprising: Miley Cyrus, Kanye and Kim, the guys from Duck Dynasty, Jennifer Lawrence, Prince George. Yes, the baby. Walters’ picks, of course, give us the inspiration to come up with out own favorite pop culture heavyweights of the year. Here’s who we’d choose as the most fascinating — and each one of them can actually articulate thoughts through… Read More

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Flavorwire’s Holiday Gift Guide: 50 Gifts for 50 Cultural Icons

Everyone knows that the holidays are a time for tradition, so here’s one of Flavorwire‘s long-time favorites: doling out gifts to some of contemporary culture’s biggest and boldest icons. Whether they’re dead or alive, naughty or nice, whether they’ve been a cultural touchstone for five decades or five minutes — everyone deserves presents this time of year, right? So with that in mind, click through to find the perfect gift for the Miley Cyrus, Joss Whedon, or J-Law in your life. You know you’ve got… Read More

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50 Songs That Are Guaranteed to Make You Cry

Strip away the creeping pumpkinspicization of fall, and there’s something somber and inherently melancholy about this time of the year. It’s when the days get shorter, the leaves fall off the trees, the skies are gray, and the air is cold enough to demand scarves and hats. And it’s also the time to huddle up by the open fire, drink tea, and listen to sad music! With that in mind, here’s a playlist inspired by our recent list of heart-wrenching movies — an epic selection of songs guaranteed to make you cry, from the tear-jerkingly forlorn to the moving and… Read More

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David Bowie’s 10 Best Music Videos

We’ve been constantly spoiled by all things David Bowie-related this year — a new album, a bunch of new singles, a deluxe version of the album… and now, in the last month, not one but two new videos for James Murphy’s remix of “Love Is Lost.” The second of these premiered yesterday, and it’s a spectacular piece of CGI work from director Barnaby Roper, apparently constructing the startlingly realistic animations of two people from scratch and then getting them to, well, get it on. It’s the latest fascinating video for which Bowie has been responsible — he was one of the first to pioneer the video as an art form, way back in the late 1960s, and he’s appeared in many weird and wonderful clips throughout his career. Here are ten of our favorites. … Read More

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A Brief History of David Bowie’s TV Commercial Appearances

You may have read that David Bowie is appearing in a curious TV commercial for Louis Vuitton, in which he sits at a harpsichord and performs “I’d Rather Be High” for an audience of the sort of cashed-up one-percenters who might consider investing in a Louis Vuitton handbag. It’s a strange piece of work, but then, Bowie hasn’t been shy about licensing his music to and/or appearing in advertisements over the years, bless him. Looking back through the history of ads in which he’s appeared reveals a rather curious catalog of products. … Read More

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