- No Plan

David Bowie - No Plan
CRITIC SCORE
70
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USER SCORE
75
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No Plan will largely appeal to those who weren't as up to date on every detail of Lazarus and its soundtrack, leaving little of note for those who were.

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74
An interesting follow up to the highly acclaimed Blackstar last year, this short four-song EP sees Bowie's final moments of sonic experimentation, diving even further into the dark, moody atmosphere revealed on his last album. These songs are quite well-written and greatly produced, with the Chameleon's voice up front most of the time, accompanied by some lush instrumentation that sounds really close to the ambience found on Blackstar - which will definitely please the album's fans. Despite ... read more
71
While the final track on here is pretty weak, the rest of this is surprisingly fitting for a posthumous release. You have variety, even within it's brief runtime, with the aggression and apocalyptic imagery of Killing a Little Time and the contrastingly mellow, comforting release of No Plan. As it is, it does feel unfinished and I worry this is the preamble of a follow up record, but what we have here is a pretty decent final farewell.
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Added on: January 7, 2017