In any event, Blackstar was No. 1 in P&J for 2016.
Why is that such a big deal? Because here are where all previous David Bowie albums placed in the P&J critics compilation poll:
Hunky Dory: #18
Station to Station: #13
(There was no P&J poll in 1972 or 1973, which does mean that we'll never know where Ziggy Stardust or Aladdin Sane would have placed).
(That's right, Low didn't even crack the top 40!)
Scary Monsters: #19
Let's Dance: #19
(Between 1975 and 2000, they only published the top 40 vote-getters. Prior to that, it was just the top 30).
The Next Day: #15