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Roxy Music


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3.61 | 186 ratings

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3 stars Avalon is the eigth full-length studio album by UK pop/ rock act Roxy Music. The album was a great commercial succes for the band and the only of their albums to reach platinum sales in the US. Avalon was produced by Rhett Davies ( Genesis, King Crimson, Camel, Talk Talk, Dire Straits, Brian Eno). While I enjoy both Manifesto (1979) and Flesh & Blood (1980), those two albums are probably the weakest albums in Roxy Musicīs discograhy, so it wasnīt with the greatest expectations that I put on Avalon. Iīve been pleasantly surprised though.

The music is by and large commercial pop/ rock albeit with a sophisticated touch at times. Itīs very well written and performed though and Iīm actually enjoying myself quite a bit while listening to the album. Itīs like the band has grown in the two years since the release of Flesh & Blood and theyīve reached maturity with the more commercial style of their second period.

The musicianship and production is as always top notch.

Avalon is a good album and recommended to those who enjoy eighties pop/ rock with an excellent production and some well written songs. Donīt expect progressive behaviour though this is first and foremost a commercial pop/ rock album. 3 stars is deserved.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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