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ROXY MUSIC

Roxy Music

 

Crossover Prog

4.02 | 196 ratings

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Rune2000
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4 stars Let me start by saying that I'm a fan of art rock which might also explain my leaning towards eclectic and avant-garde music genres. To me Roxy Music is the best definition of the UK art rock scene of the 70's and this debut album has all the those element conveniently on display.

Most of you know Roxy Music as the backing band for Brian Ferry, but it wasn't always that way! This record also happened to start the career of Brian Eno, a man I admire a lot. By giving Ferry enough space for his vocals, letting Eno do his weird sound experiments and adding a pretty decent band to back it all up we get a very enjoyable combination!

The album starts with Re-Make/Re-Model which is probably the most recognized early Roxy Music hit and can easily be considered one of this debuts highlights together with other great tracks like Ladytron, Virginia Plain and If There Is Something. Sea Breezes is another great track that is worth mentioning because it's the best example of the crazy music experiments that Brian Eno was conducting at the time and the composition works really well as one of the albums closing statements.

This album might not be for the fans of Roxy Music's later albums but I personally never cared much for those releases anyway. Essential for fans of art rock and excellent addition for everyone else!

***** star songs: Re-Make/Re-Model (5:14) Virginia Plain (2:58)

**** star songs: Ladytron (4:26) If There Is Something (6:34) 2HB (4:30) Chance Meeting (3:08) Would You Believe (3:53) Sea Breezes (7:03) Bitter's End (2:03)

*** star songs: The Bob (5:48)

Rune2000 | 4/5 |

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