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Roxy Music


Crossover Prog

4.06 | 278 ratings

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5 stars For Your Pleasure is the second Roxy Music album and it is the last to feature Brian Eno. During the recording of this album there was growing conflict between Brian Ferry and Eno as to musical direction. Eno's influence is especially strong on the compelling "The Bogus Man" and "In Every Dream Home a Heartache", a song that leaves you feeling as though everything is certainly not right in the world. Eno really shows up strong throughout the entire album adding great depth to the songs and exuding a dark forboding nature as is evident in the title track which ends the album. In "Editions of You" as well as "Do the Strand" Roxy Music rock out in more conventional territory but demonstrate what would be an avant-garde style which would set them apart from their comtemporaries and lead the way for many to follow. Brian Ferry's imagery in both songs is outstanding and in some cases just plain bizarre. There is not a weak song on this album and other highlights include "Strictly Confidential" with Eno's synth soaked sound and Manzanera's soaring pained guitars,the earlier mentioned title track "For Your Pleasure" and "Beauty Queen". This is one of the earlier great Art Rock albums of the 70's and set the stage for the glam sound as well as...there's a new sensation, a fabulous creation, do the strand...
madgo2 | 5/5 |


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