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Roxy Music


Crossover Prog

3.56 | 13 ratings

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2 stars "The Early Years", I have always found it a bit difficult to enjoy early Roxy Music as I do the later & Bryan Ferry. This time, after being more convinced about their importance and very high respect in art rock genre, I nearly succeeded: I thought yeah, this is clever, witty, original, quirky, parodic, etc and not so difficult to digest as I thought before. But when I re-listened this compilation I decided I'm quite happy without this music and returned it to the library. That is, I kind of appreciated and liked it but didn't personally enjoy it greatly. But to those who know only the easy-listening Avalon-kind of Roxy Music/ Ferry, I can honestly say that they were worth their status as an original art rock/avant garde band (when also "Brain One" was with them, though Ferry was always the writer).

I liked most 'Ladytron' & 'In Every Dream Home a Heartache' which I knew before, and few others, but I'm too lazy and comfortable to try hard to start enjoying music that at first sounds a bit noisy to me. Anyway, without a doubt worth checking out if you like quirky, hilarious rock. My low rate only tell how I personally enjoyed it; a couple of stars would easily be added using objectively focused criteria.

Matti | 2/5 |


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