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Roxy Music


Crossover Prog

3.54 | 11 ratings

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1967/ 1976
4 stars Why I must be honest when I talk about Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry? Why do I have to explain to others what was Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry to the music of the 70's? Why do I remember that from I was a child Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry were among my favorite bands? Oh, yeah, why explain it? Listening to this compilation would seem that I'm crazy. And instead, I'm not crazy!

This compilation consists of the best of the best of the first three experimental albums of Roxy Music. To be clear when Roxy Music played a Rock'n'Roll entries with Free Jazz as a melodic madness, because the music is rhythmically Rock'n'Roll but there are entries of sax, guitar and keyboards that do not follow a predetermined rhythm. It must be said that the music of Roxy Music was never pure POP, even here. Music is not classifiable as Progressive, Hard Rock or Proto Punk. Only Glam Rock, seem quite right. Yet there is something... Yes, something... Well, something that allows me to classify this music. I can not figure out exactly what that something. Possible that the song is more normal "Song For Europe", a beautiful and pimp power ballad? Possible that Bryan Ferry has written the definitive Rock primordial and that ENO has unstructured this music with Manzanera until it becomes the Rock of the future, the definitive Rock? Listening to "The Early Years" these are definitive questions with no real answers.

But, perhaps today, this music is more vital and relevant than ever.

1967/ 1976 | 4/5 |


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