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Roxy Music


Crossover Prog

3.68 | 215 ratings

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5 stars My favorite all-Roxy album. If you take each track separetely you could build a whole new band with each. All are daring in their specific directions and yet form a whole. Excellent track followed by different-styled good track. followed by different styled excellent track, etc,etc .A masterpiece; that in pure terms of composition opens up more their already wide scopes of abilities in every given situation; in every track. All conmformed obviously by their route towards sophistacation in languages since their first effort. ALL the band proves it all the way; but composition wise, this happens especially to Bryan Ferry; Headmaster in this area. Sophistication key word here. Not all bands move successfully through this process (from RAW to REFINEMENT). Some lose essence; others identity; others simply disappear in thin air. But not this band; that was the whole purpose, since ROXY 1,- It was clear that the problem was not the original musical language (again Mr. Ferry). It had to do more with exploding and exploring the whole RM "mine". So one step before the complete Roxy transformation into sophistication and refinement (Siren & Avalon); they covered every corner of unused styles by them, the remaining ones; they already had uncovered the unimaginable in ROXY 1 and Roxy 2 (Roxy Music-wise of course). So, as every Roxy album suggests there is a "concept", in this one it is the "wild life" Roxy style, daring to "play" without stopping to think about such a "downer" like consequences for your acts, I mean how can you aquire "experience" if you never go beyond your back-yard. Roxy Music does this in this album, they go wild into the unknown "country " life, proposing excellently manufactured and composed Prog/Rock music with other new found languages, transformed into Roxy ones, without yet; becoming the refined gentlemen they eventually will turn out to be. Opening roads for every new coming band. *****5 "Ahead of its time, my personal favorite" PA Stars!
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