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Roxy Music


Crossover Prog

3.67 | 205 ratings

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2 stars That's the kind of rock music that really B-O-R-E-S me, especially the side 1! I cannot believe that my favorite keyboardist Eddie Jobson is involved: Mostly, I cannot recognize his style or influence, except on the not bad "She sells", on which he plays his typical rhythmic piano and violin, plus some interesting clavinet parts: with a more aggressive guitar, this track could be taken for a Curved Air's one. I don't really see convincing progressive elements in the overall music: I even think it arguably stands near the lower limit of the prog related classification acceptance. I rather think it is just a slightly sophisticated standard accessible rock. Bryan Ferry's voice is not mature at all: you have to wait untill his solo career of the 80's to really appreciate his voice. The inoffensive electric guitar is REALLY, REALLY, REALLY bland: an unprecedented case in the prog history! The sax parts are just inexpressive and insipid. The psychedelic part on "Sentimental Fool" is just irritating with the grinding gross guitar. The side 2 is slightly better and more original. On the other hand, listening to the first 4 tracks leads to a real state of impatience. So, I give 2.5 stars for side 2 and 1.5 star for side 1.

greenback | 2/5 |


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