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For Your Pleasure

Roxy Music

1973

For Your Pleasure

Album Summary

For Your Pleasure is the second album by English rock band Roxy Music, released by Island Records in 1973. It was their last to feature synthesiser and sound specialist Brian Eno.

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Rating

3.01

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4750

Genres

  • Rock
  • Pop
  • New Wave
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Mon Apr 19 2021
3

That cover deserves a better album

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Tue Jul 27 2021
5

My favorite Roxy Music album and Brian Eno's last album with band. Opening with "Do the Strand", the band launch into a crazy dance song (sure to replace the mambo) with and driving instrumental break in the middle. The second track "Beauty Queen" is a slower ballad but still contains an exciting instrumental break between the verses that features Eno and Manzanera. The third track "Strictly Confidential" is an easy one to overlook but after a few careful listens the desperation and guilt in the lyrics come through and show just how brilliant the song is. "Editions of You" is the rocking 4th track. This features a siren solo by Eno during the instrumental break which comes right before the lyric that references sirens. The end of side one and fifth track is one Roxy Music's greatest tracks: "In Every Dream Home A Heartache." A song about a man's love for his blow-up doll, it depressingly depicts a lonely twisted man that appears to live in a paradise but with a deep dark secret. Side two starts with "The Bogus Man", another often overlooked track on the album (mainly due to its length). The song seems to depict the point of view of a serial killer and the instrumental breaks in the song just add to the insanity of it. "Grey Lagoons", the second track on side 2 is probably the weakest track on the album but it's still a great track. Just a fun rocker between two serious and dark tracks. It's placement on the album helps keep the mood shifting and not remaining too dark for long. The final track on the album is the epic title track "For Your Pleasure." The lyrics to me talk of leaving your old life behind, perhaps with a bit of regret, hence the final lyric on the album "Ta-Ra" repeating over and over again as it fades until the Judy Dench voice at the end saying "You don't ask. You don't ask why." Roxy Music found themselves on this album and it is by far their most experimental. The risks paid off however.

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Wed Feb 03 2021
4

Never heard of this band or album, but apparently Brian Eno was a member so I'm intrigued. We're back across the pond now, but this one's quite cool, innit? There's a strange urgency to the singer's voice that I really like, and the instrumentals are the dog's bollocks (that's a good thing). I'd honestly put this over both Bowie albums we've heard so far. It sounds surprisingly modern--if someone told me this was made in this century, I might have believed that. As I'm writing this, I just hit the "but you blew my mind" transition of "In Every Dream Home a Heartache." My god. I'm interested to hear more from this band. Given that they're British, I think this list will grant my wish. Favorite tracks: Beauty Queen, In Every Dream Home a Heartache, Grey Lagoons. Album art: Never seen this before, but I liked it straight away. The combination of photography and drawing is absolutely mental. The woman is real, but for how long? And the panther on a leash is a wild sight. I'm having a hard time looking away. I must note that seeing a woman on the cover, paired with the name Roxy Music, I thought we'd finally have an album by a female artist or female-led band. Alas, not yet. 4/5

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Tue Jun 22 2021
3

Falls into the same trap as S/T before it - several stunners on here, but buried in between overlong ballads or operatic tracks that well overstay their welcome. Still manages to be much more entertaining overall than its predecessor, though

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Mon Aug 30 2021
3

Used to think this was the worst Roxy album, sagging under the dumb bloat of Bogus Man and infantilism of Every Dream Home. While those two are still on the wrong side of prog, they're actually closer in quality to the rest of the songs than I remembered, which ocassionally reach very good but mostly coast around just-good. I get the sense Roxy sublimated their fun qualities to whatever they were trying to achieve here. Sadly, that means Ferry's voice isn't as bonkers as on the debut, Eno's weirdo effects play second fiddle to stolid rhythms, and the lyrics veer into absurdist settimentality just a few times, mostly on Beauty Queen, e.g. "Deep in the night / Flying very strange cargo / Our soul-ships pass by / Solo trips to the stars... in the sky". Maybe this should be a two, but I gave that to Tubular Bells which, to be honest, was totally whack and definitely much worse than this. So I'm gonna go three and get back to protecting my two stars from here on out.

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Wed Mar 10 2021
2

Some interesting production from ENO but man is Brian Ferry’s voice annoying

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Wed Apr 20 2022
1

A reviewer described Bryan Ferry's voice as an "elegant, seductive croon." Umm... agree to disagree on that one.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

- this is good - yes - damn, cool !! - I listened to this 3 times in a row. Every time I found a new song to be my favorite. -another time the next day

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Wed Jul 07 2021
5

Big fan of the early Roxy Music output. They were a brilliant band up until Eno left them, at which point they transformed into almost unlistenable.

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Tue Jul 27 2021
5

Really interesting album. I never listened to this album before even though I'm familiar with some Roxy Music songs (e.g., Virginia Plain). I found it amusing that the 1001 Albums book describes In Every Dream Home a Heartache as "plain ponderous." I really enjoyed that track! Other standouts were The Bogus Man and For Your Pleasure. The sounds used in the latter track make me think a lot of Eno's solo work. Do the Strand and Beauty Queen have that classic glam sound. Love Phil Manzanera's guitar solos in Editions of You and Grey Lagoons. Bryan Ferry is a great and unique singer and I see he's credited with writing all the songs. There isn't a weak track in the bunch.

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Thu Mar 10 2022
5

This was an unexpected delight. In many ways, it sounds like a seedy alternative to Dark Side Of The Moon. There's some decent songwriting, plenty of analogue electronic sounds with some complex arrangements and plenty of experimentation. It's albums like this that remind us why Prog-Rock was so popular in the early to mid 1970s.

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Sat May 15 2021
3

Roxy Music never really resonated with me for some reason, although I can appreciate the talent, the uniqueness, and the production. I think it's Bryan Ferry's voice that bugs me. This is a good album though, definitely interesting. 3 stars.

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Mon Jul 26 2021
3

I have to say this - never been a big fan of Bryan Ferry's vocals. I'm not sure why they are so off-putting to me, maybe because they are a cross between a crooner and Peter Hammill's. But I have never liked them. The instrumentation is unique, and I liked how the sax blends with the other instruments, but Ferry's vocals just turn me off to the rest. I don't know why, it just does. So 2.5 rounding up to...

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Tue Apr 20 2021
2

Two Roxy Music albums within one week are just too much for me. The first one was OK, this second one feels a bit overwhelming already. Didn't feel like listening to it completely.

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Wed Feb 03 2021
2

What a striking album cover. An all-black white woman with a panther on a leash as if she can control one of the kings of the jungle. I like the album cover but I’m nervous about this album. It’s 70’s rock I haven’t heard of and it’s only 8 songs at 42 minutes so these will be longer songs it looks like. I already don’t like the first song. The band is called Roxy Music, I’m trying to see if they are British, as they certainly sound like it. “Oi Gov, we’re puttin out a’notha album?” “Yeh Mate, collin it for ya pleasha! The ladies will be drippin. A real saucy experience. Trus me.” “Right but..deres hundreds a rock bands out there…will anyone even listen to us?” “Camon mate, even a drop in the bucket gone cause ripples, innit?” “Oh sha tup, Brian, I’m sick o dis band. I bet we end up on some list where American pricks are saying how shite we are.” “Nah mate, were goin down in istory!” I imagine the conversation kind of went like that before recording this album. And despite that conversation being very silly, I still enjoyed writing it more than I did listening to this album. I’ll just highlight the Bogus Man and suggest they’d call this album the Bogus Album.

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Sat Oct 17 2020
5

9,2

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Mon May 10 2021
5

A great album. Blends their art rock sound with the styles of Can

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Fri Aug 13 2021
5

I really liked this album, very nice variation in songs yet very cohesive. Iconic.

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Wed Feb 02 2022
5

Life-changing album; thanks to Oscar, you blew my mind.

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Fri Feb 18 2022
5

One of my favourite albums ever. I loved the first album, it was so different from all the other artists out there at the time but this took Roxy Music to a higher level. Could not recommend it more. Would give it six stars if possible.

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Thu Mar 24 2022
5

1973 was a good year, wasn't it?

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Thu Mar 24 2022
5

From '72-'75 Roxy Music recorded five classic albums; this is album number 2. Its widely known, so not much to say other that than it is yet another iconic pop album from the seventies, like practically every 70s album on this list. (From some reason, after 200+ albums, the generator is still feeding twice as many albums from the seventies than literally every other decade, and all these albums are way better than the average 21st century album on the list.)

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Thu Jun 09 2022
5

Roxy Music is on my all time top five bands and this is one of if not their best. This is their second release and last with Eno. It shows the two directions Roxy was pushing. Ferry's more conventional song structures and Eno's more experimental pitch bending. Both to great effect and hugely influential, albeit different directions.

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Sun Jun 19 2022
5

I listened to their self titled debut and HOLY SHIT I feel like I fucking transcended This album was a little bit different but still incredible and I love it just as much both these amazing albums are a 10/10 I don’t care much for the artwork, it feels like all their albums are just trying to bring in a horny audience and that’s why I went in with low expectations, but Jesus Christ they fucking sounded so much better than I ever could’ve imagined

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Thu Jul 07 2022
5

A perfect introduction to Roxy Music! "Do The Strand," "Editions of You," "In Every Dreamhome a Heartache," and "The Bogus Man" are my fave tracks.

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Mon Oct 10 2022
5

This was an album whose ideas formed two tribes, Brian Eno with experiments and synthesisers and Bryan Ferry’s glam rock direction and almost crooner-like style of vocal delivery. These two tribes fight with each other yearning for a split that was ultimately delivered after this album. These two distinct styles both did and did not work well together and that’s what makes this album incredible. The general unease of it all regarding subject matter, themes and instrumentation makes for a fascinating and unique listen that must be undertaken by anyone who considers themselves “into their music” at least once in their respective lives.

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Mon Oct 10 2022
5

Great and weird, loved the saxophone, I particularly enjoyed "Do The Strand", "The Bogus Man" and "Grey Lagoons" I listened to this twice so yes I would definitely listen again

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Mon Oct 10 2022
5

When I was about 15 I started collecting records, spurred on by my mate Lewis and my LP hoarding uncle. My dad, however, thought records were crap and belonged in the past where they'd been left. That's obviously changed seeing as he now has a Garrard and about 7 Kallax cubes. But there was a point right around the start when he saw the albums I was listening to and must have realised that I was just as impressionable as he was at 15... and it came to my 16th, (I think! Maybe I was younger...) where he gave me two albums, AM by the Arctic Monkeys and For Your Pleasure. Those who know my dad know he is quiet, outspoken, hard-working, but if you truly find something to share and talk about, you would be surprisingly endeared. I remember talking to dad about AM, why my uncle refused to listen to it, and I truly got the impression my dad thought it to be one of the great British Rock albums - like it truly defines a place and an attitude. He didn't exactly say that, mind you, the conversation was much more curt and pointed... but his quiet conviction made me believe that's how he really felt. I was really pleased to get the Arctic Monkeys. I fucking hated For Your Pleasure. I'm sure I told my dad I liked it, but I really wasn't for the SQUEEK SQUUUANK SQUORK that Brian Eno felt like he had to apply to the most basic harmonica, and Bryan Ferry's warbling, death bird cry. It's not an easy album apart from maybe a few songs, but I think how truly different it was made me want to understand it at some point, whether that was then or now. Now, I truly love it. When I was younger, I would tell myself I didn't like Rap, I didn't like Country, this, that... it's so easy to define things as being out of your wheelhouse if you're convinced they truly are bad. If I'd given For Your Pleasure even five minutes on Spotify when I was 15, I probably wouldn't be listening to Roxy now, but instead I had the LP and had to sit through every second of The Bogus Man. Fucking hell, I'm paying good money to hopefully see them play The Bogus Man in Glasgow tonight. These two LPs represent great change. Both bands created a mammoth of an album, and both bands had to change because it was the peak of what they could achieve in that form. For each group, a magnum opus, and in reality they had to fall apart and reform otherwise they would fail to reach the same great heights. To the same extent, I have changed and learned to appreciate more deeply things that sound bad... to the extent they become beautiful. I wouldn't have that if it weren't for my dad, and probably this album too. I love both, they are dear to my heart.

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Mon Oct 24 2022
5

Roxy Music at their best. One criticism, I'm not sure the first 6 minutes of the bogus man have enough going on to justify the length.

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Tue Nov 10 2020
4

Really like this album. Smooth as a tiger in a tuxedo!

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Sat May 08 2021
4

Roxy did great singles and great weirdness

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Tue Jun 15 2021
4

A lot of really good songs on here. Was very unsure if I'd enjoy Roxy Music, pretty delighted by it. "Do the Strand", "In Every Dream Home a Heartache" and the closing track, "For Your Pleasure", with its eerie fade-out

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Sat Apr 17 2021
4

Very strong Eno in this iteration of Roxy Music. With his typical operatic flourishes which are always interesting to me, though not quite pop.

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Fri Feb 05 2021
4

was pretty good. Should listen to more of T.Rex!!!

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Sun Feb 28 2021
4

Super interesting! I'm still not sure if I enjoyed it but I'll give it more listens later on

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Mon Jul 19 2021
4

Am I just a sucker for raunchy saxophones and sinister sounding music?

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Thu Feb 18 2021
4

Divertidíssima música, animada e tal!

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Tue Apr 20 2021
4

There is just something silly/fun about listening to Roxy Music. I enjoy this album, if just for ambience.

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Wed Feb 03 2021
4

What a fun surprise this was! If Bowie & Elvis parented a child and named it Roxy this would be the genius result. The singer in Beauty Queen sounded like Elvis had entered the building. Super ziggy album cover. I feel like there were other songs they held hostage somewhere, to be released in the future, that represented the Killer Cat image. The strength of the panther totally subdued by the killer woman was so deep. Reversed power- very slick. I had several favorites: Beauty Queen, Gray Lagoon, Bogus Man, The Strand. Exceptional beat through out the album. Even if I stopped listening the the lyrics, I found myself tapping the beat. Definitely right up there with all that I enjoy of Bowie’s work. Well done Roxy.

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Tue Apr 20 2021
4

she was fun!

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Wed Jul 07 2021
4

Really enjoying listening to this one.

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Tue Apr 20 2021
4

Some very fun artsy and punky glam. And those synths are absolutely going wild!

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Wed Mar 17 2021
4

very good

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Wed Mar 31 2021
4

Very pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this album!

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Fri Jun 25 2021
4

Fun experience. Not a perfect album, but a couple of really cool tracks (The Bogus Man).

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Mon Jun 14 2021
4

weird shit but good you know

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Mon Aug 02 2021
4

3.5.... but I think it's the first one in awhile to tip upwards on the scale. I just don't feel good about only a 3. It has that funky vocal style that's not too grating or in your face, good tunes behind it, really good album.

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Thu Aug 26 2021
4

Sick album. Ferry is a genius. Great lyrics and a musical tour de force. I think this will only grow in my estimation.

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Fri Aug 27 2021
4

Wonderful, reminds me Zappa. Oboe didn't quite fit my taste in the sound, but I really appreciated the ensamble.

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Sun Sep 12 2021
4

Ahh classic Roxy with Eno and Manzanera before they sold out and started playing elevator music. The guitar solo after “but you blew my mind” In Every home a heartache and then the fade out/ reprise is a highlight for me. This was Roxy near its best, if this album had my fav track Both Ends Burning I would have given it a 5

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Sun Sep 12 2021
4

The combination of Andy McKay on sax and Brian Eno on synthesizers gave them a different sound than most of the other bands kicking around at the time. Do the Strand and Editions of You are classics, and I remember them from back in the day. In Every Dream Home a Heart Ache is dark and eclectic, but I especially like the last 3 minutes of For Your Pleasure which gets quite experimental yet melodic.

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Wed Sep 15 2021
4

Saugut weil nicht greifbar. Saugut weil quasi unfassbar, vor allem wie das 1973 stattgefunden haben soll… Was will das eigentlich genau sein? Vor allem zu Anfang steht hier nix fest; Anhobi/Anthony Hegarty muss sich bei „Strictly Confidential“ das kehlige abgehorcht haben. Sonst viel Glanzrock, aber ohne komplett auf Glitzer auszurutschen. Ab „Bogus Man“ krautet man irre um sich, dann schmatzt es mal wieder hedonistisch durch die „Grey Lagoons“, ehe diese sich durch die Rockgeschichte jammen. Finale: Just etwas for my pleasure?! Indeed !! Blew up my mind 4.1

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Thu Sep 30 2021
4

Devo essere onesto questo è un altro di quei casi in cui ero partito abbastanza prevenuto. Non conosco il gruppo, forse solo di nome, però la copertina mi aveva subito suggerito un qualcosa di Glam un po' cringe, l'unica speranza era l'anno 1973 (invece che ottanta). Devo dire invece di essere rimasto positivamente sorpreso e di essermi divertito molto con questo album. Ho lasciato un po' di tempo prima del voto perché non ero sicuro ma anche riascoltando un po' di pezzi sparsi l'idea che mi sono fatto è di un album Glam come si deve, auto-ironico ma anche punk, non il Glam che non si capisce se si prenda sul serio e finisce per essere cringe (i Judas Priest secondo me, anche se ufficialmente non Glam, rientrano in questa categoria). Anche gli assoli di chitarra su questo album sono fatti bene riuscendo dove molti gruppi più pretenziosi finora hanno fallito. Per me è un 3.6 che promuovo a 4 per la simpatia e l'originalità.

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Thu Sep 30 2021
4

Ho avuto una sensazione simile a quando ascolto musica anni '80 (pur non essendo di quel periodo), ma solo per i primi secondi! Alla fine si è rivelato un album bomba, un sax che qua per esempio non si accolla, ma comunque in generale l'uso di tutti gli strumenti, voce inclusa, mi è sembrato interessante. A tratti mi hanno ricordato i Queens of the Stone Age.

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Wed Oct 27 2021
4

Some of it got a little out there for me but overall I really like this. It is a long way between this and Avalon but you can hear the seeds of that sound in here just a bit. Cool to hear.

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Tue Dec 07 2021
4

Good enough that I bought it

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Wed Dec 15 2021
4

Mannered, clever, pop art!

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Fri Dec 31 2021
4

Nice album, easy to listen to songs. Bit short, but that's the norm for that time period.

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Wed Jan 12 2022
4

4/5. Favorite Roxy Music, Eno goes off. Ferry’s vocals are irritating still

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Sun Jan 16 2022
4

Coming with no expectations, this was the album that introduced me to Roxy Music. It's nothing like their other albums, this one is quite avant-garde, gothic before punk came around, incorporating elements of free jazz and early synths, what I consider to be Eno's first masterpiece. I noticed For Your Pleasure tends to be critics' favorite, but it's not usually the pick by fans. That may go to Siren, Stranded, or even Avalon. However, this is actually my favorite Roxy Music album. I don't think I'm biased for it being my first. I love how chaotic and dark the songs are. The opener "Do the Strand" best exemplifies what I love about the album, from the unexpected and immediate opening line and sax, it grabs your attention out of nowhere. "Beauty Queen" is a great follow-up that reminds me a lot of their Avalon soft rock album. I really like how it feels like his voice has two personalities, a Jekyll and Hyde situation, which is carried on through the entire album. "Editions of You" picks up the pace, reminding us this is a glam rock band, with a sick sax / synth solo engrained in my mind. "In Every Dream a Heartache" is a peculiar highlight, and I'm surprised it's the most-played on Spotify. For three minutes, it's creepy monotonous vocals with atmospheric sounds, not really something to appeal to people compared to other tracks, but I guess by that 3 minute mark it just explodes into a spectacle, dies down, then the instrumental randomly picks up again. According to the Wikipedia, it's been covered a ton of times and featured in Mindhunters so that must be why. Deserves its place as one of their best songs, but still 8 million plays is unusually high. My favorite track is for sure "The Bogus Man." It's haunting and a bit claustrophobic. Love everything from the one-ear sax to the creepy echoey vocals that surround me to the exotic synth effects. It's my favorite blend of rock and free jazz. And it goes for nearly 10 minutes. Last highlight for me is the closing title track with the combination of the extended instrumental. It's a solid album, with no filler, appropriate track order, coherent theme, and an intriguing yet non-excessive experimentation.

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Fri Jan 28 2022
4

Another of those bands that I appreciate are really good, really influential etc but never got into beyond the singles. This album is great and I don't recall having listened to it before. Wierd thing is I can hear how Bryan Ferry's voice influenced Nick Cave's vocal styling. A connection I had never made before. Really they are a band I should listen too more

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Thu Mar 17 2022
4

maybe a 3.7 feels a bit like guys who feel like they're more in the know than most and a bit snobbish about it and music would like this. But I enjoyed listening to the album overall

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Wed Mar 23 2022
4

Trudne do oceny. Nie znałem zbytnio Roxy Music poza paroma hitami. Mi się wokal podobał, album był na tyle eksperymentalny, że się nie nudził. Jednocześnie nie wiem czy do niego będę wracał często. Idealne byłoby 3.5, tutaj dam 4 bo jak na 1973 bardzo nietypowe.

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Wed Mar 23 2022
4

Jak na swoje lata album wydaje się dość nowoczesny. Połączenie rocka popu i muzyki alternatywnej daje czasami ciekawe efekty. Ogólnie album dość specyficzny i nie na każdą okazję.

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Wed Mar 23 2022
4

Mildly intriguing. I was impressed by innovative sounds as for the release year 1973. The album starts up shy, but as the tracks progress it gets much more interesting. I would also coin in provocative lyrics, delicate vocals as well as splendid saxophone and drums. The result is a solid album - definitely not for every occasion, but worthwhile. Highlight: In Every Dream Home a Heartache

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Wed Mar 23 2022
4

I feel like I could copy-paste my review for Deep Purple here after just swapping a few song titles about. The album sounds pleasant, but is not a stand-out in any meaningfull way, except perhaps for the vocals, which I found very pleasant. 'Strictly Confidantial' is the high point for me. 4/5

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Thu Mar 24 2022
4

"In every dream ..." really stands out still. Really like the "tension" of this song. The rest of the album is not what i usually listen to, but somehow it works for me. A special album. "..... is there a heaven... i´d like to think so....."

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Fri Apr 01 2022
4

7/10. Quite good.

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Sun Apr 24 2022
4

Eager anticipation for my first listen of a full Roxy Music studio LP having only previously heard a compilation album and focused on later songs like Oh Yeah. I only knew Strand here and enjoyed Editions equally. The slightly proggy other songs from Heartache onwards are great! A good listen.

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Thu Apr 28 2022
4

Some good stuff, would listen again

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Fri Apr 29 2022
4

Better than expected

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Mon May 02 2022
4

good stuff here.

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Wed May 18 2022
4

First track was boss. I find that i do love glam.

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Fri Jun 03 2022
4

detta gillade jag strongly ändå

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Sun Jun 19 2022
4

Sleaze, vaudavilluan romp, ferry's voice vibrato can take some getting used to, but not so much I couldn't enjoy the stories. Sounds fantastic.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
4

So much more experimental than I was expecting - really love the combo of that and more mainstream rock music

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Sun Aug 07 2022
4

Great band! Super underrated in rock history. Great vocal display as well. I really appreciate how they sound new in the 70s, closer to 90s alternative than to 70s rock.

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Wed Aug 10 2022
4

Easy to listen. Elegant.

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Sun Aug 14 2022
4

Bankare

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Sun Aug 14 2022
4

Roxy music combines slickness with oddity to great effect

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Sun Aug 14 2022
4

Well apart from singles I never managed to dig a Roxy Music record - and probably this is one of the least ‘singles’ record I came across - but it’s definitely a grower - first listen was hmm - but on second a lot of the hidden qualities started to turn up. I think I’ll grow to really like this one over time.

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Thu Aug 18 2022
4

Classic Roxy - Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera and of course Bryan Ferry vocals. A great band that helped spawn incredible solo careers for all of these guys.

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Fri Aug 26 2022
4

Like very cool

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Sun Aug 28 2022
4

Some Classic songs from a classy band, The original line up with Eno is rather special, Love "Do The Strand" "Editions Of You" "In Every Home A Heartache" and the titular "For Your Pleasure" are great. Definitely on my list!

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Mon Aug 29 2022
4

Brilliantly weird

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Fri Sep 02 2022
4

Even more attractive than the self-titled, initially, which had me making favorable comparisons to Bowie. The music's all a bit more low key, which keeps the B side from reaching 100%, barely. I was impressed by Roxy Music before and this listen ensured I won't forget about the band.

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

Brilliant album. Always listened to Roxy Music and enjoyed their style of music. Really enjoyed this album as well. Some songs weren’t they’re best which let it down a little but there were some brilliant ones in there. If possible I would give 4.75 stars

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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

It's weird. It's kind of shit. "What if Sparks were Talking Heads", alright, that sounds fucking terrible and also brilliant. Would rather listen to either of those, but this does make sense. Blow-up doll song is stupid as hell. It rules.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
4

Very cool new album experience. Very Bowie-esque glam rock with some cool longer form stuff in there

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Mon Oct 31 2022
4

Roxy Music have always been hovering around in the outskirts of my musical interest. I have a couple of their records but I never truly made a deep dive into their discography; and I don’t think I ever heard this album in it’s entirety before.. But being a child of geniuses, Ferry and Eno, I’m a fool for not have done it earlier. Ferry’s vocal is absolutely breathtaking throughout the entire album; especially on the haunting and stunningly beautiful “In Every Dream Home a Heartache”. But even with a vocalist as strong and unique as Ferry every other aspect of the group has plenty of time to stand out. The presence of Eno is obvious throughout, while Mackay’s saxophone and Manzanera’s guitar never misses the mark. “The Bogus Man” is obviously way too long and “The Beauty Queen” does nothing for me, but with songs like “Strictly Confidential”, “Editions of You” and the title track I really don’t care that much.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
4

Such an atmospheric and theatric record which sounds as fresh now as in 1973. Bryan Ferry's voice is instantly recognizable and truly gets to shine on the wailing and dramatic 'Strictly Confidential'. 'The Bogus Man' is a very early prototype for The Cure's more gothic phases, and the bombastic 'In Every Dream Home A Heartache' is the true highlight for me. This is also where Brian Eno really sets his mark on the record with background vocals and excessive phasing.

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Wed Nov 16 2022
4

Great album, though there are a couple of weirder ones towards the end that keep it from being perfect.

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Wed Nov 16 2022
4

I liked some of this, but Cheezus, too much saxamaphone. Really liked In Every Dream Home A Heartache.

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Sun Nov 27 2022
4

I was pleased

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Thu Oct 01 2020
3

Liked it!

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Mon Oct 19 2020
3

This was fine. Not quite my style, and the songs didn't really stand out to me.

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Fri Feb 05 2021
3

2,5/5

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Tue Jun 08 2021
3

Ok album. Kind of show tune sounding. Not bad but nothing too exciting for me.

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Fri Apr 30 2021
3

cool background mood music

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Sun Feb 07 2021
3

Some surprisingly good tracks that were very upbeat and fun to listen to. Overall, though, quite a mediocre album.

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Fri Apr 23 2021
3

Early alternative. Not the worst.

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Wed Feb 03 2021
3

Wow, another David Bowie album.....wait this isn't Bowie? But seriously, this album sounds like something Bowie would make, so that means its pretty good, even if it is somewhat derivative of all the art-rock staples, for example, I also heard a lot of velvet underground in this album. I like the non-linear song progressions, the zany vocal performances are pretty captivating, but I wish there was more melodic-meat to the tunes. The experimental songs with longer run times were my favorites because there were some very satisfying build-ups and break-downs. This album felt a lot longer than it was, because there's something very dense about these songs, it makes a 4 minute song seem like 10 minutes, and a 10 minute song feel like 30 minutes. Overall, it was solid but I was left wanting something a little bit more in terms of the melodies, nothing really hooked me but it still commanded my attention because it was interesting conceptually. Favorite track - The Bogus Man - Least Favorite Track: none

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Sun Jun 20 2021
3

Back to back Roxy Music albums. This one is more approachable, still experimental, but ultimately successful. Though the warble goes a bit overboard, i like the emotion and delivery of Bryan Ferry.

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Tue Jun 08 2021
3

Andy music 100%, good work music

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Thu Jan 28 2021
3

Interesting. If I had to say something I’d say it was right for its era and probably influenced a bunch of artists (maybe Queen and Bowie?)

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Fri Apr 30 2021
3

I was intrigued, and probably owe it another listen. Kind of a supertramp-feel. Saved track: “In Every Dream Home a Heartache”

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Mon Feb 22 2021
3

Better than I thought it would be, In Every Dream Home A Heartache is a banger

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Fri Apr 02 2021
3

I was used to listening to this band's greatest hits, this was a nice exposure to their earlier album work. I loved the sound and songs, but I do think they dragged on for me in parts. I'll probably stick with singles but add some more titles to the rotation.

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Sun May 30 2021
3

The sax and extended jazz sections carry this album. Favorite songs are the longer songs - The end part of bogus man, for your pleasure, strictly confidential, and portions of editions of you. Love those squealy saxes. Would I pay for it or listen to it in public? hell no.

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Sat Jun 12 2021
3

Enjoyable listen

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Thu Jul 08 2021
3

I really liked the back half of this album. In Every Home a Heartache is fantastic. Wasn't crazy about the "glam" elements of this project, such as the style of the lead vocalist.

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Sat Jun 12 2021
3

Not quite sure what I was expecting. I'm not quite sure what I took from it honestly. I didn't enjoy it, But it wasn't the worst thing in the world. Feels like it's just not my cup of tea honestly. I might check it out at another point, but the vocals were very not great to me. Not bad though honestly.

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Fri Jun 18 2021
3

Not my favourite Roxy Music music.

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Tue May 11 2021
3

You can hear the influence they have on other bands. I really wanted it to be everything because it starts off strong but it lost me half-way through. But Avalon begins with an 80's classic so in a sense they did find their way.

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Wed Jul 21 2021
3

A fun album from a band I hadn’t heard of.

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Sun May 16 2021
3

1-2 songs are interesting

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Mon Jul 19 2021
3

Alright, but spent a fair bit of time wishing it was Avalon

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Thu Jun 24 2021
3

Roxy Music is always an interesting band to listen to, captivating atmospheres and intricate sounds.

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Wed Jul 07 2021
3

Crafty and Kooky, before the descent into tuxedo wearing lethargy.

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Mon Jul 26 2021
3

Just something about that British pop I can’t get behind

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Mon Jul 26 2021
3

Eclectic. I really only knew about a couple of their 80's songs, which after reading up on I discovered was after one of the key founders/members left. The opening track got me hooked a bit, but I wouldn't say the rest of the album kept me there. There is a lot of stuff going on the arrangements, I'll give them that even if I didn't always love the sound.

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Fri Jul 16 2021
3

Bit too trippy for me. Some of the heavier stuff was alright though.

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Mon Jul 26 2021
3

Such an eclectic mix of punk and psychedelic tracks.

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Tue Aug 03 2021
3

I have never heard of this band before. A little eccentric but not bad.

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Wed Aug 11 2021
3

It was interesting. Experimental pop rock. Not my thing though

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Sun Aug 15 2021
3

Not terrible. I enjoyed the piano and horns on the tracks. 3.4

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Tue Aug 17 2021
3

Oke dit moet op me groeien maar 'in every dream home a heartache' is heel cool

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Tue Aug 17 2021
3

3,2 Nog wel tof, laat je wel wat bewegen. En ik beweeg soms nog wel graag

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Tue Aug 17 2021
3

Wel oke maar niet wauw

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Wed Aug 25 2021
3

First listen

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Fri Aug 27 2021
3

Normal

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Fri Sep 03 2021
3

better than I thought.

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Fri Sep 03 2021
3

Meh

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Thu Sep 09 2021
3

This was pretty good

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Sun Sep 12 2021
3

I've always been a fan of Do the Strand. It's a killer song. Editions of You is also quite good. I have no clue what instrument does the first solo after the second verse.  When in doubt, attribute it to the synth? The rest of side 1 doesn't work that well for me. I include in this group  In Every Dream Home a Heartache.  Perhaps one needs to have the British sense of humour to enjoy songs about blow-up dolls. I like the instrumentation just before the fake fade but overall I don't  think this song has  aged well.  On the other hand, the avant garde feel to The Bogus Man remains really cool. It's interesting that the lyrics are done less than half way through this 9:20 min song. I guess they were having fun and kept jamming. The sax, harmonica and guitar solos in Grey Lagoon are excellent. Another good jam. Side 2 ends with another avant garde song but this one didn't age so well.  Interesting note on the cover picture being BF's gf. I recall Roxy Music's album covers having eye candy  but I didn't know they were girlfriends.

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Wed Sep 15 2021
3

Ich mag - schon wieder - das krautig treibende in Beauty Queen, genauso und aus aus selbem Grund natürlich The Bogus Man. Es geht voran! Und ganz zum Schluss, in "For Your Pleasure" hört man dann ja schon sehr deutlich raus, wo Eno eigentlich hin wollte und was er konsequenterweise dann auch wenig später ohne Brian Ferry, aber mit z.B. Bowie oder Byrne/den Talking Heads fortführt. Was Ferry angeht, wird mir bewusst dass ich bei aller grundsätzlichen Sympathie halt doch zu wenig Fan von Glamrock und weniger noch von Theatralik bin um das in seiner Gesamtheit so richtig super zu finden; Strictly Confidential z.B. kriegt mich gar nicht so, und eigentlich nicht mal Do The Strand. Falsche Jugend gehabt vielleicht, ich weiß es nicht. Trotzdem; verkehrt ist das alles nicht, ich kann dem auf jeden Fall 2,8 geben.

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Wed Sep 22 2021
3

Интересно звучит, но не более.

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Mon Sep 27 2021
3

Very glam. 6/10

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Thu Sep 30 2021
3

3/5

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Sun Oct 10 2021
3

I get how some folks enjoy it, but the style is not for me.

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Sun Oct 24 2021
3

It was fine. Nothing much to say. It started off better than it ended I think, but due to road noise, I heard the end a lot less clearly.

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Sat Oct 30 2021
3

6/10

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Tue Nov 09 2021
3

progressive, but not sure I would listen again

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Thu Dec 30 2021
3

2.5/5. This was fine, kind of annoying if I'm being honest. I just don't really like the arty/glammy type of rock.

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Thu Jan 13 2022
3

The first song rocks, but the rest of the album is just normal. The last song looks like something that could be happened here, but then the album ends.

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Fri Feb 18 2022
3

Frankly, every other Roxy Music album sounds to me like a rehearsal for Avalon. That said, The Bogus Man is a really good track: I'm a sucker for those repetitive, extra unnecessarily long, tunes.

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Thu Feb 24 2022
3

Enjoyed it but other albums are better

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Thu Mar 03 2022
3

Some pretty inventive stuff here. The musicianship is very strong. The quirky voice works most of the time but can be way off. More than this I can't say.

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Thu Mar 10 2022
3

It sounded like Nigel got a kick ass backing band! The vocal stylings have a lot of similarities.

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Thu Mar 10 2022
3

Was curious to listen to a Roxy album as they have featured in many books I've read over the years. I knew a couple of their songs and there are some really interesting tunes here. A kind of darker underbelly of pop that has intriguing moments.

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Wed Mar 23 2022
3

Ciekawy muzycznie album, zwłaszcza jak na 1973. Bardzo niespójny, z niektórymi piosenkami brzmiącymi jak dowolny nudnawy zespół rockowy, a niektórymi bardziej alternatywnymi i eksperymentalnymi dźwiękowo. Najbardziej mi w pamięć zapadło "In Every Dream Home A Heartache".

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Fri Apr 01 2022
3

It was alright, but in an interesting way at least. 6/10

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Fri Apr 01 2022
3

5/10 I don’t really see the appeal

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Sun Apr 03 2022
3

Roxy Music. Utterly baffling, weirdly listenable, doing everything possible to distract and distance the listener. I can’t review this! I am confounded. I like it, I hate it. I need more time.

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Wed Apr 27 2022
3

I think this is generally regarded by Roxy Music fans as the band's best, but I find the album kind of uneven. It's good, but I prefer the self-titled personally.

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Sun May 15 2022
3

Il était normal après une surchauffe totale de la part de Robert de prendre une journée pour se relaxer, à l'ombre du grand chêne de son immense jardin. Cet album moyen en est la représentation.

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Sun May 15 2022
3

Des eightieseries dont on se serait encore une fois bien passé.

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Wed May 18 2022
3

I haven’t listened to this one in a while but my first band’s guitarist was obsessed with Roxy Music and this album particularly. Bryan Ferry’s vibrato is legendary! This album is a pleasure for me.

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Wed May 18 2022
3

Glam rock. Ni fu ni fa.

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Wed May 18 2022
3

Bom.

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Thu Jun 09 2022
3

Ambitious and impressive, but not at all fun. Listening to this was work and that cuts against its score for me.

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Thu Jun 09 2022
3

Not really familiar with early Roxy Music work. You can definitely hear the influence that Brian Eno would have on later Talking Heads albums. My favorite song on this record is Grey Lagoons. Great band jam in that one.

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Wed Jun 22 2022
3

3.5

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Sun Jul 17 2022
3

Decent enough, enjoyed a few songs.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
3

IED

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Fri Jul 22 2022
3

Gotta love that Chic sound!

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Sun Jul 24 2022
3

Enjoyed the listen, would give it another try

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Sun Jul 31 2022
3

A nice little listen! Lots of variety and quality experimentation. I like the slower, darker cuts over the high energy ones, but nothing too awful anywhere on this thing. 6/10

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Sun Aug 07 2022
3

Decent album that just has a bit too much going on for me. There was something about the combination of the singing and the eclectic, progressive and at times weird sound that just made the album feel very strenuous to listen to

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Wed Sep 14 2022
3

listened to before didn't love it

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Wed Oct 05 2022
3

I honestly don't remember much about the last album I got from roxy music other than the album cover so I can't really compare these albums other than to say that I probably won't remember this album either. I really liked the second half of in every dream home a heartbreak but other than that there isn't much here that's likely to stick with me.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
3

Very Bowie sounding, love that Eno’s on the synthesizer.

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Wed Oct 19 2022
3

-"In Every Dream Home A Heartache" starts with a creepy vibe and then suddenly becomes a hard rock jam -Other songs are perfectly plain rock songs, not much notable

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Fri Oct 21 2022
3

Liked this one, will give it another listen at some point, different

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Sun Nov 06 2022
3

The first half was kind of lame but the second half was actually really cool with more varied tracks

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Thu Nov 10 2022
3

Second Roxy Music album. Roxy are a great example of why this 1001 album exercise is a blast - I had almost completely bypassed all of Roxy's work until this past year. Highly varied and interesting British rock. Such a dull and lame description but how else do you describe this band? They rock out right at the start with "Do The Strand" then they tap a bit into glam on "Beauty Queen" - and what the hell even is "Strictly Confidential" - almost a touch of early Genesis in there...? "Editions of You" adds a touch of (not shitty) punk into the glam... and this all in the first half of the album. All along the way topped by Bryan Ferry's adaptable vocal styles...In recalling "Country Life" I believe I thought of Bryan Ferry as "a better Bowie" - odd inflections in his vocal stylings that - forced or not - works way way better for me than anything Bowie ever did. Also this music is far superior (ending the Bowie comparisons right now) - this was a band in the truest sense i.e. it was not the Ferry Show by any means: individual performances from each of keys/sax/guitar/drums all stand out. On the negative side... this album is difficult to really dig into - it is a bit weird-weird. i.e. It's tough to latch onto many hooks or memorable phrasing, especially in the second half / side. But I'll turn that around and say it's a feature not a bug - actually it almost pains me to say that this is not that much unlike Velvet Underground ... only the biggest difference is that this band doesn't suck ass. So in the end - I don't think I like this as much as "Country Life" even though that one took a few listens to really start to catch me. I could see this being another slow burn but I'm going to round down here due to songwriting that's just not quite there yet. Weird fun art rock but lacking just a bit of lure that emerges on other Roxy records. 6/10 3 stars.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
3

I’m kinda sick of giving out average of 3 and hearing a little less than mediocre music but that’s what this album was. Some songs were thought provoking but that’s a stretch for the rest.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
3

Classic, but not touching.

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Sun Nov 20 2022
3

2/8, 25%

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Wed Mar 10 2021
2

Meh

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Fri Mar 05 2021
2

Hard to listen to at points

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Thu Jun 24 2021
2

No Pleasure at all

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Fri Feb 05 2021
2

Boring and weird

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Thu Jun 24 2021
2

No traen nada.

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Sun May 02 2021
2

I liked a few of the songs. Don't really get it, TBH.

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Sun Jun 20 2021
2

This one is still slightly experimental, and although it didn't have the rockabilly song that their debut album had, it sounds as if they're still trying to get their groove on. You can hear Ferry's smoothness coming forward. A short album with some songs being too long.

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Tue Jul 13 2021
2

Probably wasn't really in the mood. It wasn't bad but also had no interest...

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Thu Feb 18 2021
2

Some good, other not much

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Wed Mar 24 2021
2

Not a fan

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Mon Feb 22 2021
2

Didn't really enjoy. Not sure what the style is or how it hangs together as an album. Maybe a bit experimental and I don't get it.

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Mon Feb 22 2021
2

Didn't really get anything out of this, can see why they were a thing though. 2*

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Wed May 12 2021
2

I am not enjoying this album. Few good songs that aren't all to remarkable. I am not enjoying this album. Even though there are glimpses of elements that might be worth a listen, such as the guitar on Grey Lagoons and In Every Home A Heartache, it isn't something I will be returning to. The experimentation elements strike me as an interesting and unique signature; but not features that entice me to continue.

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Fri May 07 2021
2

Too much glam. I’m sure old white men would like it but it’s not my style lol

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Thu Jun 03 2021
2

Liked some of each song. Editions and grey lagoons are best.

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Wed May 19 2021
2

My first glam. Kinda meh with some highlights. I can see how parts of this get incorporated into music I like more. Much sounded like Rocky Horror outtakes.

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Thu May 27 2021
2

Inte min smak. Men lite intressant ändå.

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Fri Jul 30 2021
2

Pretty meh. British rock, I guess?

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Tue Aug 03 2021
2

A few okay songs, but largely a forgettable album. Some sound heavily influenced by The Doors, which is why this album does not need to be revisited.

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Wed Aug 04 2021
2

aight med några bajslåtar

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Thu Sep 09 2021
2

Nothing super special, the jam on the last song was the best part

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