Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Scope J, May 14, 2015.
I'm in a bit of a Roxy mood as i've
recently picked up West German
cds of RM & Stranded
2. Country Life
4. For Your Pleasure
6. Flesh + Blood
7. Roxy Music
thought there'd be more
love for the Eno era
Tough, tough decision! I have this AMAZING sounding box set in my office, does it count?
Okay, so box sets don't count... hmmm. Manifesto was actually my intro to the band, and I dug into it enough to explore further, and Avalon was just a wonderful swan song (and arguably the most commerically successful) and I've finally been able to realize how brilliant the first album really is... I'm still digesting and analyzing the other albums not mentioned, they're all good. Roxy may have had some personnel changes and a break up, but they never really put out a bad album, imo. Flesh + Blood has some great moments too!
Right now at this point my choice would be Siren, primarily because of "Sentimental Fool"'s irresistible hook and "Just Another High"'s absolute beauty... that song sounds so ahead of its time it could have been written yesterday.
I have no regrets buying the box set!
Any detailed info on S. Wilson remixed "Roxy Music" and 'For Your Pleasure'? Should I buy SHM-SACDs or wait for these two as 5.1. boxes?
FYP for me....at least currently.
"Country Life" is my favorite and the shot by Eric Boman (front cover) was made in Portugal.
I don't know the post-Siren era at all. On the early albums I can't choose. They each have a unique flavor and I can't elevate one over the others.
Roxy Music s/t
For Your Pleasure.
Avalon. Along with Aja, it's rock music's most classy album.
The first album will always hold a special place in my heart, because it was so different from everything else happening in rock at the time. I was reviewing records back then, and I couldn't fit enough positive adjectives into my review. An incredible debut that came out of nowhere.
Texas! prairie rose still hot!
I must confess, I didn't pay much attention to Roxy Music before a critic I trusted (RIP LeRoi) praised Avalon. I had heard a few singles, but nothing really caught me enough to seek out the albums.
What earlier album should someone who loves Avalon buy?
Another vote for the 1st. So many opposites - glossy glam and hard core psych, shallow and profound, catchy and uneasy, simple and complex - and they pull it off 100%, in an elevated manner like it's the most natural thing in the world. Still unique and still a true love of mine.
Roxy Music S/T
Of the later albums, my favorite
Flesh & Blood.
I like it a little more than Avalon.
But I really like all of them.
Flesh & Blood
Song for song, I have to go with Country Life. But, the first five are all pretty much flawless.
Chris. The album you really want is the ferry solo effort called boys and girls. Flesh and blood is very Avalon like. Siren also goes down smoothly.
Or live on the wild side and try for your pleasure
All these Roxy and procol threads make me happy.
Siren, with Country Life coming in a close second.
I cannot vote because I cannot choose. The first four are among my favorite rock albums, with the first side of the debut being about as sublime as the form gets as far as I'm concerned. But there really isn't a bum note on any of the first four, and barely one beyond that. What a band.
Thanks, I'll check them out.
If it helps, my favorite Kate Bush album is The Dreaming.
For Your Pleasure. I only have the first two albums.
Please understand that I have all official and a few unofficial Roxy and ferry releases. So it is hard for me to narrow the field down too much. As noted earlier by another poster sentimental fool on siren is great and that cut never shows up on hits collections
Really looking forward to the Steve Wilson viewpoint on the first two though none of the recent releases are bad. Not like aqualung which really was in need of help
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