Your Favourite Roxy Music Album

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Scope J, May 14, 2015.

  1. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I'm in a bit of a Roxy mood as i've
    recently picked up West German
    cds of RM & Stranded
  2. JohnnyQuest

    JohnnyQuest Forum Resident

  3. 3rd Uncle Bob

    3rd Uncle Bob Well-Known Member

    1. Stranded
    2. Country Life
    3. Avalon
    4. For Your Pleasure
    5. Siren
    6. Flesh + Blood
    7. Roxy Music
    8. Manifesto
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  4. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident Thread Starter

    thought there'd be more
    love for the Eno era
  5. mj_patrick

    mj_patrick Forum Resident

    Elkhart, IN, USA
    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!
  6. Tomek

    Tomek Forum Resident

    Krakow, Poland
    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?
  7. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

    FYP for least currently.
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  8. Aris

    Aris Forum Resident

    "Country Life" is my favorite and the shot by Eric Boman (front cover) was made in Portugal.
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  9. eeglug

    eeglug Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, USA
    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.
  10. zephead

    zephead Member

    Roxy Music s/t
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  11. Dr. Mudd

    Dr. Mudd Very Stable Genius

    For Your Pleasure.
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  12. Spiritual Architect

    Spiritual Architect Well-Known Member

    Avalon. Along with Aja, it's rock music's most classy album.
  13. jkauff

    jkauff Putin-funded Forum Troll

    Doylestown, PA
    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.
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  14. Smiths22

    Smiths22 Well-Known Member

    Texas! prairie rose still hot!

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  15. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    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?

    MONOLOVER Forum Resident

    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.

  17. Moshe V

    Moshe V Forum Resident

    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.
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  18. Moshe V

    Moshe V Forum Resident

    Flesh & Blood
  19. Pennywise

    Pennywise Forum Resident

    Song for song, I have to go with Country Life. But, the first five are all pretty much flawless. :)
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  20. originalsnuffy

    originalsnuffy Forum Resident

    Upper Midwest, USA
    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.
  21. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Member Of The Midnight Society

    Greater St. Louis
    Siren, with Country Life coming in a close second.
  22. brianvargo

    brianvargo Forum Resident

    San Diego, CA
    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.
  23. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Thanks, I'll check them out.

    If it helps, my favorite Kate Bush album is The Dreaming.
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  24. Platterpus

    Platterpus Forum Resident

    For Your Pleasure. I only have the first two albums.
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  25. originalsnuffy

    originalsnuffy Forum Resident

    Upper Midwest, USA
    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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