Manifesto (studio album) by Roxy Music

Manifesto by Roxy Music
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 6,025th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 112 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1979 (99th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (1,024th)
Award Best albums of all time (6,025th)

Roxy Music bestography

Manifesto is ranked 8th best out of 17 albums by Roxy Music on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Roxy Music is For Your Pleasure which is ranked number 467 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,044.

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Manifesto track list

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Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 112 votes)
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95/100
From 12/28/2019 05:24
If you only like early Roxy (Siren and before) then chances are you will slay this record. If you like Roxy of the 80's (Flesh+Blood, Avalon) then you will likely enjoy this one too. If like me, you enjoy all the evolution of Roxy Music (and as individuals, Eno, Ferry, Manzanera) then you will realise this is also a great, fun, listenable album (well produced and engineered). Many songs danceable, some great solos and sound blends, bass hooks and typical Ferry angst vocals. Perhaps overlooked a lot, only as the Roxy Music albums are all so strong.
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From 07/30/2017 22:50
The best way to come back. Very provocative. Reading Vogue was one of the most exciting things around 1979 and the left being pretentious to Eno who had been choosing this path recently. But their new cold sensitivity was a sound unheard before.
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From 05/19/2016 11:13
This is the first disappointing Roxy Music album. Manifesto, came three years after, siren, and gone is the quirky avant-garde art rock sound, and replaced with a more slick r'n'b pop sheen. Trash, is a good song, and, dance away, is a lovely pop song, albeit nothing Roxy would have done on earlier albums, but the rest is all a bit dull and safe. This really should have been a Bryan Ferry solo album, Roxy should have called it a day after, siren, but having said that we would then miss out on, avalon.
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75/100
From 01/31/2016 23:06
One of my least favorite Roxy Music records. It's got way to much of everything, the songs are not well crafted and the production is downright awful. A once great band on their inevitable down hill slide.
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80/100
From 05/07/2012 21:55
A decent record.
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