Roxy Music (album) by Roxy Music

Roxy Music
Roxy Music by Roxy Music
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 818th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 376 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1972 (19th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (182nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (818th)

Roxy Music bestography

Roxy Music is ranked 3rd 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 479 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,003.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 376 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 79.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.2.

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80/100
From 01/08/2020 03:49
Solid debut, which in ‘72 must have sounded like rock n roll from Mars. Clearly influenced by Bowie and Zappa, but with their own very distinct sound.
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90/100
From 09/02/2019 15:10
Favorite Tracks:2HB, The Bob, Would You Believe?, Sea Breezes, Bitters End
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60/100
From 07/13/2019 01:00
Solid album that doesn't drag except a little at the end.
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95/100
From 03/22/2019 15:54
Quite a pleasant surprise from a generation older than I. Energetic. Unique. Enjoyable.
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85/100
From 12/04/2018 11:09
Definetly one of the top 5 DEBUT albums ever relised. If not the best. LOVE IT!
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From 01/20/2018 15:41
Interesting enough that I immediately listened to their next album.
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95/100
From 08/22/2017 00:15
For sure my favorite record of theirs. It's not to pop or new wave, and it's not to over produced. Much more raw than their later work.
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From 02/23/2017 02:54
My second favorite album from Roxy Music (after Avalon) is surprisingly sophisticated for a debut album, mixing in inventive music but not in an immature sense. If anything it's just a bit overindulgent at times, but overall this captures very well the bewildering lives of the rich and famous jet set, with just enough humor and tragedy sprinkled in.
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From 06/23/2016 21:10
I have the first four Roxy albums and this is the one I turn to the most. I'm not old enough (!) to have been aware of these when released but the Avalon era I do remember and wasn't keen at the time. Later I got into early RM mainly because my favourite band (Men Without Hats) covered Editions of You (off album 2), and I like it. Virginia Plain wasn't on the original UK release...but it's a great track. Something a bit different, and definitely an enjoyable album (although I admit The Bob (medley) is a bit oddball and Chance Meeting's kind of weird too. Would have rated it higher but for these two tracks.
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90/100
From 05/15/2016 14:46
One of the all time great debuts. A brilliant fusion of glam, avant-garde, rock, and, pre-Beatles pop. Bryan Ferry's voice has a bit of Bowie about, with a sprinkling of the young Presley and Sinatra. Opener, re-make/re-model, still blows you away with it's power and it's quirkiness, while, Virginia plain, is a stunning track, one of the best singles of the seventies, and the first of many fine 45's from Roxy over the next decade. Other standouts are, ladytron, and 2H.B. Closing track, bitters end, is a jazz pop ballad, the kind of which Ferry loves. One of the most important factors of the success of this album is Brian Eno's simplistic keyboard flourishes, they really are the icing on the cake. All in all, an excellent record, with more brilliance still to come.
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