Roxy Music (studio album) by Roxy Music

Roxy Music by Roxy Music
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 916th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 467 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1972 (22nd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (197th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (916th)

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 490 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,648.

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Roxy Music track list

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79/100 (from 467 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.0/100, a mean average of 78.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.

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From 02/11/2023 20:07
When this album was released a genre of music was invented, Roxy Music. It turned the music world on its ear. Fantastic record!!!
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80/100
From 10/29/2022 00:23
An album that starts out with so much energy and passion, but it slowly dwindles the further into the album you go with the majority of side 2 feeling like quite a drag. That first side is simply fantastic and is Roxy Music at their best with Ferry's vocal taking us on a ride with his clever manipulation of his voice. The way he exaggerates his singing is so enjoyable to me and it boosts the first side up massively. Every song is at least great on that first side with some reaching levels above that. They are all so infectious and just seem to trigger something inside of me that makes me happy. The production is brilliant as well and is consistent throughout the whole record. However, that second side, after The Bob (Medley), just feels so slow and like we are just counting down to the end of the album. The energy and quality seem to just fall of quite a lot, and it impacts the listening experience significantly. You could cut all 4 of the last tracks and I think the record would be better for it as it would feel more compact and not elongated. It really needed a revival at that point and it never arrived which is such a shame as the other part of the record is so good. Overall, there is a tremendous amount of quality on display here and it is close to being an elite level album but is held back by those weaknesses.
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75/100
From 07/07/2022 17:14
I'm not the biggest Brian Eno fan, but I admire how ahead of its time was this album. It's experimental, but it's not balanced so we have great 1st half and not so good 2nd half.
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From 03/24/2022 20:19
For me the 1st 3 Roxy Music albums are all great in different ways. The party vibe used sets the tone perfectly.
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From 11/29/2021 14:59
This is my first full listen of this album!. Roxy is quite unique in tonal quality, choices of instrumentation, and chords.What comes to the track order, this clearly frontloaded, the hits are on the A-side.
For a regular pop fan, this is a challenging album. Very ingenious and eclectic.
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From 07/21/2021 21:09
Their best album obviously and just incredibly fun and innovative
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60/100
From 06/18/2021 15:23
rather similar to music produced at the time does move in a different direction with new music, prog feel to it.
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From 08/31/2020 11:25
Fav. Tracks: Re-Make/Re-Model, Ladytron, Virginia Plain, Sea Breezes.
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From 06/13/2020 20:08
The first half of this album is excellent, but the rest doesn't quite reach the same level.

Top tracks: Virginia Plain, Re-Make/Re-Model, Ladytron
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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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