For Your Pleasure (album) by Roxy Music

For Your Pleasure
For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 479th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 528 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1973 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (112th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (479th)

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For Your Pleasure is ranked as the best album by Roxy Music.

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75/100
From 07/09/2018 23:10
While Bryan ferry had not yet found his voice, For your pleasure is a enjoyable jazzy album.
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From 05/12/2018 08:09
Roxy Musics 2nd album and final with Brian Eno has all the swagger , sophistication and confidence they would build a career on . Put quite simply its a triumph

Stand out track is clearly the sex doll parody track "In Every Dream Home a Heartache" which would become a RM live staple for many years and contains the immortal line:

"I blew up your body/ but you blew my mind"

Whilst closer "For Your Pleasure" has Eno's fingerprints all over it (listen out for Judi Dench saying " You dont ask.You dont ask why" right as the track closes)

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65/100
From 01/20/2018 15:46
Somehow not quite as interesting as the debut.
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From 08/03/2017 11:34
If the standard have been like Bogus man and For your Pleasure this record have absolutely been one of the best ever .Many songs are perfect but if you take the best from Stranded, likes Street life Just like you and Amazonas Wow
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From 07/11/2017 00:16
Not nearly as good as the first album. The music here is just...very repetitive. If you think that's boring and not artistic, musically, you won't find much here. Lyrically, however, this album is great, with glammy, bizarrely alluring bohemian tales of tryst.
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From 04/20/2017 15:58
How this is not rated among the best albums of the 70's is beyond me. Revolutionary for 73 and is a very enjoyable listen. Quite accessible for an art rock album.
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From 11/30/2016 19:32
The best Roxy Music album ever in terms of inventiveness, clarity and execution. Eno shines his production magic, particularly brilliant on "The Bogus Man".
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From 05/15/2016 18:28
For your pleasure, is another quirky masterpiece from Roxy Music. This would be the last record the band would make with Brian Eno which is a shame because it would have been interesting to see where it went, but as Bryan Ferry said, there's only room for one non musician in this band. Do the strand, kicks proceedings off in superb fashion, another odd little rock-a-roller. Elsewhere, the blow up doll fetish of, in every dream home a heartache, is a highlight, as is the funky groove of, the bogus man. Other standouts are, beauty queen, and, editions of you. It's a stunning LP, but unfortunately Roxy would never be quite so quirky again. Still, there was more greatness to come.
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From 10/22/2015 15:41
Whoa. What a revelation! I thought I'd hate this album. Surprisingly jammy. It's a definite precursor to new wave. Brian Ferry's voice is wacky, vibrating all over, it kinda reminds me of Scott Walker. Eno is a soundscape master, as usual. The sax and oboe add an extra layer of sexy. Manzanera ravages that guitar. The drums can make (Odessey and Oracle) or break an album for me, and the set on here is perfect. I need more Roxy, I really do.
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From 09/02/2014 20:53
Glam-art-rockers were up and coming, full of talent, and sure of it. FYP feels a little too self-consciously charismatic to provide the effortlessly classy pop they became known for, but is interesting enough to fool around with from time to time.
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Best Albums of 1973
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
3. Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
4. Selling England By The Pound by Genesis
5. Quadrophenia by The Who
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
7. Raw Power by Iggy And The Stooges
8. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
9. Aladdin Sane by David Bowie
10. Future Days by Can
11. (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) by Lynyrd Skynyrd
12. Berlin by Lou Reed
13. For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music
14. Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock
15. The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle by Bruce Springsteen
16. Closing Time by Tom Waits
17. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
18. Larks' Tongues In Aspic by King Crimson
19. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath
20. Artaud by Pescado Rabioso
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