For Your Pleasure (studio album) by Roxy Music

For Your Pleasure
For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 491st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 565 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1973 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (115th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (491st)

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

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81/100 (from 565 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 80.6/100, a mean average of 79.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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70/100
From 02/26/2021 17:28
Roxy Music sounds like a cross Supertramp and Sparks with a little bit of Brian Eno sprinkled in there (for obvious reasons), yet somehow they aren't nearly as good as any of those. Especially with Bryan Ferry's vocals. But For Your Pleasure has more good songs than bad, so it is definitely an album to return to once or twice.
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From 11/25/2020 21:11
Bryan's a good singer. Good mixed bag on this. Personal favorites: 'In Every Dream Home A Heartache' & 'Grey Lagoons'
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95/100
From 10/20/2020 04:01
An exemplary example of glam/art rock at its height, matched only by Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust
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65/100
From 08/24/2020 14:46
I don't really get this one. Rating (68.75)
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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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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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75/100
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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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. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
8. Raw Power by Iggy And The Stooges
9. Aladdin Sane by David Bowie
10. Future Days by Can
11. (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) by Lynyrd Skynyrd
12. Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock
13. Berlin by Lou Reed
14. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
15. For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music
16. Closing Time by Tom Waits
17. The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle by Bruce Springsteen
18. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath
19. Larks' Tongues In Aspic by King Crimson
20. Artaud by Pescado Rabioso
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