For Your Pleasure (studio album) by Roxy Music
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For Your Pleasure is ranked as the best album by Roxy Music.
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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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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.
Bryan's a good singer. Good mixed bag on this. Personal favorites: 'In Every Dream Home A Heartache' & 'Grey Lagoons'
An exemplary example of glam/art rock at its height, matched only by Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust
I don't really get this one. Rating (68.75)
While Bryan ferry had not yet found his voice, For your pleasure is a enjoyable jazzy album.
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)
Somehow not quite as interesting as the debut.
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
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.
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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