For Your Pleasure (studio album) by Roxy Music

For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 468th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 599 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1973 (12th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (110th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (468th)

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

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80/100 (from 599 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 80.4/100, a mean average of 79.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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80/100
From 04/07/2022 12:20
A quantidade de arte que tem nesse álbum é incrível!
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From 03/24/2022 20:23
Another winner. The album artwork perfectly describes the tone. "Your skin is like vinyl, the perfect companion, I blew up you bod, but you blew my mind"
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40/100
From 07/11/2021 15:41
a bit shrill. glam rock? romantic rock?
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From 06/06/2021 17:24
I don't know about the previous comment... To me, the first 3 Roxy albums are 3 of the best albums I have ever heard.
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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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70/100
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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60/100
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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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
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14. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
15. Berlin by Lou Reed
16. Closing Time by Tom Waits
17. The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle by Bruce Springsteen
18. Artaud by Pescado Rabioso
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