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The Best of Roxy Music

The Best of Roxy Music
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The Best of Roxy Music

7 years, 5 months ago at Apr 12 22:19
The Best of Roxy Music does something fairly ingenious with the greatest hits package – it flips the chronological order. This makes perfect sense for a band like Roxy Music who are primarily known for their latter adult-orientated sophisticated art-soul pop hits like “More Than This” and “Over You,” than they are for their early art-dance rock. By flipping the chronological order they s... read more
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Description: T T 0 0 Roxy Music appeared to have beamed in from another planet when they appeared in the early '70s. Impossibly alien and exotic, they bucked trends by being kitschy, avant-garde, and unashamedly pop. Bryan Ferry was the sensual frontman, Brian Eno threw his deconstructionist spanner into the works, and they played songs that sounded like demented, sexy logarithms. After Eno left in 1973, frustrated that Ferry was marginalizing his input, Roxy became a different beast entirely, developing a suave, sophisticated pop-soul sound and abandoning the art-rock niche to enlist a wider audience. This lush compilation, released to a ... (more)
Manufacturer: Virgin Records Us
Release date: 3 July 2001
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0724381039526 UPC: 724381039526
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"Stitching together their two careers — ’70s art-rockers, dapper ’80s pop band — this cleverly runs the songs in reverse chronological order: Bryan Ferry and band begin as chart-friendly lounge lizards before slowly and wonderfully weirding out. Standout track: “Virginia Plain”"

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