Roxy Music: Roxy Music

Falling halfway between musical primitivism and art rock ambition, Roxy Music's eponymous debut remains a startling redefinition of rock's boundaries. Simultaneously embracing kitschy glamour and avant-pop, Roxy Music shimmers with seductive style and pulsates with disturbing synthetic textures. Although no musician demonstrates much technical skill at this point, they are driven by boundless imagination -- Brian Eno's synthesized "treatments" exploit electronic instruments as electronics, instead of trying to shoehorn them into conventional acoustic patterns. Similarly, Bryan Ferry finds that his vampiric croon is at its most effective when it twists conventional melodies, Phil Manzanera's guitar is terse and unpredictable, while Andy Mackay's saxophone subverts rock & roll clichés by alternating R&B honking with atonal flourishes. But what makes Roxy Music such a confident, astonishing debut is how these primitive avant-garde tendencies are married to full-fledged songs, whether it's the free-form, structure-bending "Re-Make/Re-Model" or the sleek glam of "Virginia Plain," the debut single added to later editions of the album. That was the trick that elevated Roxy Music from an art school project to the most adventurous rock band of the early '70s. - S.T. Erlewine allmusic.com 

[In 2017, Roxy Music was reissued in an LP edition half-speed mastered and pressed on heavyweight vinyl. This reissue did not include the "Virginia Plain" single.]

Tracklist

A1 Remake/Re-Model
A2 Ladytron
A3 If There Is Something
A4 2 H.B.
B1 The Bob (Medley)
B2 Chance Meeting
B3 Would You Believe?
B4 Sea Breezes
B5 Bitters End

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