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FOR YOUR PLEASURE

Roxy Music

 

Crossover Prog

4.04 | 257 ratings

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UMUR
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3 stars For Your Pleasure is the second full-length studio album by UK pop/ rock act Roxy Music. For Your Pleasure didnīt host any singles which was also the case with the debut album. It still made it to No. 4 on the UK charts.

The music is eclectic in the sense that it draws influences from many genres but the overall sound is still rather commercial and memorable sophisticated pop/ rock ( there are some exceptions like the experimental/ avant garde rock endings to The Bogus Man and the title track). Compared to the debut album many of the songs on For Your Pleasure has a dark mood. Songs like Strictly Confidential, In Every Dream Home a Heartache, The Bogus Man and For Your Pleasure are quite sombre. The two uptempo tracks Do the Strand and Editions of You reminds me a bit more of the positive atmosphere on the debut.

The musicianship is excellent. Tight playing and like on the debut Brian Eno ( synths, keyboards) shines. For Your Pleasure would be his last album with the band though. What a shame. He creates some great sounds on the album. A very atmospheric approach.

The production is excellent. I enjoyed the production on the debut but this one is far ahead when you compare those two.

I enjoyed certain parts of the very eclectic sound on the debut album from the band but For Your Pleasure is a much more cohesive effort and much more enjoyable IMO. I like the much darker atmosphere on the album and will give it 3 BIG stars. This one is almost a 4 though.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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