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ROXY MUSIC

Roxy Music

 

Crossover Prog

4.04 | 253 ratings

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admireArt
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5 stars Way ahead of its time, personal and un-repeatable, Roxy Music's first release from the very beginning was out of tune and utterly unfashionable, yet stubbornly in your face, in comparison to their music field contemporaries, let them be musicians, composers or the soon to be invented "Roxy" followers or the abundant shameless plagiarists.

The main virtue of this first effort stands in its up-front, daring and defying proposal of a personal musical language, that honestly, had to do more with the "Art" world than the "Rock" world. So, somehow it ended up in this Prog's planet Crossover "district".

This album holds all the the Avant Garde, RiO "principles" as far as the "music composition without compromises with the established and dominant commercial markets" goes. They held no compromises with anyone, but themselves.

I won't fool you, this is not music for everyone, it is not the kind of record that could be compared to nothing then and now. Born "extremely crossover", Roxy Music sounds exactly like Roxy Music, and the overlooked "legend" began the same way, they created their unique brand from day one.

So expect no musical language close relatives, there could be some stylistic referentials, but oddly they are not found in their PA's sub-genre's neighbors.....Opposite to that, they influenced half of them there and everywhere.

A ****5 star PA masterpiece from any musical angle and conceptual point of view.

ORIGINAL and UNIQUE to the bone.

And the "Roxy Music Legend" begins.............

admireArt | 5/5 |

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