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#390: For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music

5.20.2011


For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music (1973)

Favorite Track(s): "Do the Strand" and "Beauty Queen" and "Grey Lagoons"

Thoughts: At first I thought that was Joanna Lumley on the cover, as it sure looks like her. Apparently it was Bryan Ferry's girlfriend at the time, Amanda Lear.

The piano is fantastic on "Do the Strand" and "Grey Lagoons." "Strictly Confidential" has a haunting...oboe? Gorgeousness. At times I was reminded of Big Star, Anthony & the Johnsons, and Tom Jones. Yes, there is a song dedicated to an inflatable doll. Yes, it is creepy. But the album overall is a rich, musical feast.

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