Monday, June 1, 2009

Roxy Music - Avalon

5/10

Compared to Roxy Music's early albums, this is awfully tame. However, it fucking kicks ass compared to the two albums that came before it. None of the problems that Manifesto and Flesh + Blood had are completely solved on Avalon, but they're not quite as bad as they were on those records.
Okay, Avalon is still as sedate as hell, but as adult contemporary goes, it's fairly interesting. Not that that'll take you very far (hence the still-low rating), but at least there's a hint of the old Roxy audible on this one (even if you do have to pay close attention). It's a pretty strong album if you want to sit back and relax, and while it's barely a shadow of what this band used to be, I'll take whatever I can get after the last two crapfests.

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