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Roxy Music: Roxy Music/For Your Pleasure/Stranded/Country Life/Siren

Simon Reynolds, Uncut, September 1999

Their first five LPs lovingly remastered for your pleasure

In 1969's Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboorn, Nik Cohn simultaneously celebrated and mourned the mythic era of "Superpop, the noise machine, and the image, hype, and beautiful flash of rock 'n' roll music." Provoked by the post-Sgt Pepper's boom of selfconsciously mature, album-oriented artistry. Cohn's eve-of-the-Seventies nostalgia for the recent past was queerly prescient, anticipating glam rock's retro-futurist resurrection of the three-minute single, visual dazzle, the whole teen-scream-dream.

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