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Roxy Music: The Thrill Of It All (Virgin)

Richard Cook, MOJO, January 1996

THERE WERE GROUPS OTHER THAN THE Beatles back long ago, and one of them was Roxy Music. Their awkward early steps in 1972 were almost the most exhilarating thing going on in that dim post-Beatles era of Britpop. Perhaps, as with a lot of Beatlemania, you had to be there: the jittery, half-cocked music on the first disc in this compilation will have many young people wondering, again, what the fuss was about.

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