This is undoubtedly my favourite album of all. It is not just the best Roxy Music album, it is in fact, the best album ever created. I have a huge collection of music - but this is the the cream of the cream.
The first two tracks - Remake/Remodel and Ladytron are superb and are undoubtedly the most commercial tracks on the album - except perhaps Bitters End. Everything in the middle is a wonderful bizarre collection of moulded sounds with the saxophone duelling with the Moog synthesiser and a really stinging guitar. The drumming is powerful and entirely appropriate to all tracks. The vocals are languid, cajoling, threatening and passionate. The whole thing is a powerhouse of sound, all summoned up at the fingertips of Bryan Ferry. Apparently, he "wrote all songs". How the devil could be write all of this - including all the soaring sax sounds and the weird and wonderful moog ministrations. Surely the other band members must have put in their own ideas. Surely Eno , must have created his own revolutionary sound patterns. How could Bryan Ferry do all of this, and how could he become so bland and "Lounge lizard" two or three albums further on? Why did he turn to disco when he was in a league of his own with the first three or four Roxy albums.
Anyway, whatever happened to him later on, there was no sign of it whatsoever at this stage. I suppose that we should just be thankful that from the outset Bryan Ferry was a total genius. He must just have used up the main part of his genius in the first four albums. This is a wonderful wonderful album and superb sound experience. I can't recommend it highly enough!!
And finally, to the person who only gave it two or three stars - Van Gogh must have cut your ears off!