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Well worth buying but not a Roxy classic
on 9 November 2015
'Siren' (1975), Roxy Music's 5th album released in 1975, was yet another commercial success for the smooth art-rockers but, for me, the quirkiness and sheer originality of the earlier albums was just starting to wear off somewhat. The highlight here is, undoubtedly, the glorious 'Love Is The Drug' (surely a contender for best single of the decade) and, for me, it is the faster tracks which tend to grab the attention more than the slow burners although the country-infused 'Sentimental Fool' is quite stylish in its own meandering way. 'Whirlwind', 'She Sells' and the dynamic 'Both Ends Burning' certainly grabbed my attention but, overall, I think I'd probably check out 'Stranded' or 'Country Life' initially when looking to discover the Roxy back catalogue.