There are some albums that are you just have to hear, whether it’s for the musicianship, songwriting or just the feeling the album gives you. We’ve asked our tutors for their ‘must listens’.
Roxy Music – For Your Pleasure
“Morrissey once told the Observer that he could only think of one truly great British album and it was this second album by Roxy Music. It’s an avant-garde, sometimes unsettling and yet fundamentally catchy pop album, showcasing the uniquely swooning, crooning voice and lyrics of Bryan Ferry, set against the left-field, electronic input of Brian Eno.
With For Your Pleasure, Roxy Music influenced a new generation (and beyond) of British bands, including Siouxsie and the Banshees (who met at a Roxy Music concert), the Sex Pistols (who have cited Roxy as a major influence) and the subsequent New Wave and New Romantic movements in the 80s.
In this album, Ferry’s artistic vision manages to tie together a rather sinister song about an inflatable doll (In Every Dreamhome a Heartache) with a party track envisioning a new London dance craze (Do the Strand) in one effortlessly elegant package – for your listening pleasure!”