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Roxy Music - Avalon (1982) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40129]

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Roxy Music - Avalon (1982) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40129]

Roxy Music - Avalon (1982)
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Universal Music Japan, UICY-40129 | ~ 255 or 107 Mb | Scans(png) -> 180 Mb
Pop Rock / Art Rock / Synth-Pop

Flesh + Blood suggested that Roxy Music were at the end of the line, but they regrouped and recorded the lovely Avalon, one of their finest albums. Certainly, the lush, elegant soundscapes of Avalon are far removed from the edgy avant-pop of their early records, yet it represents another landmark in their career…

Roxy Music - Flesh + Blood (1980) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40128]

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Roxy Music - Flesh + Blood (1980) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40128]

Roxy Music - Flesh + Blood (1980)
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Universal Music Japan, UICY-40128 | ~ 256 or 104 Mb | Scans(png) -> 186 Mb
Pop Rock / Art Rock / Synth-Pop

Flesh + Blood is the seventh studio album by the English art rock band Roxy Music. Released in late May 1980, it was an immediate commercial success peaking at No. 1 in the UK for one week in June and then returned to the summit in August for another three weeks, in total spending 60 weeks on the albums chart in the United Kingdom. The album also peaked at No. 35 in the United States and No. 10 in Australia…

Roxy Music - Manifesto (1979) [2015, Japanese Platinum SHM-CD]

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Roxy Music - Manifesto (1979) [2015, Japanese Platinum SHM-CD]

Roxy Music - Manifesto (1979)
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Universal Music Japan, UICY-40127 | ~ 256 or 102 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 173 Mb
Art Rock, Glam Rock, Experimental

Returning to action after four years of solo projects, Roxy Music redefined its sound and agenda on Manifesto. More than ever, Roxy sounds like Bryan Ferry's backing band, as the group strips away its art rock influences, edits out the instrumental interludes in favor of concise pop songs, and adds layers of stylish disco rhythms…

Roxy Music - Siren (1975) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40126]

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Roxy Music - Siren (1975) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40126]

Roxy Music - Siren (1975)
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Universal Music Japan, UICY-40126 | ~ 255 or 104 Mb | Scans(png) -> 196 Mb
Art Rock / Pop Rock / Glam

Abandoning the intoxicating blend of art rock and glam-pop that distinguished Stranded and Country Life, Roxy Music concentrates on Bryan Ferry's suave, charming crooner persona for the elegantly modern Siren…

Queen - Jazz (1978) [Japanese Platinum SHM-CD]

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Queen - Jazz (1978) [Japanese Platinum SHM-CD]

Queen - Jazz (1978)
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Island / Universal Music Japan, UICY-40068 | ~ 297 or 106 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 375 Mb
Progressive Hard Rock / Classic Rock / Pop Rock

Famously tagged as "fascist" in a Rolling Stone review printed at the time of its 1978 release, Jazz does indeed showcase a band that does thrive upon its power, thrilling upon the hold that it has on its audience. That confidence, that self-intoxication, was hinted at on News of the World but it takes full flower here, and that assurance acts as a cohesive device, turning this into one of Queen's sleekest albums…

Roxy Music - Country Life (1974) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40125]

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Roxy Music - Country Life (1974) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40125]

Roxy Music - Country Life (1974)
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Universal Music Japan, UICY-40125 | ~ 258 or 104 Mb | Scans(png) -> 190 Mb
Art Rock / Pop Rock / Glam

Continuing with the stylistic developments of Stranded, Country Life finds Roxy Music at the peak of their powers, alternating between majestic, unsettling art rock and glamorous, elegant pop/rock…

Queen - The Game (1980) [Japanese Platinum SHM-CD]

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Queen - The Game (1980) [Japanese Platinum SHM-CD]

Queen - The Game (1980)
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Island / Universal Music Japan, UICY-40083 | ~ 245 or 84 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 227 Mb
Progressive Hard Rock / Classic Rock / Pop Rock

Queen had long been one of the biggest bands in the world by 1980's The Game, but this album was the first time they made a glossy, unabashed pop album, one that was designed to sound exactly like its time…

Queen - A Day At The Races (1976) [Japanese Platinum SHM-CD]

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Queen - A Day At The Races (1976) [Japanese Platinum SHM-CD]

Queen - A Day At The Races (1976)
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Island / Universal Music Japan, UICY-40063 | ~ 287 or 105 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 315 Mb
Progressive Hard Rock / Classic Rock / Pop Rock

In every sense, A Day at the Races is an unapologetic sequel to A Night at the Opera, the 1975 breakthrough that established Queen as rock & roll royalty. The band never attempts to hide that the record is a sequel – the two albums boast the same variation on the same cover art, the titles are both taken from old Marx Brothers films and serve as counterpoints to each other. But even though the two albums look the same, they don't quite sound the same, A Day at the Races is a bit tighter than its predecessor, yet tighter doesn't necessarily mean better for a band as extravagant as Queen…

Queen - Sheer Heart Attack (1974) [Japanese Platinum SHM-CD]

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Queen - Sheer Heart Attack (1974) [Japanese Platinum SHM-CD]

Queen - Sheer Heart Attack (1974)
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Island / Universal Music Japan, UICY-40053 | ~ 255 or 93 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 203 Mb
Progressive Hard Rock / Classic Rock / Pop Rock

Queen II was a breakthrough in terms of power and ambition, but Queen's third album Sheer Heart Attack was where the band started to gel. It followed quickly on the heels of the second record – just by a matter of months; it was the second album they released in 1974 – but it feels like it had a longer incubation period, so great is the progress here…

Roxy Music - Stranded (1973) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40124]

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Roxy Music - Stranded (1973) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40124]

Roxy Music - Stranded (1973)
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Universal Music Japan, UICY-40124 | ~ 240 or 113 Mb | Scans(png) -> 235 Mb
Art Rock / Avantgarde / Glam

Without Brian Eno, Roxy Music immediately became less experimental, yet it remained adventurous, as Stranded illustrates. Under the direction of Bryan Ferry, Roxy moved toward relatively straightforward territory, adding greater layers of piano and heavy guitars…

Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure (1973) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40123]

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Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure (1973) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40123]

Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure (1973)
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Universal Music Japan, UICY-40123 | ~ 255 or 115 Mb | Scans(png) -> 210 Mb
Art Rock / Avantgarde / Glam

On Roxy Music's debut, the tensions between Brian Eno and Bryan Ferry propelled their music to great, unexpected heights, and for most of the group's second album, For Your Pleasure, the band equals, if not surpasses, those expectations…

Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40122]

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Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40122]

Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
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Universal Music Japan, UICY-40122 | ~ 258 or 117 Mb | Scans(png) -> 234 Mb
Art Rock / Experimental / Glam

Falling halfway between musical primitivism and art rock ambition, Roxy Music's eponymous debut remains a startling redefinition of rock's boundaries. Simultaneously embracing kitschy glamour and avant-pop, Roxy Music shimmers with seductive style and pulsates with disturbing synthetic textures…

Queen - Queen II (1974) [Japanese Platinum SHM-CD]

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Queen - Queen II (1974) [Japanese Platinum SHM-CD]

Queen - Queen II (1974)
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Island / Universal Music Japan, UICY-40040 | ~ 257 or 97 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 237 Mb
Progressive Hard Rock / Classic Rock / Pop Rock

In one regard, Queen II does indeed provide more of the same thing as on the band's debut. Certainly, of all the other albums in Queen's catalog it bears the closest resemblance to its immediate predecessor, particularly in its lean, hard attack and in how it has only one song that is well-known to listeners outside of their hardcore cult: in this case, it's "Seven Seas of Rhye," which is itself more elliptical than "Keep Yourself Alive," the big song from the debut…

Van Der Graaf Generator - The Quiet Zone / The Pleasure Dome (1977) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40140]

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Van Der Graaf Generator - The Quiet Zone / The Pleasure Dome (1977) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40140]

Van Der Graaf Generator - The Quiet Zone / The Pleasure Dome (1977)
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Universal Music Japan, UICY-40140 | ~ 319 or 127 Mb | Scans(png) -> 216 Mb
Progressive Rock

Somehow this combination made sense: a revised band (with Nic Potter returning on bass and the addition of Graham Smith, formerly of String Driven Thing, on violin) with a shortened name, and an album that was named twice, with different cover art for each name…

Van Der Graaf Generator - World Record (1976) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40139]

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Van Der Graaf Generator - World Record (1976) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40139]

Van Der Graaf Generator - World Record (1976)
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Universal Music Japan, UICY-40139 | ~ 425 or 161 Mb | Scans(png) -> 150 Mb
Progressive Rock

Released in the latter half of 1976 as a half-hearted attempt at some sort of commercial focus in the U.K. and U.S., World Record suffers from several ailments: there was much tension in the band at this point, particularly between leader Peter Hammill and keyboardist Hugh Banton. In the end, the band would split apart, with Banton and wind player David Jackson leaving, while Hammill and drummer Guy Evans recruited replacements…