Bryan Ferry: Avonmore

Roxy Music crooner returns to rock & roll form on a lush, seductive album

Credit: Simon Emmett

Following a 2012 release with the bafflingly Ferry-less Bryan Ferry Orchestra, the duke of avant-fop returns with this lavish set. Opener "Loop De Li" alone credits six guitarists, including Nile Rodgers, Johnny Marr and Neil Hubbard, the latter a vet of Roxy Music's Avalon, a set this LP recalls in more than just name. Highlight: "Johnny & Mary," a collaboration with Norwegian EDM romantic Todd Terje – a savvy gesture from a dude who somehow never gets old.