Olympia

At 65, former Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry is still the smoothest art-rocker ever. Here he reconvenes the original Roxy (minus drummer Paul Thompson) for their first recording together since Brian Eno departed in 1973, along with all-stars like Nile Rodgers and David Gilmour. But Ferry could do a record with the Star Wars cantina band and it would come out pretty much the same: a bunch of lush, languorous Euro-glam ballads about love's labour's lost, all of them slathered in a sexy-vampire croon that makes lines about being "faithfully entwined in a shameless world" seem like some deep shit.

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