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Charted: Nov. 8, 1975

Rating: 4.834 (average of 5 ratings)

Genre: art rock

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Album Tracks:

  1. Love Is the Drug
  2. End of the Line
  3. Sentimental Fool
  4. Whirlwind
  5. She Sells
  6. Could It Happen to Me?
  7. Both Ends Burning
  8. Nightingale
  9. Just Another High


sales in U.S. only --
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated --


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 50
peak on U.K. album chart 4

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Love Is the Drug (10/11/75) #30 US, #2 UK
  • Both Ends Burning (12/27/75) #25 UK


Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Albums

Roxy Music
“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. As the disco-fied opener Love Is the Drug makes clear, Roxy embraces dance and unabashed pop on Siren, weaving them into their sleek, arty sound. It does come at the expense of their artier inclinations, which is part of what distinguished Roxy, but the end result is captivating. Lacking the consistently amazing songs of its predecessor, Siren has a thematic consistency that works in its favor, and helps elevate its best songs – Sentimental Fool, Both Ends Burning, Just Another High – as well as the album itself into the realm of classics.” STE

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Last updated February 14, 2010.