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Charted: May 18, 1974

Rating: 4.167 (average of 9 ratings)

Genre: proto punk

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Street Life
  2. Just Like You
  3. Amazona
  4. Psalm
  5. Serenade
  6. A Song for Europe
  7. Mother of Pearl
  8. Sunset

Sales (in millions):

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 186
peak on U.K. album chart 1 1

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Street Life (11/17/73) #9 UK



Roxy Music
“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. Even without the washes of Eno’s synthesizers, Roxy’s music remains unsettling on occasion, yet in this new incarnation, they favor more measured material, whether it’s the reflective A Song for Europe or the shifting textures of Psalm. Even the rockers, such as the surging Street Life and the segmented Mother of Pearl, are distinguished by subtle songwriting that emphasizes both Ferry’s tortured glamour and Roxy’s increasingly impressive grasp of sonic detail.” STE

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previous album: For Your Pleasure (1973)

Last updated March 30, 2010.