Olympia - Bryan Ferry
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  • Summary: What began as a Roxy Music reunion album turned into Ferry's first album of new material in eight years and features contributions from original Roxy Music members like Brian Eno and Phil Manzanera.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 25
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  1. 83
    Finding true love has never come easy to Ferry, but his famed warble still revels in elusive, discofied romance.
  2. Oct 26, 2010
    80
    Luckily, the songs are more often grand than boring.
  3. Oct 27, 2010
    75
    It's a good album, and without the pressure of making it under the Roxy Music name, Ferry has made a confident and remarkably fresh-sounding record simply by doing what he's done best for over three decades.
  4. Oct 21, 2010
    70
    Ferry can only do jaded and glum nowadays – but when it works, he blissfully drags you under with him.
  5. Oct 26, 2010
    70
    At 65, former Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry is still the smoothest art-rocker ever.
  6. Nov 2, 2010
    60
    Slick but foxy music from under pop music's best-maintained fringe. [Nov. 2010, p. 109]
  7. Oct 21, 2010
    50
    The fact of the matter is that Bryan Ferry has produced another album of inessential middle-of-the-road cosmopolitan adult-pop. The only difference is that this time they are his own songs.

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