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when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno
Record Mirror NOVEMBER 10, 1973 - by Staff Writers
ROXY MUSIC: STRANDED
The Roxy saga continues. Since the split season we've had a solo album from the now departed Eno, another from Roxy residue leader Bryan Ferry and now a Roxy album too. While Eno's album with Robert Fripp wallowed in self-indulgence and Ferry's stumbled inanely along, Stranded is the Roxy sound almost to perfection. Not quite as commanding an album as their second but the playing of Messrs. MacKay, Ferry and new boy Jobson in particular, has made some improvement. Once again, unusual chord progressions and Ferry's insistence on mood above all have enabled Roxy to join that elite group of bands who can survive a third album. The joke would not be on Bryan Ferry if this album or its single Street Life failed to sell as well as Hard Rain.