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Supertramp - Crisis? What Crisis? CD (album) cover




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3.58 | 440 ratings

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4 stars Supertramp's most underrated album.

This album is full of wonderful melodies and arrangements. Supertramp are not a classic 'prog' group but there are progressive elements in their music. 'Crisis?' is a wonderful musical journey incorporating many styles but the songs all have a unified relaxed feeling.

It always frustrated me that the songwriters of the group (Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson) seemed to dismiss this album as something that had to be produced to follow up the massive success of 'Crime of the Century' and they were not happy with the result. Yes, there is not the same intensity as that album, but that is this album's strength.

As a previous reviewer has said, some of Roger Hodgson's best songs are here - 'Easy Does It', 'Sister Moonshine', 'Lady', 'A Soapbox Opera', 'The Meaning' and ' Two of Us'. Recently, Roger has been performing the first two at his solo gigs, so he may be realising that they are much better than he thought.

Rick's contributions are no weaker, possibly with the exception of 'Ain't Nobody But Me' (always played at concerts!).

I give it 4 stars only because it is not a classically progressive album but it is an essential addition to any musical collection.

rvro | 4/5 |


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