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BREAKFAST IN AMERICA

Supertramp

 

Crossover Prog

3.94 | 688 ratings

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Kix
4 stars Breakfast in America is the last of the four big albums from Supertramp. It's also the most commercially successful, with quite a few hits. Sometimes popularity and or commercial success weighs down an album, especially to us prog fans, but that isn't at all the case here. This album is a great one and I'd like to agree with other reviewers in saying this album as stood the test of time very well, not dated at all.

Starting off with Gone Hollywood, a great song and very refreshing to hear after I had heard The Logical Song and Take the Long Way Home and such numerous times before listening to the album as a whole. As I've said before, I really dig the Sax (wish I would've picked it instead of trumpet back in middle/high school band); I love its use on this song and album. The next three tracks, probably the most familiar are all good, Goodbye Stranger sticks out for me. Sometimes when you hear a song you remember where you were at some point in time or something like that, well this one's one of those for me. Back when I used to start work at like 4,5 am and I'd be walking to work in the dark, I always played this song on my cd player, good times. The last half of the album contains the lesser known tracks, but in my opinion is the stronger side of the album. Just to mention some, Oh Darling is great, Lord of Mine is a beautiful song, and Child of Vision reassures all listeners its sticking to its progressive roots, just brilliant.

I can't give 4.5 stars for an album, and usually I'd round up, but as great as Breakfast in America is, it doesn't compare to Crime of the Century, therefore I give it 4 stars. It does however compare to Even in the Quietest Moments which I also gave 4 stars.

Kix | 4/5 |

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