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1 stars Laying it on the line

Just A Game is possibly Triumph's least interesting album. While most of their albums have at least one or two good songs or moments, Just A Game is a pure, straightforward Hard Rock/Blues Rock and Rock 'N' Roll album filled with generic and wholly unchallenging Rock numbers. The party rocker American Girls is lyrically so clichéd and musically so utterly dull that I must press 'next'. And the album's first three tracks are not much better. Movin' On sounding like Styx (in their worst Hard Rock moments). The title track is a far better song but it is extremely far behind songs like Blinding Light Show and Ordinary Man.

Fantasy Serenade is Rik Emmet's obligatory acoustic piece, easily the best moment on the whole album. Hold On reminds strongly of Boston and is acceptable, but it will hardly impress anyone in any way and neither will the Blues number Suitcase Blues that closes the album. I have to "lay it on the line" here and give this album the lowest possible rating. Triumph never made a great album, but they made much better ones both before and after this one.

The only positive feature of this album is its short length (even though it feels like an eternity!).

Only for completionists!

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