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Supertramp - Crime Of The Century CD (album) cover




Crossover Prog

4.31 | 1454 ratings

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3 stars Breakthrough album

Crime of the Century marks third different line-up of Supertramp, with only Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson being the same band members. It's one of a few albums to combine so strictly pop rock music with progressive rock music with a lot of success! And it's obvious in the importance of this album for the band. Crime of the Century is their breakthrough album after two unsuccessful attempts. The debut is their most progressive album and one of their best in the PA manner, but it remains very big disappointing. Crime of the Century doesn't contains any weak songs and probably wouldn't be in PA, if it was somebody else's album, but not Supertramp. The reason of that is the low quantity of prog moments. I think it would even hardly pass through the criterion of prog related album. It's very melancholic album with an artistic sense. But all these words are a trademark of Supertramp, so I shall continue with the next point in my review. Why I gave only three stars? It's because of the strong pop taste of the album. There aren't very sophisticated or deep themes here. If this site was pop one, this album, probably should top it, but it's not. It's very good album for the criterion of pop music. But prog demands more than just a simplified and nice tunes. The best song here is the homonymous Crime of the Century, which is one of the best songs I've ever heard. My rating shall be 3,25 stars

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